Not only does it look much better than it used to, but it now houses a pretty groovy wine rack where the bottom two drawers used to be. I was actually more than a little bit ready to give up on the wine rack idea and just paint the drawers and return them to their previous home, but I decided to give it one more try. I am certainly glad I didn't give up because I was able to snag this little diamond in the rough for only $1.50 thanks to a local thrift stores 50% off everything sale.
Once I heartlessly cut off the hearts with my handy jigsaw, the rack fit perfectly in the space left available when Iremoved the bottom two drawers. After a few impatient coats of paint from that same old $5 oops paint can, the results were pretty amazing. I love the new hardware-and it defnitely helped this old sideboard make the transition from early 70's to vintage-y 2010 status. Here's a great shot of what the cabinet really holds (besides the wine)
The art supplies is this cabinet are all part of my "keep it where you use it" theory of organization (to use that word loosely). My kids do the bulk of homework, art projects, coloring and creative stuff at the dining room table, so having their supplies on hand is key to both easy access for them and simple clean up (let's face it, that's mostly for me). Having the storage double as an attractive buffet for parties is just a bonus for me. And, before we move on, let's remember what it used to look like (about 2 weeks ago):
And, for an even more shudder-worthy retrospective, let's see the same wall just a few days after we moved in a mere 3 years ago:
This post is linked to: between naps on the porch-metamorphosis monday