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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. Love the green color. Such a fresh update

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

  3. Beautiful! Love the color

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

  5. Your dresser turned out great and I love that color!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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!!!!

  10. What is dark wax

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. Sooooooo pretty! I love the makeover, and the color you chose…. 🙂

  15. 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!!

  16. It turned out so pretty. I love the color.

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

  18. What technique did you use to distress the furniture?

  19. 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!

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

  21. Looks beautiful! Just right,not overdone~

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

  23. Looks great! Love the color:)

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

  25. What a pretty green on that beautiful looking cabinet!!

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

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