Friday, June 12, 2015

Dresser to Buffet

This dresser to buffet makeover that I am sharing today, is one of my favorite.
I like how it turned out,
and it was a FREE dresser that I got to play with.

My inspiration was this box.
Don't you have an inspiration box?

This buffet is going to stay in our rec room converted garage,
so I wanted this to have wheels for easily roll it out the door when needed.

I started by removing the

drawers from the center,
and by taking the back out
(that's where the small fridge is going to go). 

Next I needed to add the wheels,
by adding some wood from my collection to attach them.

I painted the entire furniture with my homemade chalk paint.
I had bought 1 quart of paint at the Restore for $1.
(I used 1/3 of the can)
It's called "whiskers" and it's a light grey.

After the paint was dry, I got my liquid nails out.

If you never used liquid nails, you are truly missing out.
I love this stuff.

I attached the top pallets wood 
(that I had previously cut to size and arrange to my liking).

Always lay them out first before attaching them.
Once they are glued, there is no turning back.

Again with liquid nails,
I attached trim (aka furring strip) right under the new pallet "counter".

I also attached pallet wood trim at the bottom.
Just because.

Finishing touches:
the hardware and the small curtain.

I am actually thinking about changing the curtain to a simple dropcloth one.
The burlap Italian potato sack seem to be too much texture against the pallet wood.

And here is a before and after

Total cost:
Pallets - free
paint - $1
wheels - $12
pulls $6

Honestly, you could really transform a piece of furniture with just pallet's wood and paint.
Easy and very, very inexpensive.

Stay Frugal,

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You have such talent, this turned out great. Love the transformation. fondly ~lynne~

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Wow, you did it again and those wheels, especially in the garage or rec area like yours, are such a convenience! Learned that from you...
This will make a very handy buffet!
Sending you hugs for a happy Sunday.

Linda said...

THIS is AWESOME!!!!! I love it!!!

Kelly said...

That's a great new look for that dresser. It was nice that you had all of the materials on hand too.

Mindi Carwin said...

So Beautiful Daniela! I love how it turned out especially the top!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The transformation is amazing!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's super cute. xoxo Su

Katie Mansfield said...

That is cute. I love free.

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Wow! This turned out amazing! You have great vision for your projects, I would have walked right by that ugly dresser thinking it had little hope. Beautiful job!