Corner cabinets don't have to be used in a dining room. Here's one in a living room next to a mantel. Also of note - that color is certainly not traditional! Painting a cabinet a fun color certainly makes it reflect your style!
Paint Paris Gray over gold frames and let them dry really Well. Sand them with a wet rag and then Use a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax. Take an old t shirt and dab some clear wax on it, rub over the dark wax, taking off all the excess.