Saturday, 28 May 2016

Dresser Makeover

As you know, I'm a real homebody, and something I've always wanted was a kitchen dresser, you know somewhere to display all those collectables that we all seem to have.  I did look around to see if I could find one to replace the fitted unit we had, but nothing seemed quite right, or had as much storage as we needed.

So luckily for me, I'm married to a very very clever chap and Simon said that he thought he could change it into a dresser .... and boy, did he do that!

I'm honestly, so in love with it. 
So let me take you through how we came to this.

This was it originally, nothing wrong with it, in fact it did used to have doors on it, but we removed those long ago.  As I said, nothing wrong with it, but we wanted to lighten up the kitchen and bring it more up to date.

So first doors and handles all came off to make painting easier, and then cupboards were removed from the wall so that Simon could add the tongue and grove. 
It had to be bear proofed, while the painting was happening, and the dining room, became my painting room
I was watched over by my boy, to make sure it was up to his standards
We also changed the worktop

and the handles 
And voila ... there you have it. We chose to paint it in a different shade to the rest of the kitchen as it really is more a stand alone piece and as you can imagine, I've over the moon with it.  

I'll be back with another post to show you the rest of the kitchen too ... and the exciting bit is next week, when the aga gets installed. I can't wait. 


  1. I'm not surprised you in love with it. It is absolutely stunning - you've done a fantastic renovation job x

  2. It looks fabulous Sandra.
    Toni xx

  3. Beautiful. I love the magic of paint and ingenuity

  4. It's gorgeous! What a wonderful job you've both made on this and I'm not surprised you're in love with it!

  5. It looks fantastic! It's unrecognisable

  6. What a journey, and such a clever husband. It looks beautiful, and I'm sure it will make you smile every time you look at it.

  7. It looks absolutely stunning, you and Simon are so clever xx

  8. Oh my, this turned out spectacular!!! I can see why you love it so much. What a great way to change it up & create something "new"!

  9. Catching up as usual....fabulous wonder you're pleased! Xx


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