1950's Storite Kitchen Larder

By Tessa at Room Thirteen, Brighton, UK, Owner at Room Thirteen in Brighton, GB

Winning Category

With some pieces you just know they're going to need so much love, attention and prep work to become what you envisage, but you know it will be worth it and this one was definitely one of those.  I could see it had so much potential and that in it's day it was a beautiful piece but over the years of it not being stored and looked after properly the veneer had started to come lose and peel off and in places completely chipped off and damaged..


The prep work was horrendous but it's amazing how quickly you forget and soon enough I was reinventing it to a new glory. I wanted to keep true to the era but still give it a modern edge.  I used my favourite Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer to stop any bleed through and then a custom mix of GF Buttermilk and GF Snow White Milk Paint on the doors and on the body a custom mix of Queenstown Grey, Seagull Grey with a dash of GF Coastal Blue and GF Antique White Milk Paints.

Some pieces just need that bit of extra prep work but it's so worth it, this can be used as a kitchen cabinet again but would look great in a living room or bedroom too.

Products Used

  • Custom Mix GF Buttermilk Yellow and GF Snow White Milk Paint
  • Custom Mix GF Seagull Grey, GF Queenstown Grey with a dash of GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint
  • Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer
  • GF HP Topcoat in Satin

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