Six easy steps transform this dining room from bare to beautiful.
Photography Jean Allsopp / Styling Mary Leigh Fitts
This phonograph cabinet needed only a few changes to become an unusual bar. We added a metal box in the top to hold ice and drinks. The shelves are lined with leftover wallpaper. Black paint and glass knobs update the exterior.
- What it cost: less than $60 for the metal box and paint and less than $15 for glass knobs
Oriental Toile wallpaper and fabric by Thibaut, www.thibautdesign.com; sea grass rug, clock, and table accessories from World Market, www.worldmarket.com; chairs are Granas by Ikea, www.ikea.com.