I've been playing around with the china cabinet again. Well not so much the cabinet itself, but rather its contents. I thought it needed a new color palette for the holiday season. And well, I just can't seem to leave things alone.
This is how it looked before...
I put away most of the dishes and plates on display and started fresh. The good news: I didn't spend any money, just made-over stuff we already had.
For instance, we had an old scratched up platter. It wasn't much to look at, and we never used it. So I spray painted it red (with paint from the garage stash) and then antiqued it.
Also had a thrifted Waverly tablecloth I found a while back. Wasn't using it either. I cut out part of the floral pattern...
And Modge Podged it onto the platter.
Earlier this year I found some plates at the Salvation Army that were 25 cents each. They had a few minor chips and scratches, but really pretty details. Also not being used.
I spray painted some of these red, like the platter, and some Sea Glass (also left over from previous projects). Then they were also antiqued.
There were a couple of old frames collecting dust in storage, so they too were given a fresh coat of paint.
And set on top of the china cabinet.
A whole new, budget friendly, look.
I still want to embellish it with a pine garland laced with clear lights, just as soon as I catch my breath. So much to do - concerts, recitals and parties...and oh the shopping that still needs to happen. Tis the season.