DIY Vintage Buffet Table Upgrade

DIY Vintage Buffet Table Upgrade

DIY Vintage Buffet Table Upgrade
DIY Vintage Buffet Table Upgrade
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Learn how to paint furniture with this DIY Vintage Buffet Table Upgrade! Use DecoArt® Suede™ paint for a beautiful finish. DecoArt® Suede™ paint was the winner of the 2020 Creativation New Innovative Product, and it's no surprise why! It's incredible how a layer of paint can create the impression of a dimensional suede finish. Though suede is a traditional material, the bright and bold colors this paint comes in are fabulous for the modern day! So, modernize an antique piece of furniture with this fabulous tutorial. 

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Main MaterialPaint

Primary TechniquePainting

Difficulty LevelEasy

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • DecoArt® Suede™ in Plum (DSU11) *Winner of the 2020 Creativation New Innovative Product!*
  • Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint in Yesteryear (ADC27)
  • Old buffet
  • Sandpaper
  • Lint free cloth
  • New hardware for drawer pulls
  • Medium brush
  • Large flat brush


  1. Lightly sand buffet and wipe clean with a cloth.

  2. Remove drawers and use a medium brush to paint the base of the buffet in Plum (using a cross hatch motion) Let dry.

  3. Remove hardware from drawers and continue painting in Plum (using a cross hatch motion) Let dry.

  4. Replace the hardware with pretty glass or crystal knobs.

  5. Use a large flat brush to paint the top of the buffet in Yesteryear. Apply another coat. Let dry.

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