Vintage Pantry Makeover

Vintage Pantry Makeover

Remember when I shared our vintage pantry a couple of weeks back? Well here she is now, freshly painted and living in our dining room. She still needs a few tweaks (I will be replacing the clear glass to match the one solitary pane of vintage glass and lining the inside with oil cloth when I can find a suitable pattern).

Vintage Pantry Makeover

After sticking her back together and filling in the gaps with wood filler (the previous owners had chopped her into three bits) we cleaned her down, took off the handles and left her to air out overnight. We painted her with chalk paint because it meant less work all round. If we had used regular paint it would have involved sanding, prepping and priming but in the case of chalk paint, it took one coat of each colour and a gentle waxing at the end. We wanted something with a bit of texture, so the piece didn’t look flat or dull and we’re pleased with the outcome achieved with chalk paint.

Since our kitchen is teeny, tiny our lovely new pantry is home to serving dishes and platters which tend to only come out at weekend or dinner parties. Basically anything kitchen-y that gets used often enough not to warrant me writing out an eBay description and selling it on but nothing that gets used on a daily basis has taken up residence in this lovely little cabinet. You can see in the background of most of the photos that we’re still plodding on through a lot of work, basically all the woodwork in our entire house needs to be sanded, primed and painted. I’m starting to think chalk paint might be an option.

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So, What do you Think of our Lovely Pantry?

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