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Chalk Painted Kitchen Buffet

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Chalk paint is the poor man’s answer for a furniture makeover! Check out the chalk painted kitchen buffet, hutch and accessories!

Chalk paint is the poor man's answer for a furniture makeover! Check out the chalk painted kitchen buffet, hutch and accessories!

Can you remember way back to being a student in school? (And for some of us, that’s farther back than others!)

I can and I never realized until I graduated from college how much of an A personality, workaholic I am.

I don’t like to rest until a project is finished.

And our kitchen project seems like it will never be completed.

Still, my faithful husband and I soldier on, one little piece at a time.

We continue our love of chalk painted furniture with our (his) latest project. We use it for the mundane purpose of storing dog food, but at least it’s enclosed!

It wasn’t really begging to be re-worked, but because its home was in the kitchen that we are constantly currently updating, we decided to give it a facelift. It’s quite the sturdy piece, with bold drawer handles that would be retained.

A wooden cabinet

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Small Chalk Painted Kitchen Buffet

Material list? Chalk paint and brush at this point – add sandpaper later. Paint look familiar?

A wooden table

White chalk paint accents on the drawer and cabinet fronts just gave it a little pop and reduced the “big blue blob” affect in the corner of the room. Painted over the hinges for speed.

A close up of a door

Some well-placed distressing with 60-grit sandpaper and this project is just about complete.

As on previous projects, think about natural wear-and-tear when distressing; around the handles is always a good spot, as are corners. Everything else serves to break up the color.

Paint and Buffet

The finished piece! So very simple and just the right touch in the room.

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A close up of a door

I’m always surprised by how much age a little distressing can bring to a piece. Just a close up of some of the detail.

Chalk paint is the poor man's answer for a furniture makeover! Check out the chalk painted kitchen buffet, hutch and accessories!

Knobs and drawer pulls are original to the buffet.

Calendar

I love how the aged knobs now look right at home!

A view of a dirty door

Would you be able to guess that inside this little buffet is a big ol’ bag of dog food?

Chalk paint is the poor man's answer for a furniture makeover! Check out the chalk painted kitchen buffet, hutch and accessories!

Or that our piles of homeschool books are usually on top?

Ahhhh, real life isn’t as pretty at this sweet little kitchen buffet.

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Want to see more projects with chalk paint? Just click on each picture below to take you to the original post!

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29 Comments

  1. Spot on! This is a lovely makeover— I should have something so fancy for my dog food storage!! ROTFL
    Seriously, very nice job, Marty!

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching 🙂

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    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
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  2. that’s amazing! turning a salvation army donation worthy piece to such an awesome furniture is such a inspiration!

  3. Great makeover! I’m in the process of redoing a dresser and am struggling over a paint color. I also can’t wait to try chalk paint on something but am not sure if it will be this piece or something else.

    I found your post through Richella’s Grace at Home party.

    1. Hi, Carol. Thanks for commenting on my kitchen buffet that we transformed with chalk paint and distressing. I’d love to see a picture of your red one (our den is done in red!) I’ll bet it’s amazing.
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    1. Thanks, Maureen, for the comment on our kitchen buffet. It is a sneaky way to hide the dog food! I hope you will visit Marty’s Musings again.

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