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  • Hometalker
  • Battle Creek, MI

An old buffet becomes a TV console...one less piece in a landfill!


This buffet had seen better days, the center drawers were broken and the finish was in bad shape. The bones of this piece were in solid shape, so with a little Annie Sloan Graphite and some clear and dark wax it becomes a media console.
Sad and neglected...just removed the drawer tracks. I did do quite a bit of sanding on the top of this piece to try and get a smoother finish.
Sad and neglected...just removed the drawer tracks. I did do quite a bit of sanding on the top of this piece to try and get a smoother finish.
It took 3 coats of paint...the old wood just kept sucking up the paint.
It took 3 coats of paint...the old wood just kept sucking up the paint.
Side view...I love the detailing on this piece.
Side view...I love the detailing on this piece.
Pretty smooth considering how rough it was.
Pretty smooth considering how rough it was.
I did light distressing and reused the original hardware.
I did light distressing and reused the original hardware.

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  • CC
    on Mar 14, 2013

    Thank-you! Yes, I use it a lot, this piece is done in her Graphite color.

  • Cherie
    on Aug 11, 2014

    This is very nice but the handles detract from the color. They need to be painted silver or maybe black.

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