Vintage Kitchen Dresser Farmhouse Style Makeover

Happy Thursday Friends!

I love Thursdays cause I have the day off work. And today I got in a bit of thrifting. You can see my haul on my Insta reels!

I'm also sharing my gorgeous new vintage kitchen dresser makeover!

I had been searching Marketplace for a while, hoping to find a dresser with open top shelves, and drawers and cupboard underneath. I also knew I wanted some fancy scrollwork on the bottom and sides. 

So.., when this one popped up a few suburbs away for a great price, I jumped on it. My only problem was the top didn't come off this dresser so I had no way of getting it in our car. 

I was so lucky though that the people selling it offered to deliver it! They were such nice people and when we went to look at it, we talked for ages, and they dropped it off that evening. 

It didn't take me long to get it all painted. Sorry, no in between shots cause I forgot. Doh!

I mixed up my own white chalk painting using flat ceiling paint and fine grout. I don't know why this method isn't more popular. I find it much better than using plaster. It doesn't dry as fast in the tray and is way less lumpy and grainy. 

I ended up doing 4 coats with a roller. I could have probably got away with 3 but I was getting a weird streaky finish. (Turns out that went away when the paint was fully dry.) 

After my paint was dry I gave the whole piece a sand with a fine grit sandpaper. There was a lot of dust! Not great when I had decided to paint and sand inside. But the finish came up so smooth.  I also distressed the edges in the process to create a chippy look. 

Lastly, I applied 2 coats of clear varnish.

And then it was time to decorate!

I love that the top half is just shelves and no glass. You can see all my goodies so clearly now. 

I also added my new scales I bought recently. I've always wanted a set like this one. And it's brimming with chippy goodness.

The pegs in the bowl are also a recent purchase. I have wrapped them in bundles. Some are square which I've never seen before!

I was able to keep my old buffet and hutch and they have found a new home in my sunroom. This dresser is not as wide as the old one, so I'm now looking for a cute little vintage cabinet to put on the other side of my new dresser.  It's also a lot less deep so we have more space to walk around the table which is another bonus. 

I also picked up the vintage printer tray on the wall last week. Cause you can never have too many!

Let's do a quick recap of my dresser makeover.

Before ...

After ...
Yep, I'm thrilled with my new vintage kitchen dresser. It is exactly what I was looking for. 

Julie :)