This thing turned out pretty AWESOME!  I was really nervous about the color at first, but the Beard had a good point. He told me it would be nice to have a piece of furniture that wasn’t white or teal. LOL Point taken Beard, point taken.  So as you all can tell I went waaayyyy outside my usual for this one with this awesome gray color. NOw on to the fun part, or the How to Of it all.

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1. I sanded the top down to the original finish using a Belt Sander and 80 Grit sandpaper

2. Removed all the hardware with a Flat Head Screwdriver

3.We wiped it down with fantastik. I use this to clean my kitchen and also for applications like this because it has a degreaser in it. The degreaser removes finger prints and any other oils that will prevent the primer from sticking.

4. I primed the drawers and the whole bottom half with Zinsser Oil based Primer( We use oil based so we don’t have to sand. Lazy Much?) I didn’t prime the top because I knew we were going to stain it.

5. I staind the top with Minwax wood stain in Jacobean. I could only find this color on Amazon. My local lowes no longer carries this color, for whatever reason.

6. I then painted all the drawers and the lower half woth valspars Mountain Smoke


7.. We sealed the top With a water based poly urethane., The reason we polyed the top is because I knew we’d be using it as a bar/buffet.  I wanted to protect it from the inevitable spills.

There you have it! Super quick and easy piece with a huge impact! Now just to reiterate why I never pass up a free dresser observe the pics below!

dresser beforeafter
I know right??? Huge difference! I love how this piece turned out! Thanks for stopping by.

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18 Comments on Buffet From A Dresser

    • stacey
      10/16/2014 at 7:25 AM (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Bre!

  1. Erica
    10/17/2014 at 2:27 PM (3 years ago)

    Holy crap, this turned out AMAZING! Love the neutral color with the wood top. So perfect!

    • stacey
      10/20/2014 at 8:10 AM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Erica. I’m so glad you like it!

  2. Sarah @ Little Red Brick House
    10/19/2014 at 12:03 AM (3 years ago)

    oh my goodness, Stacey! This piece is STUNNING! I love the color you chose and the stained top is perfection. Love it!

    • stacey
      10/20/2014 at 8:08 AM (3 years ago)

      Thank You so much Sarah!

  3. Selene Galindo
    10/23/2014 at 2:13 PM (3 years ago)

    Love love love this maekover!! and that color is absolutely gorgeous!! Pinned!

    • stacey
      10/24/2014 at 11:49 AM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Selene! So glad you like it.

  4. Jessica
    10/25/2014 at 11:29 AM (3 years ago)

    I love it! It looks really beautiful and I love the color you chose for it!

  5. Brenda Young
    10/26/2014 at 9:59 PM (3 years ago)

    What a beautiful color, love the two tone too, great job Stacy!

  6. Tara @ Anything & Everything
    10/26/2014 at 10:22 PM (3 years ago)

    Stacey, I love what you did to this dresser! It looks great! Love the color that you chose!

    • stacey
      10/28/2014 at 9:28 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you Tara! And thank you for sharing!

    • stacey
      10/28/2014 at 9:30 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much! I was really nervous about the color, it’s not my usual at all. Thanks for dropping by!

  7. Kim @ Cozinest
    10/30/2014 at 12:57 PM (3 years ago)

    What a great idea! It looks beautiful!

  8. Christine
    08/20/2016 at 10:19 AM (1 year ago)



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