The Entry Way Piece of Your Dreams

4 Materials
2 Days

I got this huge console or buffet from a friend of mine for free. They inherited it but it wasn't their style, so they were happy I could take it off of their hands.

It was a solid piece but it wasn't really my style either....I want to make it a bit more modern and sell it.


The furniture was in good condition but the top had water marks and some chipping varnish.

The top

I knew I wanted to paint this piece so I scuff sanded the whole piece by hand. 220 grit.

Of course I cleaned it before all of that.

I primed the whole piece so the paint can better adhere to the surface. I use a roller to apply primer and paint. But if you have the space for it I definitely would recommend spraying the surface, so you get a more professional looking, smoother finish.

Here it is! Rolling on the paint over the primer! I used valspar furniture and cabinet paint as well the roller below to achieve a smooth surface.

I wanted to keep the gold embellishments so I used rub and buff to go over it after everything was painted

I used the color antique gold.

Here is how it looked afterwards! I used sherwin William's 2021 color of the year: Urbane bronze

It gives this buffet a modern yet traditional look.

If you like to see a video of this piece check out my Instagram accounts @andreapalmai

Suggested materials:

  • Sand paper   (Amazon)
  • Rub and buff   (Amazon)
  • Valspar furniture paint   (Lowe's)
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  • Brisa Burgher Brisa Burgher on Sep 07, 2021

    πŸ‘€, 😝😝😝

  • KK KK on Sep 19, 2021

    Wow very elegant !!! Best dyi I've seen in a long time. Keep up the good work. You have an eye for quality workmanship and talent for positive results. Have fun.