This is one charming china cabinet! I really don’t know too much about besides the fact that it’s solid wood (not the faintest hint or whiff of particle board in any way, shape or form) and appears to have been handmade.
The carved floral details are just lovely! The stain gives it a rustic French Provincial air – it’s a dark wash over a lighter wood which gives it an antiqued “effect”, except that I think this is an actual antique. To me, the little imperfections are what give it such appeal. I love being able to see the handiwork that went into a piece long ago. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but wormholes and wear make me weak in the knees!
P.S. Never would I ever paint a lovely wood piece like this! If a painted china cabinet is more your thing, you can see the one I refinished here: My Dream China Cabinet.
See what I mean about the gorgeous carvings? And check out the adorable vintage metal knobs:
The hutch was missing two knobs, so I’m temporarily substituting these glass ones up top – I love how they compliment the mirrored back:
This is the first piece I’ve acquired specifically for someone else. My friend asked me to see if I could find something lovely for her and of course I was like, YESSS! I CAN DO THAT!
These are actually the first decent pictures she’s seeing other than the terrible phone photo I sent her after we brought the china cabinet home. A little bit of elbow grease (otherwise known as Restor-A-Finish) later and this china cabinet is looking mighty fab. I’m excited to see what she thinks! And how she styles it up! (By the way, this friend has awesome taste in art, and I’m excited to snoop and share her art collection with you guys sometime soon…)
What do you think?