So my friends, it’s official. One room in our house is D. O. N. E. done! Not done as in “I’m never ever going to change anything in the room” (because that would just be crazy talk, right?) but done as in “I crossed off the last thing on my to-do list”. It’s our dining room that’s done and the last item that I crossed off of my to-do list was lining the back of our built-in china cabinet:
As you can see from the “before” pic below, our china cabinet is very simple, has some New England charm, and didn’t necessarily need to have anything done to it. But the crystal and white china stored inside faded into the white background and I wanted to add a backdrop that would allow them to stand out more while also adding some warmth and decorative interest to our room.
I’d been planning this little project for months and was originally going to use barnwood to line the cabinet back. I found a great barnwood source, spent over an hour going through all of the wood to pick out my pieces, and then had the guy total my cost up only to find that it was going to cost over $200. So I left empty-handed.
I also changed out the small brass knobs on the glass cabinet doors to 8″ oil-rubbed bronze pulls (Restoration Hardware Lugarno pulls):
It’s about time that I finished off at least one room – can you believe that we moved into our house a year ago as of next week?