I think I have a buyer for the china cabinet, so I am holding off on changing the back of it for now. I did fill it with some beautiful, darker things so that helped a lot. Thanks so much for your suggestions! One of the oil paintings (the one on the top, if you can see it through all the shadows & reflections) was something my mother-in-law and I found at an antiques store on Tybee Island. The one on the bottom shelf was actually a paint-by-number that my grandfather (my dad's dad) painted! Isn't it fabulous??
I'm off to pick up my sweet niece at preschool. Hope you all have a great day!