Antique buffet sideboard – Buying brand new dining room furniture is expensive a complete set with table, chairs and buffet server can cost well into four figures. Even if you just buy a new table and chairs, quality pieces are expensive, and you still need a surface to keep serving. The best part of a project like this is that you can create a completely custom piece, and beautify the buffet as much or as little as you want to fit your decor and personal style.
Prepare the agency for refinishing. Sand off as much of the old paint or stain from all areas of the agency, including drawer fronts. Paint or stain agency to match your decor, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for paint or stain you choose. Let the new stain or paint dry. Place a layer of clear polyurethane to protect your antique buffet sideboard from moisture and heat. If you are going to serve hot food or liquids on the buffet, they could damage the surface if it is not protected.
Replace box hardware with stylish new drawer pulls or handles. If you choose to install new handles, be sure that the handles fit over the holes left after removing the old ones. Add a runner to dress up your antique buffet sideboard while not in use. Fill the boxes with extra linen, silver or anything else you want to store in the dining room.