DIY Grunge Furniture Look: The Story of a Broken Down Buffet...

A friend of mine was getting ready to downsize and had a few pieces she no longer needed. She stopped by the shop and asked me if I wanted them. But of course I'll take free furniture! (Who doesn't love free furniture)?

She brought me this buffet, a coffee table, and a really cool set of vintage lockers.

This buffet was missing the doors, so we filled all of the screw holes with "Bondo" and sanded them down. I decided to just make it open shelving on the bottom. (partially because I'm a terrible carpenter). This was originally a pretty cherry wood, but it had been well loved in its life with a few scratches and dings. (I forgot to take a "before" picture). This is one was taken after one coat of DIY Bead Board Paint.

I had this piece in my inventory for about six months or more... To be honest, I really just wasn't looking forward to painting the inside of the cubbies, and I had NO vision for it! And sometimes pieces just need to wait for inspiration...

When I was finally down to basically having this, and a dining set in my small inventory, (and I will always put off painting dining chairs) YUCK! Chairs are HARD!! I decided to drag it out and paint it.

I found this picture on Amazon and saved it in my phone for inspiration about a year ago. I LOVE the grunge look to it. I think it is a staging wall of some kind...

I used Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint: Bead Board, Hey Sailor, Gypsy Green, and Sandy Blonde.

DIY Paint is clay based so I knew it would work amazing to get some great texture! I

I sealed it with her "Big Top" Varnish, which is really a great, non streak finish, and Dark & Decrepit Patina Glaze. (You HAVE to try the Dark & Decrepit Glaze)! Its like no other glaze I've ever worked with!

I also used the Iron Orchid Design (IOD) "Label Ephemira" Decor Transfer. I love that it has a bunch of words and different font sizes. I feel like words and cool fonts go on matter what! It worked perfectly to create the look I wanted.

The brushes I used were Paint Pixie Dusty for blending (my favorite blending brush) and my ClingOn brushes (my favorite paint brushes).

Here is the link to the tutorial on my Youtube channel. I hope you enjoy it! And while you're there, check out my other videos and subscribe to my channel!

I somehow sweet talked Rob, (my husband) into doing YouTube videos with me. So he's in this video too...talking about how he thinks some of the pieces I get should just go in the dumpster....NO WAY!

Please let me know what you think and let me know if you have any questions! I'd love to hear from you!

Take Care and Happy Painting!


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