Michelle Hamill
Michelle Hamill
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  • Missouri City, MO

Dresser to Buffet Transformation With a Table to Match


A friend (acquaintance, client, lady my husband works with) wanted to turn her dresser into a buffet. She asked me to do it because she was pleased with the chair I did for her before. And of course if you get a new buffet, you'll need a table to match it (sorry, I've been reading if you give a pig a pancake one too many times lately). She was happy with the results and so am I!
dresser to buffet transformation with a table to match, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
This is a picture of the dresser before.
dresser to buffet transformation with a table to match, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
My husband built a box to enclose the area where the middle drawer was and I painted the entire top and base with a flat black paint (Rustoleum) and then used a satin poly spray. When it was dry we noticed spots on both sides and had to sand, paint and poly again, but it was perfect the second time!
dresser to buffet transformation with a table to match, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I then used a black glaze on the drawers after lightly sanding them. I love this stuff! After the glaze was where I wanted it, I used a wipe on poly for the drawers. That stuff is awesome, have you tried it? It was here we asked her about a table because I knew I had the perfect one for her. She said it was exactly what she had in mind so I went to work on the chairs with the same techniques. This is where I was comparing the two.
dresser to buffet transformation with a table to match, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
While hubby was putting the new hardware on the now buffet, I worked on the table. It was here I realized how short I was but in the end it turned out beautiful!
dresser to buffet transformation with a table to match, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Tada! The finished buffet! I got the basket at JoAnns and the hardware came from Lowes. I think it fits the piece perfectly!
dresser to buffet transformation with a table to match, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
This is a before and after pic of the table and chairs. There was a small nick in the table where I needed to use wood filler but other than that a light sanding was all that was needed. Again I used the wipe on poly on the table top. So easy!
dresser to buffet transformation with a table to match, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
And here they are together ready for delivery. I wish I had thought to take a picture of them in her new house but I suppose I can ask her to do that for me when she gets all settled. :)

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