Back in May I discovered a new-found love for a wonderful pine Farmhouse Dresser Top
which I bought from eBay in the hopes of extending our kitchen storage without the need of adding in more cupboards, however my love for orange pine was never going appear so it was time to up cycle it!
After finding out in June I was expecting I have been on a whirlwind of redecoration in the house and the kitchen was almost the last thing on the list to decorate so my lovely dresser top was also at the bottom of the list to get done!
So in November I finally got the urge to get the kitchen completed and set to work sanding down the vile orange pine with a fine grade sandpaper and it was time to start work.
After giving the whole dresser a good sanding and then wiping off the dust I left it to dry before starting the under coating.
In between the 3 coats of white undercoat I gave the dresser a quick sand down and wipe and allowed a day for each coat to ensure that it was fully dry.
My dilemma on the last stage was should I go for matt chalk style paint or go with easy clean gloss and since I am a little OCD on cleaning my kitchen I thought it best to go for easy maintenance and go for gloss paint which I bought in stay white from Homebase so I can wipe and clean without having any issues of wiping away any wax coatings.
I am so thrilled with the end product that I am actually kicking myself for waiting so long to get it finally finished … I have loved seeing the piece transform from something ugly with a hint of beauty to reveal its full beauty!
I have loved creating this up cycling project so much I would love to have a go at another project, however with a baby due in 7 weeks I might have to wait a little bit longer to sort the next one!
What do you think?