If you don't mind a little elbow grease, create your own wine buffet for the dining room from a bedroom dresser (or similar furniture piece). Look for furniture with good bones, then knock out drawers, add wine cubbies and a fresh coat of paint. Kim and Lori of That's So Creative are the masterminds behind this repurposed wine buffet.
Designer Leslie Hildebrand added a slim console with major buffet potential to the dining room. A few interesting art pieces and a pair of buffet lamps frame the space, creating a focal point in the room.
Those dining chairs are just as functional as they are stylish, as they ensure that the owners have plenty of seats for their next party. A midcentury sideboard completes the space and offers essential storage.
Designate a food and beverage station using foldout tables covered in basic linen tablecloths to keep the main table clutter-free and allow guests to move about the picnic area. Old rugs also function well as table covers. Style with feathery wreaths, reclaimed wood pieces, favors and fresh flowers.