Meet my little china cabinet, or Hutch, as I like to call her. She came to us via TradeMe, with broken glass, a missing back and the ugliest handles you've ever seen; a cheaply-made pine cupboard with pretty scallops. As you might have noticed before, I see The Potential in everything and had to have her. About a dozen coats of paint, and all the replacement parts later, I think she looks a million dollars. She houses my random collection of tea party china and jugs, which coordinate very well with the bit of color I used on the inside. It's 'Chinook' by Resene, by the way; one of my favourite colors of all time.
Update: as usual I just jumped in and started painting before I took any photos, but it was an almost orange varnished pine with these handles. Looking at them now, I wonder how they would look with some, ahem, paint. It's the answer to everything, you know.