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Need help updating cabinet

Chris Romeo HuckaboneFebruary 20, 2013
Any ideas how to update, modernize this country
looking cabinet? I like the size and I need the storage
for my china, but it just isn't my style any more. I like warm, clean, modern traditional. Any help would be so appreciated! Thank you in advance!!!
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Paint it black and edit what you have inside adding more contemporary accessories.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 3:45PM
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I agree, paint it either black or white.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Why does she have to change the accessories, she said the cabinet and I am saying that because I have a curio cabinet with items from my military days and want to update it as well
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 3:53PM
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She doesn't have to change accessories, it was a suggestion but she said she likes modern and clean and the inside doesn't seem clean and modern. Modern and clean means less stuff./pared down a bit.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 3:59PM
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A more contemporary look is more organized and less "grandma's inheritance", by that, I mean more streamlined. Putting some of the collection of things away and only displaying part of it at one time will make the pc look more modern. And the pcs can be better appreciated if you can actually see them. I select more springtime flowery patterns for the warmer parts of the year saving the darker, more gold embellished pcs for the wintertime. When you have so many things displayed at once, its really hard to appreciate thier individual beauty.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 4:00PM
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Judy M
You might want to consider painting the back inside panel a different color. The clear glass items aren't being displayed well behind the clear glass doors. Glass behind glass with oak back is making the glass disappear from view.

If the shelves are adjustable, bring the middle shelf so it's in line with the cross bars on the doors.

I agree, there are too many items inside. Overcrowding it makes each item feel less special.

I would find a new home for the wine glasses and the vases on bottom right. Then space other items.

I'm leaning toward white or off white paint for it.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 4:07PM
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You could definitely paint this white and add new hardware. Also you could paint the inside back of the cabinet to add some contrast
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 4:11PM
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