Unique Vintage Period Cupboard Restoration

This unique vintage period larder/cupboard was about to come to its end of life from a property that was being demolished by Dorton Group. One of our customers decided to bring it back to life and shared their work with us. I’m sure you’ll agree that they have done a great job and the finished result looks amazing. Here is how they did it.

“My eye caught the period larder/cupboard and I thought it deserved to be restored and have a second life as a quality distinctive piece of furniture. I began by gently sanding back the years of wear and tear.

Painted in the Farrow and Ball Railings charcoal grey colour to match my good find of Cast Iron Radiators also from DRE.

To complete the restoration I decided to add a piece of luxury and managed to salvage a piece of Ivory Marble from a very large broken piece from the demolition job of the Palace Hotel, Torquay, Devon which is at present being demolished by DRE.

To turn a portion of this broken marble into a distinctive piece, I got a Stone Mason to polish and reshape to size to fit according.

For the final finishing touches I sourced reclaimed vintage style hinges and spray painted in Chrome Colour paint to complement the cupboard and door handles.”

Here is the result

Purchase of Unit £50
Paint £10
Marble £40
Stone Mason £55
Fittings £10
TOTAL £165