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. 1
    Kim says:

    Debbie, that looks so good and I love the color.

  2. 2

    What a pretty green on that beautiful looking cabinet!!

  3. 3

    Wow! She’s fantastic now all pretty in green! Thanks for sharing. Have a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. 4
    Jen says:

    Looks great! Love the color:)

  5. 5

    Love the color, and the knots in the top are great!

  6. 6
    Joetta Colquette says:

    Looks beautiful! Just right,not overdone~

  7. 7
    Eva says:

    I am in love with the whole thing but especially with the top. That wood grain is gorgeous!

  8. 8
    Becca says:

    Oh my gosh, I absolutely love Miss Chloe! She is squealing with happiness at her makeover! You did an amazing job … the color is fantastic!

  9. 9
    Alisha says:

    What technique did you use to distress the furniture?

  10. 10

    It is a beauty!!! Green is one of my favorite paint colors on furniture. You did a fantastic job. Hope all is well :)

  11. 11

    It turned out so pretty. I love the color.

  12. 12
    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!!

  13. 13
    Crystelle says:

    Sooooooo pretty! I love the makeover, and the color you chose…. :)

  14. 14
    tricia says:

    This is just lovely!

  15. 15

    I would have never thought to go with that green but boy do I LOVE it! Great job!

  16. 16
    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.

  17. 17
    Valerie says:

    Chloe looks great . I love this color too, I painted my porch this color a few years ago !

  18. 18
    Amelia says:

    What is dark wax

  19. 19
    L H says:

    That is beautiful!

  20. 20
    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!!!!

  21. 21
    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?

    • 21.1
      Debbie 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!

  22. 22
    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.

  23. 23
    Kristen says:

    I love how you made it new again, but kept it’s old-fashioned style in place too. It’s gorgeous!

  24. 24
    Susan says:

    Your dresser turned out great and I love that color!

  25. 25
    Debbie says:

    I love this buffet I have one that is similar to it… I am thinking it is time to update it!!!

  26. 26
    Sheila says:

    Beautiful! Love the color

  27. 27
    Colleen says:

    Quick question, did you paint using a brush or using a spray gun?

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