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Big Hunk O’ Woody Goodness: Alternative TV Stand Idea

Posted on November 10, 2014 by KylieMawdsley


Turning a Buffet into a TV Stand

You all know that I’m a sucker for wood furniture, so when I saw this big hunk o’ woody goodness online for $60 and I just knew that I had to have it – I mean, it had my name written all over it…

buffet my name

The top was pretty beat up and crack-a-lacked.  I had to sand and sand and fill and sand to get it nice and smooth again. However, this ENTIRE piece was SOLID WOOD. I will say it again, SAW-LID WOOD!

And here it is now…

buffet painted cloud white and used as a tv stand befofre and after

Okay, I have to admit that I even impressed myself (easily done btw)

buffet painted cloud white before and after

 (Painted with Benjamin Moore Cloud White )

Now, the UBER DUBER cool thing about this buffet is that when I get bored of it (which is inevitable) I can turn it back into its glorious buffet-self simply by sliding the drawer back in.

buffet, sideboard painted white before and after photo


How did I do all this?

These are the basics…

#1 – I sanded…and sanded…and sanded… Normally I would not have had to sand so much but that top was really roughy-toughy.

(A quick once-over with 150 grit sandpaper and my Black and Decker Mouse was ample sanding for the rest of the piece.)

#2 – I primed it. The top of this piece was pretty raw by the time I was done so primer was necessary. I also wanted to save myself 1 or 2 coats of paint as white paint over yellow-toned woods can be a long and painful process involving many glasses of wine.

#3 – I painted it with a foam roller – 3 coats. And I love it. End of story.

Read more: How to Paint Wood or Laminate Furniture

Ideas for maple buffet. Painted Cloud White and used as TV, entertainment stand and decorative console table with home decor

Want to see my kitchen cabinets painted in Cloud White?  Check this out… Maple No More!

The best paint finish for kitchen cabinets. Benjamin Moore Advance. Formica Soapstone Sequoia and hexagon tile backsplash

Chat soon,

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  1. Please don’t call the cops! As I want to steal this from you!! It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!! DIBS if ever goes on your sale floor!!!!

  2. Firstly, let me say just how glad I am that I do not have carpet in my bathroom, plastic on my furniture, a blow up doll (well… at least not on display) OR a glass and chrome TV stand! I’d have to actually get up and go look but I think I have an extension cord visible in the living room but hopefully we can still be friends.
    Secondly – I love your buffet er TV stand er whatever it is this week! Great work!! Worth every bit of sweat and wine you put into that baby 😉

  3. Okay, I LOVE this piece!!! Definitely my favorite so far (I think). And for me, because you used ‘real’ furniture paint, it would stand up to a little bit of abuse!? (I always worry how fragile the chalk painted furniture is). Well done!

  4. Want this for my entrance hall to hold all the junk that seems to end up on kitchen island..hubby’s keys, wallet and whatever else comes in the door.

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