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Upcycled buffet – paint makes a huge difference

craftyhopper
Junior Contributor

Upcycled buffet – paint makes a huge difference

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I asked on marketplace if anyone has an old buffet they wanted to sell. A really nice lady reached out and said she had this old unit i could have for free! 

Having already made-over a unit like this before, I had learnt from some mistakes.

1) It isn't necessary to go too crazy with the sanding back

2) Not to 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 draws and giving the whole unit  a light sand to the areas i was going to paint 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. I applied Dulux Aquanamel in Semi-Gloss using a roller and a brush to get into the corner.

The colour I chose was Open Living by British Paints.

After 2 coats and once it was dry, i put the doors and draws back together and added new black handles.

To finished it off, I used the Cabot's Cabothane Clear on the top

 

Shopping list

  • 80, 120 & 240 grit sandpaper for top
  • 120 grit sandpaper for where i painted
  • Taskmaster 34mm Matte Black Cabinet knobs
  • Dulux Aquanamel Semi-Gloss 1 Litre
  • British Paints Colour - Open Living
  • Paint Partner 75mm 4pce Trim Roller Kit
  • Cabot's Cabothane Clear 250ml

 

Here is some more pictures of the before & afters: 

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StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Re: Upcycled Buffet - Paint makes everything better :)

Amazing job @craftyhopper. I've been really inspired by the projects you've been sharing lately and I'm sure many in our community appreciate the time you spend telling us about your process, lessons learned and materials used.

 

Thanks so much for sharing another incredible project with us. Let me tag @DanaR who may be interested in seeing what you've come up with.

 

Stevie

 

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prettyliving
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Re: Upcycled buffet – paint makes a huge difference

@craftyhopper wow well done it looks great! I love that colour too. 
Did you paint the inside as well or just the outside?

Amazing work 👏🏻

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craftyhopper
Junior Contributor

Re: Upcycled buffet – paint makes a huge difference

@prettyliving 
@no, I didn’t 😊

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Demo
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Re: Upcycled buffet – paint makes a huge difference

nice job, well done

 

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