Thursday, November 13, 2008

An Updated Piece and Thank Yous

I'm a southern girl who has never had a china cabinet to display her china. As a combination anniversary and house warming gift my mother in law helped me find this china cabinet at a local consignment shop.

I love the style and the amount of storage is incredible, but I wasn't really digging the hardware. It was a bit dated. (You should be able to click on the photo to make it larger.)



With the help from a gift card from my sister in law to Restoration Hardware, I picked up these knobs and handles. I chose the antique brass finish to match the hinges of the cabinet. There are a few little holes to fill, but I'm so pleased with the result.



Now I have an updated piece and once I get all the wallpaper down and the room painted, I'll be able to display all my "pretties".



Thank you both for this great piece!

7 comments:

Hillary Dunham said...

Love it! A small change makes a big difference! I wish we had a restoration hardware close by. I always find the best goodies in there. And I just got a china cabinet a few months ago and I love it! I know you'll enjoy yours!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Great minds DO think alike! And we actually have very similar pieces...your hutch looks kind of like my grandmother's...probably from the same generation. I love the new knobs!
Carrie

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I have a china cabinet so similar to that which my parents passed down to me. I wish I had space for it, but it's in storage :( I love your update!

Anna said...

Is the glass a bubble glass. I love that style. 2nd buying is so great!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Little change - BIG difference! What a glorious gift. :)

Allie said...

I love the new handles. Our hutch has handles similar to your old ones, and I hate how dated it looks. It's amazing what a big change the new ones make.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I can't believe how different it looks with a few small changes like that. It really updated the cabinet. Bravo! :-)