When we cleaned my grandmother’s house we only kept a few pieces of furniture – sewing cabinets, a chair or two and an antique curio cabinet. Since my mom’s apartment is pretty stuffed, I got the curio cabinet. I wasn’t sure where to put it since my dining room is small and there isn’t room in there, so I decided to put it in the office.
However, between that, the desk and the bookshelves the room was too full of dark furniture. I also didn’t like how close it was to the door and how enclosed the closet door felt (on left). So, I moved it into the guest room at the food of the bed (allowing me to hang my new gallery wall here). It *just* fit along this wall without having to go in front of the vent.
I love that not only the front but also the sides are glass since it doesn’t seem so obtrusive when you enter the room.
I played around with stuff inside and on top but haven’t come to the final layout yet. I am thinking of putting all family-related stuff in here, though (the rest of grandma’s buttons, my papa’s pennies, my father’s stein, my great aunt’s framed quilt piece, etc.).
The cabinet needs some love since I believe it used to be a lighter brown color as seen on the shelves and now the outside is almost black and the finish is rough, almost like a weird build-up on the wood. But look at how gorgeous the details are:
Some day I’ll get around to refinishing it but for now it resides in the guest room as-is. Don’t worry – it won’t be painted a bright color or even white, it will be restored to its natural wood color.