When a friend of ours was getting rid of their tired, beat up buffet, we jumped on board to fix it up and find it a new home.
The materials we used for this project:
• orbital sander
• 220 grit sand paper
• minwax stain
• wood filler
• chalk paint
• wax seal
• paint brushes
Gather your materials and then let’s get to work.
The first thing I do is wipe down the buffet and give it a good cleaning. I used hot water and an old rag towel this time. Then I removed the drawers and doors and all the hardware (including the door hinges).
I used an orbital sander to removed the old stain from the top of the buffet and smoothed out any surface scratches. Wiping the excess dust off the top, I then applied the first coat of stain. My stain of choice is Minwax Jacobean. I let my coats of stain dry completely before applying the second coat. I almost always apply two coats of stain.