DIY, Furniture

Painted Buffet Makeover ROUNDUP!

If you were to ask me what my favorite type of furniture to paint is … hands down, it would be a good ol’ buffet! Why?… Because they can serve so many purposes, and I really love a piece of furniture that can be used in multiple places in the home. Buffets are always top on the list as well for having unique features and charm!

As I was going through my finished pieces, I was wondering to myself, what makes a buffet different from say, just a dresser? What makes it more functional in a dining space or even a kitchen or entryway? I would have to say it’s the cabinets! If it has cabinets of some sort… it can be lumped into the buffet family!

I’ve rounded up 11 of my very favorite buffet makeovers, take a look! Under each photo, I will let you know what paint color I used in case you’re feeling inspired to tackle one of your own! Don’t forget, I have a furniture painting course, taking you through the whole process of refinishing a piece of furniture! I’ll make it simple for you, and lay it all out in a video format! Here is a link to my Furniture Painting Course!

11 Beautiful Painted Buffet Makeovers with 4 painted buffets surrounding the text.

Painted vintage black buffet with stained legs.

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This is a before picture of “Big Betty!”
Navy painted buffet by Hailey Duncan Home. Buffet has some books and plants sitting on top.

General Finishes Milk Paint in Coastal Blue, an all time favorite of mine! If you have never used this color, you’re going to want to try it out! It’s stunning! Find it HERE!

Painted buffet in progress photo
This buffet actually belongs to me and is in my home! Aren’t the details on it beautiful?! Since this is my piece, it has layers upon layers of colors! I regularly play around with it!! I just had to show off it’s stunning detail!
Navy Painted buffet with some plants on it and next to it. Gold hardware.
Here is another beauty in GF Coastal Blue… grab it HERE.
Light teal painted buffet with a stained top.
This is a custom color that I created with a mix of a few colors, but it is very similar to GF Persian Blue which is a favorite pale blue of mine! Grab it HERE! I spiced up the detailing with a. little Rub N Buff in Metallic Gold… find it HERE.
Farmhouse style painted buffet with a distressed white paint and stained top.
Oh I love this piece so much, it was such a fun time blending tones and creating a one of a kind look for this lovely buffet! I mixed a few colors including GF Driftwood, Seagull Gray, and Antique White… I think I even added a little Basil in there too 😉. If you’re interested in a tutorial on how to successfully “blend tones”, I have a course for that taking you step by step through the process! You can find my courses HERE!
Cream painted small buffet
This piece is lovely…a smaller size, but it definitely doesn’t lack character! Finished in GF Antique White… find it HERE.
Light green painted vintage buffet.
This is actually an old record player… isn’t it gorgeous? It is a great size though, and was purchased to be used as a TV stand! This is a custom mixed color!
Dark green buffet with drawers left a natural wood color and gold hardware.
This piece was SO fun to finish! I mixed up GF Emerald, Lamp Black, and Coastal Blue to create this beautiful emerald green! I love the finished product! The drawer fronts are white washed and sealed!
Small white painted buffet
The curves on this piece get me every time. It may not be quite a buffet, but I felt it had a buffet vibe more than a dresser. This piece was finished in Fusion Mineral Paint in the color Casement. You can find that color HERE!
Small white painted buffet or cabinet
This mini buffet is so sweet, and I love that it was purchased to be used as a coffee bar! Perfect! This piece was painted in General Finishes Antique White, grab it HERE. The top was whitewashed and sealed!
White painted buffet that could be used as a sofa table
This piece is so unique, I loved the open concept on the ends! So great to display books or use baskets! This piece is painted in GF seagull gray, which is one of my all-time favorite colors as well. It’s the softest gray, almost white! It’s a staple color, find it HERE!
Top drawer of a painted buffet
Oh…and one more of “Big Betty”… because that interior green felt is AHH-mazing isn’t it?! She deserves all the extra photos!

So there’s a fun roundup of my favorite HDH finished buffets! I’d love to know which is your favorite!!! Do you love finishing buffets as much as I do?! Thanks for reading, talk with you all soon!

1 thought on “Painted Buffet Makeover ROUNDUP!”

  1. All your work is so great , I appreciate you sharing your time and giving us advise. Thank you so much. Pamela


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