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Upcycled buffet furniture

craftyhopper
Budding Contributor

Upcycled buffet furniture

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A neighbour was throwing this out, so I got it for free!
The draws looked like a sad face โ˜น๏ธ so I covered them with ply for a flush look
Took some heavy sandpaper to get off the varnish
Already had the Porterโ€™s Paint and just bought some new handles. 
All up I think it cost around $80!

 

โ–ช๏ธPorterโ€™s Paint - Yacht Race

โ–ช๏ธCabots Cabothane Clear for top

โ–ช๏ธBrass Shell Cup Handle Pulls

โ–ช๏ธ3mm Plywood Panel

โ–ช๏ธLiquid Nails

StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Re: Upcycled furniture

It's lovely to see you giving this piece a second life @craftyhopper and you've done a brilliant job of making it into something beautiful.

 

Fantastic to see you sharing your second project with us already. It's really great to have you here and I can't wait to see more of your clever handiwork.

 

Stevie

 

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Disco
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Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

From sad to classy ...... job well done!

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StevieB
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Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Fantastic to see you joining your first discussion @Disco. Let me tag @craftyhopper so they're alerted to your compliment.

 

We'd love to hear about the projects and plans you have for your house and garden, and we're always here to help.

 

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lilmuma13
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Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Love this! How long did you spend sanding?

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MitchellMc
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Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @lilmuma13. It's brilliant to have you join us, and many thanks for your question.

 

Let me mention @craftyhopper to see if they can answer that for you.

 

If you are planning a project like this, you might like to look at the Dulux PRECISION Maximum Strength Adhesion Primer White. It's specially formulated to bond to a variety of tough-to-paint surfaces that typically resist coatings. I recently used it to prime a high-gloss bed frame that I didn't want to sand back before painting. It certainly saved me a lot of time.

 

We look forward to hearing all about your projects and plans around the house and garden and would encourage you to let us know if you ever need assistance or have something to share. Our creative members contribute their projects here all the time, so I trust you'll find plenty that will inspire you to give them a go.

 

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craftyhopper
Budding Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Hi @lilmuma13 

I used an orbital sander and 80 grit paper, so it was fairly easy. I went back over it with 240 grit for a smoother finish. 
The awkward parts was the creases. I had to do this by hand. It didnโ€™t take too long though. 
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TedBear
Valued Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

That's a great idea. The deep blue paint makes the timber in the door panels look more interesting too. It highlights the grooves so that the panels now have depth, which the pale colour ignored.

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mich1972
Valued Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Heaps better !!! Love it ๐Ÿฅฐ @craftyhopper 

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lellodo81
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Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

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I would like to give a new life to this kitchen hutch. I already send it , I ve got the primer, can you tell me what kind of pains do I have to use?

I would like to have a final results , like in the picture.

thanks for your help

 

 

 

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