As I mentioned in a previous post, we bought a very old (1930s to 40s) kitchen dresser for $50 from a guy who had it sitting in his garage for many years with the intention of restoring it. It ended up just being used as storage for tools etc I think. Here's a reminder of what it looked like:
Nice eh? I ripped off all the mismatched contact and then took my heat gun to the exterior. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to scrape the paint off. I didn't even need to unscrew most of the hinges as they just ripped out. I gave it a good sand and then Mr T took over with the painting. The bones were great, but we had to replace the side panels as they were quite warped. We also put a new backing on just for some freshening up. Mr T also made a whole new drawer with the new router I bought him for his birthday! Clever kid. I scored a big piece of glass for $5 which Mr T cut with my glass cutter for the top doors, and I bought new hinges and hardware. Here she is now...
How's this for a bit of a 'Australiana'? I purchased this fabulous fabric on eBay and was lucky to get the last batch. It shows old labels of all of Australia's favourite products going back to the 1930s! I love it! And of course as soon as I saw the Vegemite I just had to have it.
I scored these vintage kitchen canisters from my favourite collectibles shop up the road for $12 a while ago. They go perfectly with my new kitchen dresser.
We installed these little LED lights just for a bit of somethin' somethin' :)
Aaah, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. This dresser takes me back to when I was a wee young lass sitting with my cousin in my Nanna's kitchen chatting and playing while she cooked.
We have been renovating our home for the past six years. It's almost finished, but the kitchen remains as is unfortunately as our budget just couldn't go that far. (One of these days I might be brave enough to show you). It's tiny and 1980s ugly. We currently use a tall Ikea wardrobe as our pantry! It's black and hideous. NOW we can use our beautiful kitchen dresser which is 100% much more attractive.
My apologies for the overkill on photos, but I'm just so chuffed with this baby.
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!
Me and Mr T x