Crystal Gayle, anyone? No? Allrightythen.
Alternate title: Tramp Stamping the China Cabinet.
Notice anything different about my china cabinet?
While the painters were painting the dining room, I had to unload my entire china cabinet so that they could move it without fear of breaking anything. Check out my dining table loaded down with all it’s contents. Oy vey at all the glassware I have!
While it was empty I decided to finally slap a coat of paint on the ugly brown wood backerboard. It has been bugging me ever since we moved into this house! I never even noticed it at the old house because our dining room walls were brown, and the back of the china cabinet blended right in with the wall.
See? Blends right in.
It was no big deal until we moved here and suddenly all I could see when I looked at my pretty china cabinet was the fugly brown back.
So this week that changed. First went a coat of white paint as a primer. I used one of the numerous Sherwin Williams paint samples that I had lying around. I wasn’t sure what color I wanted to go with, but I knew something was better than nothing so I started with white.
I could tell that was not going to be the final answer just by looking at the first coat. I compared some paint samples to the wall color and it was very similar to SW Foggy Day. So then I remembered that somewhere in my paint sample stash I had a little quart of Sherwin Williams Foggy Day! It’s like it was meant to be. I had considered using it on my bedroom walls when we first moved in, but it didn’t really do much for me in that room so I nixed it. I knew it was a nice slate blue grey color that would go well with the new dining room color. I wanted it to blend into the background again like it did before, so I slapped up two coats of paint on the back and let that dry.
This was looking a lot better already, but I still wasn’t 100% happy with it. Too blah.
It needed something else.
So I headed to Hobby Lobby one night after work and found a big paisley wall stencil.
I also grabbed some “dazzling metallic elegance” DecoArt craft paint in an assortment of silvery green colors and some sponges.
Then late one night I did some of this:
And a whole lot of this:
Which gave me this:
And I just kept rotating it around in some kind of randomness until it looked like this:
I loved it so much I just kept going all the way down on the shelves, too.
Then I loaded it back up with all my stuff.
I love the way it looks peeking out from behind my Grandma’s plates.
I don’t own any real china, by the way. I never saw the point in it.
But I do love my china cabinet, even though it should just be called a “sentimental cabinet”. I have a lot of inherited things along with my wedding stuff inside of it.
I like to mix all my old stuff like the Libbey glasses that I inherited from my Grandma in with my newer stuff from Willow House and my Wilton serving stuff. It’s not so stuffy and formal that way.
J says it looks like the china cabinet has been tattooed.
But the paisley pattern makes it more of a “drank too many Bartles & James in college and got this girly tattoo” kind of tattoo, so I guess you could say I have officially tramp stamped my china cabinet.
Keepin it klassy, y’all.
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