Transformation Tuesday Retro Pantry Press


Transformation Tuesday Retro Pantry Press

Back with Transformation Tuesday. The minute I saw this press I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  I felt like I had hit the jackpot!!! These presses are so hard to come by and I have being keeping an eye out for years. It instantly reminds me of my grandmother , she was always perched beside this style of press. I wanted to give it a proper retro vibe.




It has been a major labour of love but I think it was worth it. The handles are attached by screws which, were a nightmare to remove as they had rusted. It really needed a proper elbow grease scrub and I removed the hinges and sprayed them, it may have been a lot more effort than popping on new ones , but I really wanted to keep the originals. I kept all the original handles as well and sprayed them while to tie in with the outside colour.

close up handle drawer handle

The Result

I chose an overall white colour to really show off the pops of colour on the doors.



This will transport you back in time. Im afraid it may be one of those pieces you sell and regret it forever more……… But at the moment it is for sale in the shop for €220. I will in the mean time be on the hunt for a spot in my own house, so you may need to fight me for it. The fabulous brown soda bread came from our lovely neighbours The Town Deli, here in Clonmel!

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retro pantry press

Again I think it goes to show how paint can transform anything really.

If you would like to get something painted by us all you need to do is send us an email ( along with a picture and measurements and we can get back to you with a quote.

If you want to learn how to transform pieces like this at an all day workshop, check out our workshops here

If you loved this and want to see more transformations check out last weeks post here 



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