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Alternative Uses For A Vintage China Cabinet

It's not just for storing dishes and cooking essentials

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Photography: Homedit and miadolceoriginals (Main Photo)

Whether you unearthed it at a flea market or it was passed down in your family for generations, chances are, you have a gorgeous china cabinet lying around your house. However, as our lifestyles evolve, these vintage pieces can become obsolete—maybe you don't own any fancy dinnerware or you don't need extra storage for porcelain pieces. No need to fret, you can still find use for it in your home. Here are a few fresh styling ideas you can try: 


If you're a budding crafter, you can use your china cabinet to store your art materials. For example, this weathered piece is used to display an extensive collection of fabrics and an antique sewing machine (as seen in photo). 

RL Tip: The drawers are perfect for organizing loose items like ribbons, zippers, and washi tapes so they are all nicely tucked out of sight. 

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For the bibliophiles, you can maximize your hutch by storing your collection of favorite titles. Strategically place it near your favorite sitting area where you can while away your Sunday afternoon reading. 




Troubled over a kiddie closet overflow? A breakfront piece is the perfect place to store baby clothes and accessories. Feel free to install a rod inside the cabinet so you can hang up items that are reserved for special occasions.


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For shoe lovers, china cabinets also make a great substitute for expensive racks. It is also a smart storage option for designer pieces that shouldn't be exposed to dust or harsh lights. 

If you live with toddlers, vignettes can be a hazard—but that doesn't mean you can't style one. Avoid accidents and mishaps by putting up your setup on top or inside a low-rise storage cabinet. 

RL Tip: Get inspired by this black and white display (as seen in photo) and go with a theme. It's a fantastic way to give your decor a streamlined feel.

SOURCES: Apartment Therapy (10 Ways To Repurpose Vintage Furniture) and Phantastic Phinds 

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