No, I have not recently started globe trotting and taken off for the far East. (Sounds fun though doesn’t it?!) Rather, my husband and I finally acquired a new-to-us China cabinet. And then promptly redid it!
Let me tell you, it helps to have a very handy husband around when you want to tackle a project like this. Because he’s amazing. He has all of the tools on hand, can custom match stain, and, perhaps most importantly, trusts me when I tell him to do things a certain way. 😉
We found (or rather my mom found) this china cabinet through the newspaper second hand. We had been hunting for a bit for a piece that would be a good fit for us and this one had a “can’t lose” price of $100. So we snatched it up and figured we could make it work.
Things that were killing me about this piece:
1. the trim across the top – faux burled wood is NOT a look I am into
2. the hardware in general – dated and scruffy
3. the plastic (yes! plastic) trim around the the drawers – for shame!! the company put plastic trim on this beautiful wood piece
Handy husband to the rescue…
Watch those doors and drawers become COMPLETELY updated with the help of a belt sander, trim, nail gun, compound miter saw, and custom stain. And finally, new hardware. (Have I mentioned he’s amazing?)
I hope you will all agree with me that the piece looks a great deal better and updated. And I finally have a place to put all of my beautiful china and crystal! (Which coincidentally my husband also picked out!)
It is so “grown up” to have a fully stocked china cabinet. I had a bit of a moment when I saw the finished product and realized that I have now, somehow, officially become an adult. It’s all perspective I suppose.
Yesterday was my 33rd Birthday and my dad left me a comment on Facebook sharing this quote which perhaps you will recognize.
“At that time Frodo was still in his tweens, as the hobbits called the irresponsible twenties between childhood and coming of age at thirty-three.”
Welcome to the world of responsibility!!