I love free furniture! Especially when it’s in decent shape. Before my “uncreative mom” inspiration, I would have taken the furniture and used it “as is”. However, I am not trying to create (and stick with) a common theme in my house with consistent colors and styles all throughout. So a few weeks ago, my sister calls me and says there is a free china cabinet available at her work. It was in great shape, but just wasn’t being used anymore…of course, I jumped on it. It’s a nice corner piece which fit perfectly in my kitchen/dining area. However, the light wood and gold accents just didn’t fit our updated look and definitely wasn’t consistent with my new “theme”. So, we painted the cabinet (inside and out) and spray painted the accents silver. Now, I have a great piece of furniture that holds all my crystal pieces and serving ware!