For a meal that already requires days of prep, serving food buffet-style is a surefire way to lighten the load on the hostess. And on a holiday that's as food-centric as Thanksgiving, there's no better way to give guests the freedom to come back for a second (and third!) helping of their favorite dishes. I set up my buffet on a vintage wood sideboard. This is a great time to get creative and think about repurposing furniture from other parts of the house — an old dresser, desk or even a wood door propped up on sawhorses would make a perfect buffet.
Don't rush out to buy new furniture if your guest bedroom is missing a few pieces — just improvise. Designer Erinn Valencich brought in a weathered garden step to serve as a bedside table. Its rustic patina adds charm while the steps create display space.
If you’re driving somewhere with the kids, Asha Dornfest, author of Parent Hacks, recommends organizing your essentials in a wine bottle tote. Not only are these totes already compartmentalized, but the compartments are deep, offering plenty of space to store items like snacks, toys, napkins and sippy cups.
Bling out an existing or repurposed light fixture by adding crystal garland and gorgeous glass droplets to get the look of a crystal chandelier without the cost. You also could repurpose crystals from another fixture.
Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines turned the once bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room. Two bright yellow light fixtures illuminate a large craft table, made from an old pocket door. New cabinets provide necessary storage space to organize supplies and materials.
In the dining space, designers from America's Most Desperate Kitchens added plenty of storage and a bar area. To add more display options and complete the design in the space, a vintage barn shutter was repurposed into a shelving unit that is illuminated by a bright, broadway light fixture. Vintage metal rakes on either side of the shelves were upcycled and used as wine glass racks.
With seating for eight, the large dining table in the middle of this newly remodeled kitchen gives the homeowners a great space to entertain, while the combination of a farmhouse table and wrought iron chairs adds visual interest to the space.
HGTV's Property Brothers completely renovated this kitchen with a new layout, stone countertop, glass tile backsplash, raised-panel cabinets and a wood island on casters that offers prep space and plenty of storage.
Rustic furniture and accessories add texture to this bright, feminine living room in shades of soft blue, gray and white. Especially stunning is the rustic reclaimed wood coffee table that adds a fun touch to this otherwise traditional space.