My two daughters and two grandkids did all the prep work and I helped with the painting part since I redesign furniture for my full-time "job". It doesn't feel like a job to me, more like "play".
From Dresser to Dining Room Buffet
Our daughter, Katie, had told us she was looking for a buffet for her dining room. It had to be a certain size and very cheap.
And of course, since I redesign furniture, I figured I could find one for a good price and just paint it her colors.
It took us a bit, but we eventually found this one for FREE [free is good] alongside the road.
We used Benjamin Moore Advance for the charcoal top and white base. The knobs and pulls are from Hobby Lobby.
The pull in the center came from my stash and I have no idea where I got it...probably Hobby Lobby too.
The base didn't get a topcoat, but the top was painted with flat, so we added a few coats of satin polycrylic.
My DD wanted a bit of a distressed look, so she took a sanding block and did a little distressing.
Distressing is a super simple way to make your piece look time-worn.
I can't help it. I have to say it again.
It always amazes me to see the transformation a piece can go through with just a bit of elbow grease and paint. And vision. You gotta have vision.
If you'd like to learn about furniture redesign, come join our group, Furniture Flipping Forum.
The theme this week is antiquing and aging. It's more of a learning group than a socialization spot. It's good to be among those who want to learn right along with you and can lend their experiences.
To see more of the project, go to the blog post listed here. Happy painting! ~ Val
- Alkyd Paint (Benjamin Moore Store)
- Hardware (Hobby Lobby)
- Polycrylic Top Coat (Amazon)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!Go