Little Black Buffet

This is a quick post just to show you the before and after of this cute buffet. This was the second time used what is becoming my new favorite black paint, Valspar Furniture Paint.

In my area this paint is only available at Lowes, and they have to mix it, since there is no black furniture paint available straight from the shelf. I found out that they use the color “new black”, which actually looks a very dark gray when it is wet, but it dries to a beautiful satin black.

Here were the steps to paint this cutie:

  • Removed drawers and shelves
  • Light sanded the entire piece
  • Fixed scratches and dents with hard wood filler. I like this one
  • Cleaned with TSP diluted in water
  • Primed with Rust-oleum black primer spray
  • Spray painted 3 coats of Valspar Furniture Paint new black. This is the paint sprayer I use
  • Distressed the edges of the piece using a 120-grit sandpaper

The part I love the most about this paint… No sealer needed.

And here are the pictures. Don’t you love the simplicity and elegance of a black piece?









Thanks for reading!




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It all started in the spring of 2013. I realized how tired I was to see my house entirely decorated with IKEA stuff. Nothing against IKEA, but after 12 years, I just needed some change. I wanted stylish, original furniture, but noticed that everything I liked from retail stores was way out of my budget. Thanks to Google, Youtube, and a couple of amazing blogs, I was able to discover and explore the world of furniture refinishing, and it was the beginning of my addiction. I now spend my days rescuing old, dull, unwanted pieces of furniture to give them a fresh look so they can be displayed, used and loved again for many more years to come. Thanks for stopping by.

7 thoughts on “Little Black Buffet

      1. Thanks for following! Yes, those are my pictures. If they’re not, like the horse photos, I’ll say so. I love your refurbishing of furniture. Your pieces are elegant. I’ve got some projects like that to do once I get back to speed.

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  1. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Another gorgeous piece well done! I don’t envy having to paint those spindles though! Patience is not one of my gifts 😉 I hope you have an amazing week!
    The Curator’s Collection & Making Broken Beautiful (Thursday)

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  2. You know, I don’t own one black piece of furniture, I’m more on the white and lighter colour side, but I have to admit that this buffet looks stunning and just beautiful in black! I love how this turned out and could definitely imagine it in my home! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #4! Have a lovely weekend!


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