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Upcycled buffets

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A buffet or sideboard can de-clutter your kitchen by providing extra storage to house dishes, cutlery, placemats and other dining essentials. With a simple update, an old buffet can be turned into a piece that reflects the style in the rest of your home.


Check out how these Bunnings Workshop community members gave these buffets a fresh look and let us know if we can help with a similar project.


1. Painted upcycled buffet with brass handles by @craftyhopper 


Leanne painted this buffet in Porter's Paints Yacht Race and added stylish brass handles.


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2. Buffet makeover by @prettyliving 


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


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3. Hamptons-style upcycled buffet by @DanaR 


Dana repaired a scratched and dented buffet with filler and a couple of coats of paint and varnish.


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4. Upcycled painted buffet by @craftyhopper 


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


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5. Upcycled sideboard for laundry by @rubytuesday1953 


Workshop member rubytuesday1953's budget laundry makeover included upcycling a buffet for use as a bench and extra storage.


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6. Buffet from upcycled chest of drawers by @Stuardo 


Bunnings Workshop member Stuardo transformed a dated chest of drawers into a modern buffet with both drawers and shelving.


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7. Upcycled buffet with chevron-design drawer liners by @DanaR 


Dana rescued this buffet from landfill and gave it a fresh look with paint, varnish and drawer liners made from chevron wallpaper.


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How to upcycle with paint


Painting is a quick, easy and affordable way to upcycle furniture. Learn how with this guide: How to upcycle almost anything with paint.


See How to paint and upcycle a chest of drawers and How to upcycle a hutch for more upcycling inspiration.


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