(Closed) China Cabinets – refinishing / affordable new options?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

What about a china credenza/sideboard?  That’s the route I’m looking at going.  They are more stylish than cabinets and cost less as well.

 

 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can get old china cabinets (many are two pieces- a buffet and a hutch) free or for next to nothing off craigslist. Use some tsp to clean it, sand the shiny finish off and spray paint.

if you get the cabinet free or at a reasonable price, it’s still cheaper to take it in for professional painting than to buy something new, plus it is solid wood, not chipboard.

You can make it a feature in the room by your choice of colors

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@eagle:  Wow! I just looked at the Calgary craigslist. There are hardly any listings there compared to Vancouver.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

It’s not as affordable as Ikea, but we got ours at Ethan Allen a few years ago and I don’t think it was that expensive. I felt like their options were a little more modern than what we’d seen elsewhere locally (i.e., super ornate, gaudy, old-fashioned china cabinets) and it’s well-made, solid wood (ours is maple).

 

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