Storage Solutions:DIY BUFFET CABINET

10.11.2017
Filed Under: diy and craft, my home

Storage Solutions:DIY BUFFET CABINET

Storage Solutions

Recently I sold my home. I downsized from 3700 square feet to a 1800 square feet rental. I will be renting for one year until my home is built. I  have several pets so it was very hard to find a rental that takes pets. I finally found a cute little cottage that allowed pets so I had to do some creative storage ideas to make space for some of my misc kitchen things. Since much of my furniture is in storage. So I took an old TV stand and transformed it into a buffet cabinet that I can use for extra storage in the kitchen area.

Here ‘s how its done!

Supplies:

  • White Primer
  • White Semi Gloss Paint
  • Sander
  • Vintage Patina Wash
  • Decorative Tin Inserts
  • Cloth
  • New Knobs

Tips:

When spreading the patina wash use a clean brush. Take the clean white cloth and spread it evenly all over so that the wash blends evenly with the some of the white paint showing through.

 

Applying Tin Inserts

Measure the front of the door and  cut out the tin inserts. Glue with adhesive on the front of the door. Let dry for 24 hours before attaching the door back to cabinet. Do the same thing inside the door.

 

I changed the knobs to a brushed nickel finish. It made a big difference from the plain wooden ones.

 

 

There are so many ideas to create storage spaces. I hope you enjoyed this one. The patina wash I used did not photograph the true patina color but you can see it on the door in step 2.

Thanks to Decor Art for supplying the wash.

 

46 comments

  • Dana

    I love this makeover. It’s really lovely and reflects your personal style. You have motivated me to enhance a dresser that’s forced to function as storage for table linens and such. I love your blog. Big house or small you live beautifully.

  • Patti

    Gorgeous transformation! Love the color.

  • Florence @ Vintage Southern Picks

    I love the color too, and love the addition of the tin panels! Glad you found a place to rent that would take pets.

    • Maria Brittis

      Its been very hectic moving and decluttering. Been selling stuff on the FB Group! Plus giving stuff to Good Will too.
      Maria

  • Jess

    Wow…this looks so great! I love it!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  • DIY Home Sweet Home

    Wow. I love that tin insert you used in the center door. Would love for you to stop by and link this up to More The Merrier Monday.

    Jamie
    http://diyhsh.com/

  • Julie Christiansen

    What a great piec, you do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us this week at My Busy Beehives!

  • Debrashoppeno5

    What a great makeover. It will be a good piece for storage in the rental and your new house also.

    • Maria Brittis

      Yes, its very handy at the rental! I am hoping to use it in the new home! But sometimes I change up the look and I end up selling it.Thanks
      Maria

  • Mary

    This is the new paint that lets the grain show through. It looks really great Maria and I like your clever use of that buffet cabinet.

  • Jann Olson

    This is darling! I love the color and the added tin. Thanks for sharing it with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  • Lisa

    Great transformation! I love the tin insert. It really makes it a special piece. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • SARA

    Love this makeover! We’ve been on the lookout for a cabinet that will fit in between our kitchen counter and the window next to it. We’re hoping to hide our garbage can within it and getting some extra storage! I’ll definitely be coming back for these instructions once we find one!

    • Maria Brittis

      Check on local Facebook Flea markets! There are some really cheap deals! I found a table for $10 that I am going to re-do into a shabby chic looks.
      Maria

  • Sheri

    This is gorgeous!

  • Leslie

    Love, love, love the tins in the cabinet, and that fun shade of aqua/blue. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  • Mary

    This is amazing, it looks fabulous. I’m in love with the tin inserts. Saw you link at the Pin Party, thanks for sharing.

  • Jelica

    WOW! What a stunning transformation. Love the tin panels, too – the icing on the cake!

  • Liz

    How very creative.

    We are in almost the exact same position, getting ready to see our home and moving into temporary housing. Where we go after this is a big question. It depends on how much we get from the big house.

    • Maria Brittis

      I can relate to this! I was lucky I sold without a realtor, makes the transition easy!
      Hope you can sell fast. the market is good still.
      Maria

  • Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    Oh this is so beautiful and you did an excellent job. I’m not a DIYer but you have certainly shown how you can make an old piece of furniture look so stylish. I love the inlay in the door. Thanks for sharing your project with us at #BloggersPitStop and have a lovely weekend.

  • Judith Graber

    Pretty cabinet – I like the front inlay a lot. I’m a DIY person but not with furniture. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  • Rhonda

    I love the way the cabinet turned out. The tin inserts really give it character. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  • Cindy

    Turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  • Erlene

    Your cabinet turned out really nice. I love how added the metal not only to the outside, but to the inside of the cabinet as well. Such a lovely detailed touch. Thanks for sharing this on MM. Pinned.

  • Amber Harrop

    What a great update love that punch tin door

  • Leanna

    This looks really nice with the brushed tin inserts. I made a headboard with them a few years ago and I love how they look. Your makeover is gorgeous.

    • Maria Brittis

      Leanna, Have a Happy Holiday, do you celebrate Thanksgiving a different day in Canada, my neighbor is from Canada and she said they celebrated in October.
      Maria

  • Lina

    I love the makeover! Thanks for sharing it at Sew It Cook It Craft It.

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