Alligator Buffet Table!

4 Materials
3 Days

This buffet table was so crusty! It was dark brown and flaky, oh my was it flaky! So the first thing to do was give it a good sanding.

Here is a close up of it sanded. I started painting it because I was so excited and realized I didn’t get any pictures before it got sanded. Then, as I looked at it, I thought it looked like an alligators skin.

I used a cottage white paint. It got two coats.

The top was very uneven and beat up. It was sanded and painted the same cottage white color as the rest of the piece. You will see the top in later pictures.

The left side is painted. The right side is painted and distressed. As it was sanded, the texture of the “alligator skin” came out.

To sand the legs easily, I sat it on top of a pallet.

The inside was kept original. It did get a wipe down with Restor-A-Finish. It brought out the luster of the wood.

Isn’t it unique!

I really love this piece. It can be used as a bar, buffet cabinet to hold your fine dishes or even in the kitchen as a coffee bar.

Suggested materials:

  • Buffet table
  • Paint
  • Sand paper/sander
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