One of the many things my husband does is restoring homes that have been abandoned. Many times the houses are full of junk and sometimes he brings home some really cool stuff!
Sometimes they are things that he re-sells or I can use in the house.
A few years ago he brought this cabinet home. It’s a quality piece of furniture but it is very 80′s. I’ve had this in my kitchen wondering what to do with it. I stored platters in the bottom but dust was an issue.
Last year he brought this piece home and it has been waiting in his storage shed for me to decided what to do with it. It had some water damage to the back and was pretty neglected.
I decided to paint them, first using a bonding paint. I busted out the lattice and gave it a few coats of paint.
I had this eyesore of a space next to our table. We have a very small house so I am always trying to make the most of any storage space I can. I chose to shuffle my mother’s china cabinet into a bedroom out of sight (she lives with us during the winter months) and put the other cabinet into the girl’s room. I had to thin out some of my dishes and glassware (which most of it is rarely used), but it is so freeing to have less stuff. Stuff can bog you down fast, and the more people you have in a small house the harder you have to work at keeping it under control. I’d rather spend my time doing ‘people stuff’ than always cleaning and organizing THINGS!
This little kitchen spruce up cost me nothing! I used leftover paint from painting our cabinets last year and the fabric I had in my stash, and even better MY handyman husband was paid to haul this furniture off. Girls…marry a guy with real SKILLS!