Small Buffet Makeover-with Paint

Refresh a Buffet Sideboard with Paint and Stain

Let me show you how to wake up a tired, worn and dirty buffet.

I have a theory.

If it’s all wood, you can save it!


 Small Buffet Makeover with Paint

So when I saw this piece, I knew


that it would be ok.  I wish you could see the top better (cell phone pic) it was scratched like nobody’s business.

  • I sanded and sanded and sanded some more and then I scrubbed it clean.

Chloe Maison Blanche


  • Next I stained the top with Kona stain.  And then I cracked open a can of Maison Blanche in Chloe and painted the base with 2 coats of paint.

I got excited about the way my little green friend was turning out.

With a top so rich, I knew her hardware had to oil rubbed bronze!

Chloe Collage

  •  Distressed and waxed with dark wax she’s ready for her debut.


 Meet Miss Chloe!

Chloe Rich Kona


This is how to makeover a buffet with paint.

Chloe before and after


She feels so much better 😉

Sharing:  Thistle Wood



  1. Dana Benedict says

    I’m in love with this buffet. An its the first time I’m seeing a piece done in the new MB color, Chloe. LOVE!!

  2. Nicole says

    This is beautiful when you were finished! Loved all the choices. I am currently redoing some old dressers for our room, and I was wondering, with the stain and the paint, did you put any type of clear coat on them afterwards? My boyfriend got a clear finish (spray) and was just wondering if that is normal. Never refinished anything before.

  3. Carrie says

    I love it I have a simial cabnet with the hutch :) what color paint is that? and what kind of wax did you use? Thank you for inspiration!!!!

  4. Deborah says

    Debbie ~ I love it!!! You are so creative! I see that the hinges are painted green. How did you get make the hinges not stick when opening?

    • says

      Hey Deborah, after the paint dries, just open and close the doors several times and then apply the wax. Because the piece is distressed, the part that comes off just looks like it happened naturally. Thanks!

  5. Pat Good says

    Simply beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! Just starting chalk painting and need to wax some pieces. I have some light and dark soft wax but not sure how much to use, no instructions! Could use a little help please and thanks.

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