I spent much of Sunday doing this!
Even though I had promised myself it would be a day of relaxation I just felt
it was time to make changes and start decluttering the dining room.
So I got moving, making this chore part Spring Cleaning, part downsizing.
At this point in time a future move is always in the back of my mind.
Meanwhile fewer dust catchers will make life and cleaning easier.
I've painted this dresser several times in the 30 plus years since I bought it
unfinished. I still like this grayish-blue shade so it will stay.
With all the china removed, and gently washed by hand, I replaced some
antique/vintage items, packed others up to dispose of, and placed some of my
everyday plain white 'French Countryside' china so it's more accessible than
in the kitchen cabinets. After all, that's what dressers were originally built for
before fitted kitchens hung on walls were ever invented.
This is how it looks now with everyday dishware consisting of plates and bowls for
serving food, cups and saucers for tea, and demitasse cups for coffee, all at hand.
Some antiques remain - many picked up during travels to England and France - because
they are special to me.
Still other areas to work on - so I must get moving!