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