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craftyhopper
Experienced 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 ☹️ so I covered them with ply for a flush look
Took some heavy sandpaper to get off the varnish
Already had the Porter’s Paint and just bought some new handles. 
All up I think it cost around $80!

 

▪️Porter’s Paint - Yacht Race

▪️Cabots Cabothane Clear for top

▪️Brass Shell Cup Handle Pulls

▪️3mm Plywood Panel

▪️Liquid Nails

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Thanks for joining in the discussion @lellodo81. It's fantastic to have you join us.

 

Let me tag @craftyhopper for you to see if they might like to share their thoughts about how they would tackle your kitchen hutch project. I'm sure the likes of @MitchellMc, @Peggers and @redracer01 would also be happy to help.

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. We're looking forward to seeing how you can transform this piece of furniture. 

 

Jason

 

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craftyhopper
Experienced Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Hi @lellodo81 

thats going to be a great project! Can’t wait to see it all finished. 
If you like the distressed look you might want to paint it white first, then a colour and use sand paper to take off the top layer and bring the white through.
I’d use a chalk paint for this project.Rust-Oleum have a good one. 

HamideR
New Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

This looks amazing! 

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

@MitchellMc I have a future project I'm just getting my head around. I want to repaint a dresser that's currently a dark brown laminate - so hard sanding is not an option. I was going to use a Zinsser primer to stop the colour bleeding. Should I maybe do a coat of this Dulux precision max adhesion primer first and then the Zinsser primer coats? The end colour that I want is white. 

StevieB
Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Welcome @DIYdisaster,

 

Mitchell is away at the moment following the birth of his son, but our other resident D.I.Y. expert @EricL will be happy to help when he's back on the site tomorrow.

 

Upcycling enthusiasts @craftyhopper and @DanaR may also want to share their thoughts.

 

Stevie

 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Hello @DIYdisaster

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you for joining the discussion and sharing your proposed upcycle project.

 

I understand your idea of using the Dulux 1L White Precision Maximum Strength Adhesion Primer. It is a very good plan as the Dulux Primer will be ideal to use on the unsanded surface of the furniture. The Zinsser 1L Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Undercoat Primer Sealer Stain Blocker will provide stain blocking and give you a neutral surface to paint over. 

 

Would it be possible for you to post a photo of the furniture to give us a better idea of its current condition. This will allow our members to see it and provide a more informed recommendation. Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing the start of your project.

 

If you need more advice or information, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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Kirsty3
New Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Love this, great work @craftyhopper!

I've been wanting to do something similar to my buffet but I've been wanting to paint it a charcoal grey colour do you think this will look ok?

craftyhopper
Experienced Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

@Kirsty3 

I think it would look great! Seen lots of great colour combinations used. Would love to see how you get on 😊

Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Kirsty3. It's fabulous that you've decided to join us, and I'm pleased to see that you've taken inspiration from this project.

 

Like @craftyhopper, I'd be really keen to follow along with your project and see the results. It would be amazing if you started a discussion to document your project, as I trust our other members would like to follow along too. We all love a good before and after transformation! 

 

Please let us know if you need any assistance, as we're all here to help.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: Upcycled buffet furniture

Thankyou for your kind words & offer of support if needed @MitchellMc 

Kirsty

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