I couldn't be more excited about this new 1950s china cabinet I just got on craigslist for under $300. It's in fantastic condition and the folks I bought it from -- who were moving their father out of the house in which he had lived for 62 years -- were nice enough to deliver it for me. I had been looking for a china cabinet for a while, and I LOVE the little '50s era faux-Asian details on the doors and knobs. Above is a photo of the cabinet when it was still in its previous home...
... and here it is in my dining room. I ordered new knobs for it (just for the doors, not for the drawers), which are on their way, but I think it already looks right at home. Sorry for the total shite quality of the pictures; they were taken with the garbage camera on my phone.
(excuse the crapola all over my dining room table)
I thought I might spice up the inside a little by covering the backs of the cabinets with a fun paper, and I had recently bought a roll of this really pretty Japanese-ish paper from World Market for $2.99, so I went back and bought a few extra rolls, and covered the back of each cabinet:
I think it looks a lot more fun this way.
Good Lord, I love the little detail on the doors.
And the knobs!!! So f---ing cool.
Almost forgot the super cool Greek key feet. Bitchin!