Distressed Black Buffet

Charlene from Finally Doing What I Love got this great buffet from a friend for free. She had been wanting one of these for years and was glad to take it – peeling veneer and all!

buffet before

Charlene stripped off the veneer and sanded until the wood was nice and smooth before painting and distressing. Since the doors were badly bowed, Charlene rolled with it and simply replaced them with baskets. With the peeling veneer, many people would have overlooked the potential in this piece. However, I love how Charlene fixed it right up and now has a buffet she can treasure for years!

buffet after

Get the details at Finally Doing What I Love.


  1. Thank you SOOO MUCH Beckie…I am honored to be featured again on your site..

  2. I love love love this, beautiful Charlene! =)

  3. A truly wonderful transformation, the baskets were a great idea …and I’m guessing Charlene will eventually do something amazing with the bowed doors.

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