Here's our dining room (the only room in the house with color!) on the day we moved in. Isn't that corner just asking for a corner cabinet?
We have a wonderful dining table and buffet from my grandmother (see earlier post with refinished chairs) and I have always wanted a corner hutch. Plus, a bit more storage in our dining room would help empty all those boxes.
We looked at a few furniture stores, but didn't see anything we loved. I set up a google search to alert me when any new corner hutches were added to Craigslist. Within a few weeks I had an appointment to see a hutch in Framingham. It was little cobwebby and needed a bit of love, but the price was right -- $20! We took it.
In the fall we took advantage of our new outside space and sanded down the rough patches and replaced the plywood back of the cabinet.
After a few coats of paint which matched our trim we ended up with this:
A perfect storage/displace spot in our corner (with a few Christmas decorations added). We still need to get a knob for the cabinet but overall I'm very happy with our Craigslist find that otherwise was headed to the trash!