Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Y'all are so helpful! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the new color for my kitchen. Now I have another question for you.
I am considering taking off the tall breakfront portion of my china cabinet and just using the base as a buffet. If you've seen my dining room before, you know that I have built-in china cabinets in this room:
In addition to these built-ins, I've had a china cabinet at the other end of the room:
That's a lot of tall stuff in one room, but no serving space. So here's what I'm thinking about:
Here's a photo with the lamps turned off so that you can see a little better.
With the built-in china cabinets, I certainly don't need the storage or display space of the tall hutch. As a matter of fact, keeping my china and crystal in the hutch made it very difficult to use, as a plate or glass threatened to topple over every time I opened the doors.
Do you like the idea of using the base cabinet as a buffet? My plan is to put a large mirror above the base cabinet. I love the two lamps--it took me weeks to find ones that I liked, but these are wonderful. (If I decide to put the china cabinet back in the room, I'll use these lamps elsewhere.)
So what do you think? Put the tall breakfront back or keep the buffet space? I'd love your thoughts!
**Note: The blue on my walls is a Sherwin Williams custom mix. Here's the label: