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Transforming An Old China Cabinet

I do not own a set of China. I do however collect just about anything you can set a table with! I had been on the lookout for a storage piece that I could display my collection in when I ran across this at my local Goodwill.
The style was pretty classic and the price was right at $60, so this mid sized vintage cabinet came home with me!
the easiest thing to do was work on each piece seperate the two sections. I painted each section in a creamy off white to keep a neutral backdrop for my collection of Transfer Ware. For the top of the china cabinet I removed the glass doors and chose to do something a bit more interesting and textural.
I purchased 1 1/2 yards of a neutral damask fabric from Hobby Lobby with a coupon and hotglued it to the back of the cabinet and I love the result!!! It has made a great backdrop for all of the thing I have collected for many years.
i also changed out the drawer pull for some that I actually found on Etsy for $12!
If you want all of the details you can find the whole project in the link below!

Materials used for this project:

  • Old cabinet, paint, fabric and cheap hsrdware   (Goodwill, Hobby Lobby, Etsy)
  • Offwhite paint

To see more: http://www.southerncurated.com/2017/02/a-china-cabinet-for-us.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Carole
    Carole Australia
    on Apr 20, 2017

    Now that looks very nice. Well done!

  • Dina
    Dina Mantoloking, NJ
    on Apr 20, 2017

    Very nice!

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Apr 20, 2017


  • Mary Valmas
    Mary Valmas Ellicott City, MD
    on Apr 26, 2017

    Looks beautiful

  • Kyle Vander Zalm
    Kyle Vander Zalm
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Great touch to add the top light. Good choice of knobs. Great overall job.

  • Diane
    Diane Crockett, TX
    on Apr 27, 2017

    That's adorable!

  • Cudownunder55
    on May 25, 2017

    I thought it was awful when I saw you tear apart that nice China cabinet. I have one similar to it. I keep on my breezeway. Well as I went on I wish I could do the same to mine ! I love it. It really stands out . Mine just sits there ! I keep my baking dishes in the bottom. Thanks for the great idea. People like you have that imagination i wish I had . You know where your going before you even start your project and I am in awe of you. Thanks again.

  • Paige @ southerncurated
    Paige @ southerncurated Arden, NC
    on May 26, 2017

    Thank you! For the record I did not tear it apart. Everything I did is completely reversible. All of the stuff is in my garage;)

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