Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Upcycled Buffet

It may not look like much, but this buffet had what I like to call "potential," if potential is working drawers, casters and a price tag of $0 -- yep I got this baby off of Craigslist for free.

These drawers are going to be painted Apple Tart.  Sounds yummy...right!? 

My husband and I [mostly my husband -- I have to say that because he will read this ;-) ] sanded, painted, spray painted, glazed, and voila! This FREE buffet transformed into a shabby chic, 21st century buffet cabinet. The perfect place to hold all of our stuff. It was meant for the dining room, but since the Apple Tart color was pulled from the living room pillows we found the perfect spot in there for it.  Since it's on casters if I need to use it as an actual buffet I can just wheel it into the dining room...talk about a functional piece!

1. Purchase a hideous buffet or set of drawers like in this post. (The uglier the better.)
2. Generously coat old varnish/stain/lacquer with a generic varnish remover. (If necessary)
3. Sand.
4. Paint a nice liberal coat of primer on drawers. (We like Clark + Kensington paint plus primer)
5. Paint drawers liberally. Sanding in between coats.
6. Let dry and apply a antique glaze. (if you like that shabby chic look)
7. Spray paint hardware. (if needed)

Cute right!?  I love finding freebies on Craigslist!

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  1. Lol, I am super good aint Step #1. Your redo is so pretty. I really like the color and you gave a great how-to. Here from Ginger Snap Crafts and now following you. Would love it if you followed back!

    Tanya @ http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks Tanya! It turned out even better than I expected!

  2. That looks great! What an impressive before and after!
    - Hope : ) @ http://hopefuloneblog.blogspot.com/

  3. Great color choice and the location for it seems to be perfect!

    1. Thanks Donna! I'm very pleased with how this turned out and love that we decided to find it a home in our living room.

  4. I love the makeover!!! I love the color and how you painted the hardware sliver! So cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.