I’ve been working on a mini-makeover of my dining room. I work on it for about 7 minutes a day, which means you can plan to see it in 2017.
I’m not going to show you the room until it’s totally finished, but for now, I want to tell you about an AMAZING change in the room that I made for FREE.
I reorganized my china cabinet.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but it has made an incredible difference in the look of my dining room!
Before I show you my new and improved china cabinet, I will show you the “before.” Prior to repainting the dining room (which required emptying the china cabinet of its contents and moving it), I snapped this photo so that I would remember where I had everything once I was able to put it all back.
When it came time to put everything away again, I looked at the photo and thought “Ew. This looks pretty terrible.” Bland and disorganized – the china cabinet sort of blended into the wall without making any sort of impact at all.
I decided that there must be a better way to do justice to the china and crystal that I’ve used three times since my wedding in 2006. So I scoured Pinterest and Google to find just the inspiration that I needed.
The first image I came across was from Katie at Bower Power. Look at her lovely china cabinet makeover and the beautiful way she organized her dishes. So much nicer than mine.
The contrast of the white dishes against the dark furniture has really helped to lighten up the room, and the symmetrical display of the items inside makes it so much nicer to look at.