My Budget Kitchen Remodel: Part 2 | The $30 China Cabinet

china cabinet

I mentioned the $30 china cabinet in my post about our $182 Kitchen Makeover.  The china cabinet was one of mom’s Craigslist finds.  At the time, she was unsure of what to do with it so she removed the doors and just began to paint it yellow (did I mention that she likes to paint?)

Our kitchen really needed some more storage space added to it.  We have one open wall that we weren’t quite how to make it a functional storage space.  Oh, we had lots of ideas, but many were going to be time consuming, expensive, or completely not functional. 

We decided to haul the china cabinet in and see what it looked like. 


As you can tell from the massive amount of stuff on it, we decided to keep it.  It works so well to hold snacks, fruit, cereal, and canned goods. 



It is in definite need of organization, but it’s working for now.   Maybe that should be a future post.

For now, here are some links to some of the things pictured:


Waechtersbach 72-oz. Solid Serving Bowl, Orange Peel.


Rachael Ray Stoneware 1-Quart and 2-1/4-Quart Oval Bubble & Brown Baker Set, Orange


Ball Regular Mason Canning Jar 1 Qt., Case of 12


Ball Wide-Mouth Plastic Storage Caps


If you are looking for a china cabinet JUST like it, there is one on Craigslist right  now at West Plains (it’s the one in the first photo).

Do you have any advice for some great storage items for this piece of furniture?  I’d love to hear some!  The brighter, funkier, and more retro, the better.

Stay tuned for a post on my $10 Pineapple Table!

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