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China Cabinet = FINISHED!!!

So, it turns out that my Grandmother had 12 place settings of her china.  That's a LOT of dishes to wash... not that I'm complaining!

:-)

Anyway, it took 2 days to get them all washed, because I kept running out of hot water, but I finally finished Sunday night.  I got everything arranged in the cabinet and stored a good portion of it underneath.  My birthday is coming up, so I hope to get some of those nice china storage containers.  Anyway, it's finally all done and I wanted to share some photos with you.

TIA for looking!

I'll start at the begining, for those who have no idea what I'm talking about:

We got a good deal on a not-so-pretty china cabinet.  We decided to repaint it and it took FOREVER.  It's finally done.

Here's the before:



And here are a few "during" shots:















Keith installed new lights in the top, and we painted the hardware a metallic silver.

After it was finished and put in place, it was time to fill it up.

The top shelf houses my Federal Moonglow.

The middle shelf is my Grandmomm'a china, Silver Moon by Warwick.

And the bottom holds a few pieces of Milk Glass that I love.

I've waited a long time for this, and I'm so proud of how it turned out.



And here are a few close-ups of the contents.




















Comments

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bethoven
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
good job with the cabinet!
mcfluffy
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
wallybat
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
beautiful!

i love the touch of the picture next to your grandmother's china. i'm assuming that's your grandma?
mcfluffy
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Yep, that's her! I think it was taken in 1954, if I remember correctly. I just took it out of the frame for the first time in, well ever, and it had a date on it. I've always loved that photo. I thought it was appropriate for that shelf.
cookie_chef
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
It looks great. Love the picture of your grandmother. I think someone in my family had some moonglow!
mcfluffy
Jan. 27th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. Moonglow is so pretty... and under the lights, it really does "glow" I think.
eicnan
Jan. 26th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous!
cathgrace
Jan. 26th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
it turned out super cutely! My friend has those same drapes too!
mcfluffy
Jan. 27th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! I love the curtains! Target special! lol
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