This was Jess’s project, although Ness definitely helped with the kitchen countertop part 😉
It literally took Jess an entire day to sand the nastiness and 20+ years of paint off of these dressers. They were disgusting! However, we knew the ‘bones’ were great, and that it would eventually be a very rewarding outcome. After Jess sanded them down, we mixed our own left over white paint with a tester pot paint of black to get the desired grey color we wanted. We used a broken coat hanger and the drill to mix the paint. We learned this handy trick on You Tube, and it worked great! The plan was to use 1 dresser for the living space, and 1 for the kitchen.
We went through so many ideas on how to create a kitchen counter top, such as, a concrete counter top, a countertop of copper pennies (except the “pennies” in New Zealand are actually worth 10 cents!), an old door, a butcher-block, and then finally the most feasible idea with the resources we had available was a double ply base with a sheet of stainless steel on top. This was the exact industrial look we were trying to achieve, and we believe it looks fab! Once this was done, we cut the hole for the sink, and mounted it to finish the kitchen countertop. We also had to increase the height to countertop height by building a frame to the bottom of the dresser.
Here goes nothing: