I have been planning and wanting to paint my china cabinet forever. When we moved into our house 11 years ago my mom and brother were also in the process of moving. We did a little musical furniture game and everyone rotated tables so we would all have pieces that fit better in our new dining areas.
My mom's table and china cabinet went to my Grandma's house since my mom would be moving into a mother-in-law unit there, my table went to my brother and my grandma's table and china cabinet came to me. (did you all follow that?)
A few years ago, my grandma decided she wanted a smaller table and I got my mom's table (pictured above). The matching china cabinet is still at her house.
So now that you have the history...I was not particularly fond of the dark wood tones and it just didn't match my decor style. I'm slowly but surely heading for a beach cottage feel. I live in the Puget Sound but truly I belong somewhere warm. :-)