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Painted upcycled buffet with brass handles

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Painting with Porter's Paints Yacht Race and adding stylish brass handles refreshed this buffet.




The project


A neighbour was throwing this buffet out, so I got it for free. The drawers looked like a sad face, so I covered them with ply for a flush look.




I used an orbital sander and 80 grit paper to get the varnish off, and went back over it with 240 grit for a smoother finish. The awkward parts were the creases. I had to do this by hand. It didn’t take too long though. 


I already had Porter’s Paints Yacht Race from other projects and just bought new handles to finish it off. All up it cost around $80.


Before and after








  • Porter’s Paints Yacht Race


  • Cabot's Cabothane Clear



  • 3mm plywood panel


  • Liquid Nails


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With fresh paint and new handles, craftyhopper was also able to give this buffet a stylish new look.




By lightly distressing fresh paint and adding vintage handles, prettyliving completely changed the look of this buffet.




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