Buffet Makeover

p>If you’ve read some of my previous posts, by now, you will know I am a huge fan of vintage furniture with character. I also love adding my own spin to it be it a minor or major change. When op shopping for a new buffet, I found just what I was looking for!


It was the perfect size and I loved the handles and frame detail around the drawers and doors. I had already decided how I wanted to transform this piece. I knew I wanted it two tone, so leaving the body of the unit as is, with the doors & drawers painted white. I also wanted to add craft paper to the drawers & doors, but hadn’t yet picked out the paper, so off I went to Spotlight. I chose a gorgeous chevron design in pastel candy colours, the pattern and colours were ideal for the space the unit would sit.

Once home, I got sanding. After removing the handles, I sanded the entire unit except the face of the drawers & doors as these would not be painted. After sanding, I cleaned off all the dust and stained the body of the unit. I then painted the frame of the drawers & doors in white. Once dry, I measured and cut the craft paper for the face of the drawers & doors. I brushed Mod Podge to the back of the craft paper and stuck it in place. Of course, prior to cutting the craft paper, I aligned the pattern as best I could. Once in place, I brushed the unit with Mod Podge to seal & protect the paper. Finally, I spray painted the handles using gold.

Here is the final result! I love this buffet, it’s fun and lot’s of character.


I enjoy using paper or fabric to transform furniture or decor pieces. It's easy and so very effective!



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