Drab to Fab Buffet Redo


I've had my grandma's buffet for 25 years, and have wanted to redo it off and on, but have hesitated. Finally, I gave myself the ok to make the old new again! I wanted to make it a multi-functional statement piece for a small living area and I have a thing for teal and copper together, so that's what I went with.
First, I had to re-glue some joints that had come lose and drawer bottoms that were sagging. Then I sanded, added embellishments, replaced and repositioned pulls, and painted then "stained" with black/brown acrylic paint. Finally, I added a copper rub. I'm very pleased with the outcome!

Suggested materials:

  • Spray paint- MAXX,black, brown, and copper acrylic paint  (Walmart)
  • Pulls, keyhole covers, and wooden embellishments  (Hobby Lobby)

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  • Cori Widen
    on Jun 21, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  • Wendy Cochran
    on Jan 24, 2018

    I have the same buffet you do from my husband's grandma. Yours turned out beautiful. I haven't decided if I want the natural wood look or paint. That's a project after I get my kitchen done. Beautiful piece of furniture.
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