My dad built this beautiful entertainment center for our 2nd Christmas 19 years ago. It's solid oak, and very sturdy. Through the years it has moved from the living room, to the kitchen, and now to the dining room. I never tire of it.
This was the state I found it in this morning. It holds my dining linens, and can get a little messy at times.
Especially the napkins. Asking children to put things away neatly does not always mean that they do the job to satisfy me.
The bottom drawer, designed to hold VHS tapes held our placemats and vinyl tablecloths. Those tablecloths are very rarely used, and I considered getting rid of them, but they certainly are nice to have when youngsters are decorating cookies, and gingerbread houses.
I decided the drawer might keep the napkins looking a little neater. And I moved the placemats to the shelf.
I installed a very short shower curtain tension rod into the main body of the cabinet. After ironing all of the tablecloths, I hung them to prevent creases and to keep them from becoming a jumbled mess.
That's much better!