Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Garage Sales: A Display Cabinet
We have a beautiful space outside to entertain. Here is my daughter's birthday party last year.
However, I knew that I wanted a special piece of furniture to hold key pieces. I really had no idea what I wanted but after looking on Craigslist. After a year of looking, I found this piece. Listed as a doll display, it came equipped with plexi-glass. Perfect for a display piece on a flagstone patio.
However, I knew to make it last, it needed to be as water proof as possible....
So we added a little roof to it.
I caulked it and painted it with exterior paint. And now I had a display cabinet to hold all the outdoor entertainment dishware I needed.
All the items in the cabinet were all yard sale finds so if they end up missing, I won't cry.
On the top shelf, I put the centerpieces and candle sticks I use outside.
I love this urn.. $1 at a yard sale.
Next, all the silverware and chargers.
I found these great wicker chargers, perfect for outdoors.
All the trays and dishes are on a shelf. I can easily feed 20 with all my white yard sale dishes. They don't match but they are all white and much prettier than paper plates.
I just love how it makes this area more attractive.
On the bottom shelf, the tablecloths, placemats, candles, matches and anything else I can use to entertain.
Now, I have everything at my fingertips in a beautiful display cabinet, that is water tight and secured to the wall. Later this week, I will share the table we set for Mother's Day. One word... Beautiful
I am linking to Thrifty Decor Chick and Kimba's Outdoor DIY Day....