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Farmhouse Buffet Transformation

I picked this piece up at one of my favorite thrift stores. It is the base cabinet to a hutch, I have the top but haven't gotten it painted and may actually attempt a Pinterest idea with the top. Stay tune for that..but back to the project at hand...
I picked this piece up at one of my favorite thrift stores. It is the base cabinet to a hutch, I have the top but haven't gotten it painted and may actually attempt a Pinterest idea with the top. Stay tune for that..but back to the project at hand...
Before
The cabinet itself just needed some minor repairs. Because I wanted to stain the top, sanding was first on the list. So to the driveway we went with our sander and 80 grit paper. Love this stuff, it tears through most top coats in a short amount of time.
After the 80 I work to the 150 grit to remove any marks and give the wood a nice smooth feel.

    

After getting through that shiny finish and smoothing it down with the 150 grit, I ran the sander over the entire piece. Helps remove some of the gunt and roughs up the surface to help the paint adhere better. 

Next, a wipe down with Fusion TSP and fine steel wool and this piece is clean and ready for some stain and paint.

Because stain takes so much longer to dry, I like to get that first coat of stain on first then can paint while the stain dries. Here is our first coat of stain, this wood sucked the stain right in...will definitely be adding the second coat of stain to get a more even, darker color.

Onto painting the second coat of white...

  

This is after one coat of Fusion concealer, its like a primer that I don't think I will bother with again, and the first coat of Rustoleum Linen White. I've always needed two to two and half coats of white to get a good coverage so don't get too discouraged if your first coat of white looks rough. This paint dried super fast (too fast) being we had a hot stretch in the upper 80's to low 90's while I was working on this piece.

Before getting to that second coat of paint, I lightly sanded the top and wiped on the second coat of stain. Much smoother look. The second coat of stain is optional, if my first coat gives me a nice wood grain and looks like it covered well I usually stop there and just seal it.

After the second coat of paint dried and the first coat of seal was dry, we moved back out to the driveway to sand again. Because this is chalk paint, it sands super easy but is also very dusty. I used a palm sander with 150 (if you want a lighter distressed look go with 220 grit sandpaper, it just depends on how distressed you want to go) for the majority of the sanding, once I had the large areas smoothed down and the areas I wanted wood showing, I grab a really fine paper (500) and smooth out the hard to reach spots or any areas that the sander left marks. This just gives it a more natural, distressed look.

  

After a good wipe down to remove all the dust and get the drawers clean again. We moved back into the garage. Three more coats of top coat were applied to the top with a light sand in between each coat. Don't skip the light sand, its super quick and easy to do and will give the top a super smooth feel. In between top coats the hardware was cleaned and sprayed in oil rubber bronze. Once dry, hardware was added and this piece is finished.

 

 

  

I hope you enjoyed this transformation and found some inspiration to add to your home. 

Find this piece in our New Arrival Section along with a few other new pieces I just finished up. If you are local, be sure to stop by our showroom in Puyallup.

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by!!!!

-Revived Treasures