Restoring an old cupboard for the kitchen

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 by midcenturyjo

I spent the afternoon stripping an old pine linen press I bought from @theoldboathouse_warehouse. (Do I sound like a broken record yet? I by everything from Katherine because her prices are so crazy cheap and she finds the best sh*t.) If you scroll down you can see what it looked like before and during my little redo. I’m going to use it for a food pantry in the new kitchen. I can’t remember now but it wasn’t much more than $100 compared to the $1500 I was going to pay for a “new one from the kitchen shop”. Just some paint stripper, a couple of hours sanding (I lie … lots of hours sanding), a good wax or soap finish, change out the handle and I was done. Can’t believe it’s the perfect size.

Finished … except for an old wooden knob which I’m sure I can pick up @theoldboathouse_warehouse (of course). This is just a little styled corner I put together because my kitchen is still half demolished. New ensuite first, then demolish old bathroom and turn it into a butler’s pantry and laundry, then repair old brick wall then new kitchen then new bathroom in the old stables. This will take some time 😜

Not sure how I feel about the white wax. Perhaps I should have used clear. Jury is still out.

P.S. The old cane industrial basket was picked up ages ago @thevintageadvantage1 and the zinc topped bench is a hack I did on a thrifted display table.

Kitchen dreaming. First step on the road to my new old style kitchen.

Blurry photo sorry but I stole it from @theoldboathouse_warehouse‘s Instagram feed.

And here’s the after again.