All I have to do is pull on the drawer handles and drop down the drawer front. It’s absolutely fabulous! The process of figuring this all out was not NEARLY as simple as it sounds. The end result however is just perfect!
Aqua Buffet Entertainment Center
Phew! This project was quite the task! I shared how I stumbled upon this lovely buffet table several months ago. This buffet started out in pretty rough shape. I originally thought that I would give this buffet a makeover and sell it. The more it sat in my garage the more I fell in love with it. Until finally I decided that I needed to turn this table into my own Aqua Buffet Entertainment Center.
There were some veneer issues on one of the ends of the table. The veneer was bubbling and pealing off . I pondered what to do to deal with the issue. I knew trying to glue it back down was out of the question due to the warping of the veneer. I ended up pulling it all off and was left with some major ugliness.
Until I totally had an “ah ha” moment!!! I found some awesome textured paintable wallpaper through Amazon. I slapped some of this beautiful wallpaper up on the ends of the buffet and immediately fell in love with the stuff.
I made up a batch of of DIY aqua chalk paint using some ColorPlace Bermuda Bay flat paint. I have been crushin pretty hard on aqua and decided to take the plunge!
The color turned out beautifully and it brightens the whole room.
This buffet has a little secret though…..because I am super fussy about electronics and wires showing I decided to turn the drawers into hidden cubbies. The hubby helped me turn each drawer into a drop down door to easily hide the electronics when they are not in use. We removed the drawers from the drawer fronts and replaced them with pieces of plywood. The drawer front was attached to the plywood with a couple hinges.
Talking about the handles, they were in pretty rough shape. I usually don’t mind rusty aged items but it just wasn’t what I wanted for this project. However I wanted to use the old hardware because let’s face it, hardware can be very expensive! So I decided to paint the handles with some ORB spray paint.
Now let’s talk about the wallpaper. Wonder how it turned out? Take a look below. The wallpaper took the chalk paint perfectly and it turned out absolutely beautifully! It’s one of my new favorite products!!!
I did a slight amount of distressing on the buffet, just hitting edges and high points. I didn’t want to overly do it as I am loving the aqua color so much I didn’t want to sand too much of it away. The side cabinets are great for media storage, because again I am not a big fan of that stuff “showing”. I like all those less than pretty things hidden away.
I must admit, this was quite the project! Lots of twists and turns along the way. In the end though, I think it turned out fabulous!
I am absolutely in love with this Aqua Buffet Entertainment Center and I’m happy to say this one is staying with me! I am all too often saying goodbye to project after project that I love but can not keep.
How do you think it turned out???? I can’t wait to show off the rest of my living room makeover!!!
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