Original poster: "love the idea of this furniture piece for dishes/appliances etc." My response: "a china cabinet in any style/color IS STILL A CHINA CABINET." - << love this china furniture piece for dishes/appliances cabinet idea haha.
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Maybe for wooden cabinet? Paint it white and put wall paper