Friday, February 4, 2011

China Cabinet

This isn't much of a before and after, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. We got this china cabinet last summer on Craigslist, along with a matching buffet.
The hutch part of the china cabinet had gold painted diamonds on the glass (you can kinda see that in the picture above). I tried getting it off (I discovered that nail polish remover would get it off, but it was taking forever) when I finally decided to just get new glass for it. I didn't feel like nailing the trim holding the original glass back into the cabinet, so I hot glued the pieces in. Worked like a charm. My 2 year old came over and started hitting the glass while I was finishing up one of the sides. My head was in the hutch and he thought it was a fun game. The glass didn't budge, so I think hot glue was a wonderful, quick solution - and so does my husband. He'd been a little skeptical.

Here it is with the new glass and my china out of their boxes for the first time in 15 years! I haven't gotten around to making it look cute yet. That'll come after I know my boys aren't likely to want to touch/hold anything in the cabinet. I already told my hubby that now that we have the storage space, I'll be on the look out for some nice crystal goblets at the thrift store, too.


Robert and Cassie said...

I"m still impressed that you got such a great deal for it! That's awesome! You did a great job fixing it up :)

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

SO pretty!!


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