I got this smaller china cabinet for $75 off craigslist last year. I wanted something to hold all my Grandma’s china and some of my trinkets, nothing too hunky or big so she was just the right size & shape. Here is how she came to me:
So I primed her up good, and painted her a self-made mixture that is a really pale grey color, and painted her insides a light grey-blue tone. After I was done I still wanted a bit more character, so I removed the two side glass pieces (one was cracked anyways) and replaced them with some chicken wire. Let me just say getting that stuff to lay flat is a pain!!! I then rubbed it with some white paint to soften it:
And a side note…I got these cute chubby little birds for $5 this weekend at Marshall’s, so cute and perfect for spring!