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Buffet Table | A Curbside Upcycled Project

Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares a do it yourself tutorial on a buffet table that she found on the curbside and upcycled.So I was out for a quick jog with my baby when I saw a TV stand/console table on the curb just 2 blocks from my house.  At the time I was not much of a dumpster diver.  This piece ignited my fire! I immediately thought that I could upcycle this piece into a buffet table.

I  made my husband do the dirty work and take the truck to go grab it.  I rushed him like it was a free $500 bill on the curb.   We brought it inside and I took the doors off and within a day had painted it with a chalk paint I had bought without intentions.   This color – called “vintage” covered better than Americana Decor’s white (called “everlasting”).  I love chalk paint because there is no prep work once you clean off the dust and since you’re going for a distressed or rustic type of feel you can be sloppy.   I painted this at nap time and after my kids went to bed and finished the project easily within one weekend.  If you look closely you can see that I was working under poor lighting conditions but to me that adds character to the piece.  I’ll always remember painting it when my son was only weeks old.

I envisioned this more like a buffet table so I spent $20 to add wood legs to the bottom.  I Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares a do it yourself tutorial on a buffet table that she found on the curbside and upcycled.lightly distressed the piece with sandpaper and then waxed it.  I also painted the hardware black.

A week later I was flipping through a Ballard‘s catalogue and saw a similar piece to the one I originally found for $799.  My  neighbor’s trash – my treasure 🙂    Connecticut life and style blogger, Pinteresting Plans shares a do it yourself tutorial on a buffet table that she found on the curbside and upcycled.

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  • zao
    September 4, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    This is so beautiful! How did you attach the legs to the console?

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      September 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      oh thank you 🙂
      we just drilled a small hole in the bottom of the “feet” of the piece and then poured wood glue into the holes and screwed in the new legs.

  • Traci
    November 28, 2016 at 12:35 am

    How did you secure the legs?

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      November 28, 2016 at 2:59 am

      drilled a hole in the 4 foot pieces of the cabinet and then put wood glue in them and just twisted the screw from the table legs we bought into that hole. hope that helps 🙂

  • Lili
    January 26, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    What a great eye! That is so funny you found a piece later almost identical!

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      January 27, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      thank you so much!!!

  • Brenda Zimmerman
    February 4, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Where did you find the legs that you added?

    • rachelmacgillis@gmail.com
      February 4, 2017 at 2:43 am

      Home Depot! I think they’re linked? if not and you want the exact ones I could email you the link to them. thanks :). they were around $5 each

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