I picked up this cute little buffet through a Facebook ad a couple of years ago. I needed something in the dining room and wanted a buffet with intricate legs and farmhouse character. It was a distressed white finish when I bought it, and I liked it that way, but I needed a change so I just recently transformed it into this farmhouse style gray buffet.
Here’s the original buffet, against the wood wall in our dining room.
When I’m painting furniture I often use chalk paint or milk paint, but this time I didn’t use either of those. When I painted the cabinets in my laundry room I really fell in love with the matte finish on the cabinets. I liked how they looked with no sheen and no distressing.
This isn’t a true tutorial, because I probably should have sanded this a bit better before I started. So you should probably sand the paint off a bit more than I did.
I tested the paint on the top and when it looked so great, I just started painting. I took off the doors and hardware, lightly sanded the piece and then painted over the chalk paint.
While I had the piece taken apart, Mike made an extra shelf for each cupboard. It really maximized the space. I added shelf liner I found from walmart.This is the paint that I used. I had it mixed in Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal, the same color as my laundry room cabinets and door.
After I painted it I used a water based polyurethane on the top to seal it. I kept all of the hardware the same.
I absolutely adore how this little gray buffet turned out. It’s so sweet and fun. It looks perfect against the freshly painted white wall.The dining room looks completely different and all we did was paint the wall and the buffet!! Its amazing what a difference paint can make.
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There are so many ways to paint furniture, and so many shades of gray. If you need more inspiration visit my post with 25 pieces of gray furniture.
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