Back in 2008, I purchased a beautiful off-white china cabinet off eBay-before-it-became-big. We were at that stage of slowly replacing some furniture. I’d never seen the likes of it till then… and not since till recently.
At that time, I was fond of the French Provincial feel in homes. So this piece was perfect.
In our next home, we enjoyed beautiful cathedral-height ceiling in a wonderfully white space. (How I still miss this space!). Our china cabinet sat happily in that space, albeit rather dwarfed!
It has always stored some of my china:
In our next place, I’d curated some new china and had a larger china cabinet to share my pieces.
It’s interesting how tastes and finances change what we like and own and collect! Alot of the stuff in previous renditions have been sold off.
Now, in this home, I have tired of the all white look and wanted a bolder change to reflect my love of bold colours as well as to highlight my beloved Johnson Bros collected dinnerset.
I knew what I wanted; I’d long been envious of furniture with a different exterior colour to interior. I think the image from Martha Stewart below first twigged my long time love and Eddie Ross kinda cemented it.
This is the same china dresser in different colours:
And this collection of yellow china in the white dresser, again, Martha Stewart’s:
In fact, most of Martha’s pieces are painted like that!
Now that Jasmine’s four months, I finally had the headspace to tackle something I’d been stewing over for almost a year. Painting! I grabbed my wallet, shoved Jasmine into her YELLOW pram and marched over to Haymes Paints, in Springwood. I grabbed a 1L can of Tulip Yellow.
This is the before:
And this is the during:
I had to decide if I was going to paint that area underneath that pull-up curved glass section…
This is the completed china cabinet, with my glossy yellow interior and my Johnson Bros Heritage White pieces inside.
And this is the cabinet with the yellow ceiling light shade.
The only thing I have to fix is the warm-white lightbulb in that shade… the entire room looks yellow and orange! The yellow interior looks the same shade as the exterior antique white colour!