Our team recently attended a very interesting presentation by Kilshaw's Auctioneers owner, Alison Ross. We gained a ton of knowledge about what's currently selling, and what isn't. It may not surprise you to learn that many vintage dark wood dinning sets and china cabinets are over available and unpopular. So why are some of us so offended when people paint them? Alison encouraged us to use these items, however we see fit, so long as it adds to our enjoyment of them! She uses her silverware daily and actually eats off her china; then, she cleans them in the dishwasher. 🙌 Photo from my moms very own Happy Nest. She bought this set at a thrift store for next to nothing and upcycled it with FAT paint.