DIY Dresser-A Buffet Get A New Look & Function
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When I was in the market for a new dresser for my daughters' bedroom, I knew it had to be something strong to take on the daily rough wear and tear of being in a kids room. I also knew I did not want to spend a few hundred dollars on it. Second hand shops, online local ads, and yard sales can be good places to look for used furniture that is still sturdy. If you can refinish a piece of furniture, you can look past the stains, old paint or scratched and nicked wood. Before buying anything, make sure you test out its functionality by opening and closing each drawer and/or cabinet. Pull out the drawers and look inside the piece. Also tip it and look under it.
I picked up this buffet for $75 at a "nearly new" sale a local nonprofit organization was holding. That meant I wasn't just getting a good deal on a piece of furniture, but I was also contributing to a good cause. I thought it could be repurposed as a dresser easily and had plenty of storage. Although this piece was stained, I chose to paint it for a whole new look.
Refinishing any second hand piece of furniture can take time, but it is important not to skip steps so the end result comes out the way you want. Try embellishing your furniture if it is going in a room meant for kids. This is a great way to give a serious piece like a buffet some humor.
Here is how I refinished my buffet: