Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Buffet Makeover

On Saturday morning, while my sisters were tucked in their beds I was wide-awake scoring some major brownie points with our mom.


We found this buffet about a month ago. My wagon was already packed full and before I knew it she had pulled the tag. For the majority of the places we go to, if you pull the tag you’ve as much as bought the item. Needless to say, we came home with two full carloads that day.


The buffet is solid oak and mostly in great shape. The top needed a little bit of work though. But you guys already know that’s no problem for my orbital sander.


After the sanding the top with my orbital sander and 80-grit sandpaper, I stained the top in Rust-Oleum’s American Walnut. I use a basic chip brush to apply the stain. Following the directions on the can, I allowed proper drying time and wiped the excess stain off with a lint free white cloth. Look at that rich color, my Dad is going to be so excited!


Once the stain was dry, I applied a coat of poly acrylic to the top. This piece is heading to Loblolly Manor and we’re not sure if it’s going to be a media center, dresser or a buffet. It’s exciting just to have all those possibilities. Check out the cool paper in the drawers. Totally vintage!

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For the body of the buffet my Mom chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. If anyone is looking around for the apple, it’s right next to the tree. In last week’s makeover I started with a coat of Zinsser primer but this piece is solid oak so there’s no chance of red stain bleed through. This is after the first coat of chalk paint.


I kept the original hardware but it had a weird mix of bronze and brass patina


so I spray painted the hardware flat black. It looks way better right?


I sanded the body of the buffet with 220-grit sandpaper and coated with clear wax. My Mom loves distressing but my Dad not so much. I gave it a little bit of distressing though because I’m the artist and that’s my signature. Also, my Mom is the one that buys the Christmas gifts! The pieces for Loblolly Manor are starting to pile up I can’t wait to see it all come together.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White Buffet

Many blessings,


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  1. Great job! Can’t wait to take a tour of Loblolly when it’s finished! I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful!

    1. Thank you Angie, I feel like it’s taking forever but we’re having a lot of fun putting all the pieces together!

  2. CoCo…I love your family banter. It sounds so much like me and my family 🙂 You’ve created yet another piece of furniture that I’m mad for! You’re right…the hardware looks great in black. Great job!

    1. My sisters are the best Vicki! I’m so glad you like this piece. You’re such a sweet cheerleader!

  3. So nice! You really transformed that one! Going to be using some Annie Sloan Old White on something next week. Can’t wait.

    1. I love Old White, it’s easy to paint with and easy to layer with! Can’t wait to see your project!

  4. Liz Bonin says:

    Lovely as always CoCo! Lol about your mom buying the Christmas gifts! And you know what else they say, happy wife-happy life! Have a fabulous day!❤️Liz

    1. Thank you so much sweet friend! I will make sure my Dad keeps that in mind when we are busy decorating 🙂

  5. Wow ~ great transformation Coco! Love the walnut stain top with the ASCP Old White body. Perfect combo with the hardware in matte black. Totally stealing this look 🙂 Can’t wait to see how you and your mom style this piece too! Bwg ~~~

    1. You’re so kind Bobbi, thank you! You’re welcome to use this color combination any time…it’s one of my favorites!

  6. Oh my gosh Coco, you are so great about reviving these old pieces into new works of beauty!! LOVE!!!

    1. Thank so much Lisa, I really appreciate it!

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