repurposing our china cabinet

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After an exhausting day at the beach Saturday (the sun just drains you, ya know?), we got to working on repurposing our china cabinet on Sunday. We started with the doors and the shelves and will be tackling the body of the cabinet this upcoming weekend. We sanded the yellow paint off, wiped them down, and painted them an off-white color. I’m all for pops of color (yellow even), but I really wanted this piece of furniture to not stick out like a sore thumb in our mix of random furniture. Off-white is a good, safe color that will complement our dishes perfectly and will also (hopefully) help brighten up our room. It was messy with the paint dust and the paint, so I didn’t take any photos during the process, and we still need to paint the sides.

This is my first time repurposing a piece of furniture, and it’s exciting! Does that mean I’m old? Either way, I’m lucky to have a husband who is willing to help and support whatever creative notions I have in my head. It will be so rewarding to see our finished project, and I can’t wait to finally display all of our pretty dishes.

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I also thought I would take this time to share the progress on our little succulent “garden”! Aren’t they beautiful and HUGE?! A couple flowers broke off (sad face), which I think has to do with new neighbors moving big pieces of furniture in. I’ve never kept plants before, but these have got to be the easiest to take care of!

IMG_4545(2)WebIMG_4562(2)WebIMG_4547(2)WebKipling likes to stick her head through our front window blinds when we leave or are outside. I think it’s just the cutest thing ever.

IMG_4548(2)WebHe’s almost as cute. Almost.

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-wonderland sam

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