I have always wanted a place to put all my favorite dishes. It all started back when I was a little girl and my grandmother had a china cabinet. She had so many beautiful unique dishes she got from all over. My other grandmother collected spoons from every where she traveled. As a kid, that kinda stuff is so cool. Well, I knew I did exactly want a big huge china cabinet, times had changed since I was a kid. I thought a buffet table with shelves would be just as good.

Finding the Perfect Match

I looked for months to find the perfect one. I knew I wanted it to be older and I would paint it to match my style. I drove over an hour to go get this buffet from an older lady selling it for $100. It was exactly what I wanted and the price was amazing! I couldn’t find anything under $600 on my side of town.

Re-Purposed Buffet Table

First thing I did was sand this beauty down. I took off the doors and filled in the holes where the hardware was attached. I wanted this space to be open. I kept all the original hardware because there was nothing wrong with it.

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The Make Over

This was after applying one coat of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. I coated the top of the buffet with a dark walnut stain by Minwax. I applied another coat of Annie Sloan Paris Grey after a few days of drying. Then applied a clear wax coat by Annie Sloan on the top of the stain and paint to seal. I added baskets I already had around the house that fit perfectly. I am in love with the finished product. The table, paint, stain and brushes this cost me around $140 total. I say that isn’t bad!


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