Van Randall
Van Randall
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Buffet To Media Cabinet

2 Materials
2 Days

Needing something to put our basement tv on, we found this buffet at an antique store. The finish was in pretty bad shape so I decided to give it a distressed paint finish (I know some will cringe). This was my first time doing so. Although I'm not ecstatic about the way it turned out we're living with it. More info and photos on our blog.
buffet to media cabinet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
As found at antique store.
buffet to media cabinet
After sanding off the old worn finish and applying a grey base coat.
buffet to media cabinet
I then painted it green, sanded through some spots and applied a light wood stain over the sanded spots.
buffet to media cabinet
buffet to media cabinet
Finished with a clear coat.
buffet to media cabinet, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Suggested materials:

  • Paint  (Hardware store)
  • Sand paper  (Hardware store)
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  • Jeanette S
    on Jan 5, 2014

    Wow! Did not like this at all until it was that green! It is hard for me to like mid-century...that stuff can be so boring and just plain ugly! HA! I guess it is because it was all we had!

  • Fabulous color!! Looks great!

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