the china cabinet that I had purchased and used for display at the antique shop needed a new paint job! So. . .I painted it black--black interior and exterior--but that just didn't work--too depressing I think. Out came the gray paint (something I swore I'd never use again) and I painted the exterior gray--it is perfect! Of shall I say it is perfect after I distressed the piece a bit--everything needs a little "scuffs".
The china cabinet is a classic 1940's style with 3 shelves and a glass door. The lower door open to revel extra storage for linens or other china. Available at Troy Antiques for $128; delivery is available to some locations.