Sunday, May 16, 2010


Serendipity – n. aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck:
A happy accident - what a wonderful thing. 
Well, the china cabinet from the dining room has found a new home - by accident.Yes, it has.
And it is still in our home.
And it I never painted it.

I moved it out of the dining room (because there was just tooooo much furniture in there) and since there was already a built-in china cabinet in the dining room - well, this one had to go.
I moved it into the living room just to get it OUT of the dining room. I needed to start getting that room finished and as long as the china cabinet was in there I wasn't going to be able to finish it. 
So I moved that bad boy (and this thing weighs like a bizilion pounds - seriously) into the living room - just to get it out of the dining room.
It looked like this.
Way toooo crowded. Like I said - it was temporary. 
Or so I thought.
I had to live with it for a few days while I was figuring out what to do with it.

That was when I kept getting the feeling that I kinda, sorta didn't hate it in my living room.
In fact, I was starting to feel it. 
I knew I needed to edit some items out if I was going to keep it - and that was OK because I was really starting to like it.
Finally the room didn't feel HEAVY over on the other side of the room by the fireplace and the built-ins. 
Frankly, it felt balanced. Even. Right.
So I did this.
I moved it down further and took out the console table.
I added a small round table to the right, added the lamp from the console table, and a mirror from the basement. 
I filled the cabinet with pieces of silver, small pewter mirrors, and pieces of white pottery.
Granted, it was hard to get a good shot of it.
But it looks really pretty.
The husband even approves. 
I'm happy.

I'm linkin up with Kendall at Finesse Your Nest


  1. Oh, I love it in the living room! I remember you were thinking about putting it in the kitchen, but it looks great here! Did you move that beast by yourself?! I want to come shop your basement. You are always pulling great treasures out of there, like that mirror! Great job!

  2. TY Kendall!
    I have a ton of stuff in my basement - much to the dislike of my hubby. Mostly stuff I've picked up that I like for CHEAP but don't have a place for it. Now I am trying to rotate things in and out and get rid of the things that I don't just LOVE. And yes, I moved that thing by myself. It has those pads on the bottom that help it slide a bit...but it was still a CHORE!

  3. Looks great! Breaking the rules are so rewarding sometimes aren't they?