When we moved into our house 6 and a half years ago, this china cabinet was wallpapered in a textured ivory. It was neither here nor there, but I decided to spice it up a bit and paint the background the same green as I painted our bathroom. Unfortunately, it didn’t look hardly any different. It’s a job that was a bit of a pain, though, so I thought “forget it. It’s fine” & carried on with my life. Flash forward to last week… I had some weird burst of energy and then Matilda decided to a long nap, Dustin was out of town, & Finn discovered the computer. It all mixed together to created that perfect storm of free time + energy + creativity. I literally don’t remember the last time that’s happened. And yes, I’m using literally in the correct sense. So, I cleared out the cabinet (which was probably a bigger job than anything else), pulled off the fussy lace (which was there when we moved in) & got down to the business of painting. At first, I thought I’d paint it all pink, but with the combination of that orangey wood, I was afraid that it would blend too much. I pulled up some other colors of paint from the basement & they worked out great. Between the fun colors & giving the shelves a coat of fresh white paint, which was desperately needed, I finally had the china cabinet I’d always wanted. The best part is that it only cost the price of a quart of paint & some spare time, but the results are priceless. Yeah, that’s cheesy, but it’s so true. I honestly can’t stop staring at it.
I took this picture with the cabinet door open because all of the fun colors don’t photograph very well through the wavy glass. I still need to figure out some better lighting, I think. Something more even.
Here’s what it looked like before. Obviously we’ve since painted the walls as well.
And here they are side by side. I love a small project with a big impact, don’t you?