I asked on Facebook Marketplace if anyone had an old buffet they wanted to sell. A really nice lady reached out and said she had this old unit that I could have for free.
Having already made-over a unit like this before, I had learnt from my mistakes:
1) It isn't necessary to go too crazy with the sanding back.
2) Don't use an Eggshell paint finish as dark colours show scuffs and scratches.
3) A roller gives the best finish.
I started by removing the doors and drawers and giving the areas I was going to paint a light sand using 120 grit sandpaper. I really went to town with an orbital sander for the top, starting off with 80grit, then 120, then 240 for a smooth finish.
I went straight into painting from here, applying Dulux Aquanamel in semi-gloss using a roller and a brush to get into the corners. I chose Open Living by British Paints.
After two coats and once it was dry, I put the doors and drawers back together and added new black handles. To finish it off, I used Cabot's Cabothane Clear on the top.