Find $1,230 in Your Dining Room
This little-used room isn't just a trove of silver trays and cut crystal: Plenty of less obvious items are worth way more than you'd think.
Despite the waning popularity of formal dining rooms, mirrored buffet tables and sideboards (basically, furniture that has display space on top and a closed bottom) are in. Designers love pieces that have both mirrors and wood
; they play off each other and have a vintage quality—even if they aren't more than a few years old (we found a new wood-and-mirror mini cupboard on eBay for $289).