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Buffet from upcycled chest of drawers

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A dated chest of drawers was transformed into a stylish modern buffet with both drawers and shelving.



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The project


I wanted a buffet for the dining room but couldn't find one the right size. This old chest of drawers was close to the size I wanted so I converted the three large drawers into two smaller drawers and two doors with shelves inside.


I painted with leftover Taubmans Cape Blue paint from the wall behind it. I originally painted it all the same colour but when I brought it inside I realised it was too much so I repainted the top with a gloss white paint to break it up.


I used all the pieces I had pulled apart in the new design and only bought the handles and melamine shelves from Bunnings to finish. There's something very satisfying about giving old furniture a new life.


Removed the drawers.


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Repositioned some pieces.


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Made one drawer into two.


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Made drawer fronts into doors.


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Before and after


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How to upcycle with paint


Painting is a quick, easy and affordable way to upcycle furniture. Learn how with this guide: How to upcycle almost anything with paint.


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Workshop member craftyhopper painted with Porter's Paints Yacht Race and added stylish brass handles to freshen up this buffet.




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