I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend! I have spent every waking hour of this weekend either at my son’s soccer tournament or trying to finish up this project for my dining room. I’m finally done and ready to share it!

Whenever I sit down to redesign a room, I focus on coming up with a design that would be my ideal room and then I figure out a way to make it work with my budget. Well, I knew right away that my ideal dining room would include a mid-century modern credenza.

Have you seen these beauties?

BUF-mcmexsvintage mid-century modern credenzas

Ok, let me wipe the drool off my computer… I’ve loved mid-century modern furniture ever since I studied it in some classes I took in college, but that was back in the 90’s (yes, I’m old :( ). Mid-century modern (MCM) designs have become quite trendy recently and it seems everyone who owns a MCM credenza has picked up on that. So now these credenzas easily sell for $1000 and up!

Yeah, that’s too rich for me so to the drawing board I went. What I had in my dining room was this sideboard we purchased like 10 to 15 years ago.


It was rather dated looking and just boring to me. But I wondered if there was some way I could give it a makeover and turn it into more of an interesting piece with some nods to the amazing MCM credenza.