This China cabinet was part of the haul that my husband dragged home for me a few weeks ago. The french buffet that I recently posted about was also in this haul. In fact, I discovered while writing this that the picture I posted as a 'before' for the buffet was actually of the bottom of the china cabinet ~ oops!! They are so similar that I didn't notice my error until I was posting this. Sorry about that!
Here is the top.
And the bottom, complete with missing (but now reunited) bunny.
First off, I wanted to see if I liked the original hardware. It needed some sprucing up, so I gave it a coat of ORB, then blotted some of it off.
Here is the bottom, primed and partially painted. The middle cabinet, though it had hardware, is not actually a functioning door. So, I filled that hole in, since I thought it looked a little funny.
Here is the top, primed & painted. I started to take the glass out, but after getting not one but two splinters from the original wooden strips holding the glass in, I decided to seal the wood instead :) Nothing a little glass scraper can't take care of.
On the original wood, I thought that this detail looked a bit feminine. However, after paint & glaze, I don't think that at all anymore! I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
And in the house. I do love it. But...
Something just isn't perfect about it, and I think it is the backing. I think the backing needs to be removed & done in a different color/texture. Agree? Disagree? I need some opinions, because of course my husband says to leave it as is.