What do you do when your decor style changes? You use the power of paint! I’m sharing how I transformed a farmhouse buffet into a modern farmhouse sideboard.
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Modern Farmhouse Buffet Ikea Hack
You’ve got to love a classic Ikea hack. We’ve had the classic white Hermnes sideboard for almost 7 years now and it has served us well. However, as I was remodeling my dining room this fall, I realized that this farmhouse buffet wasn’t quite my style any longer.
Farmhouse Buffet Before
It blended into our white wall too much for my liking and didn’t have a wow factor. So, I decided to pull out the paint!
If you missed my dining room remodel, I gave this space a makeover in 2 days for $290. You can see each step of the process in these posts:
- How to Hang a Pendant Light Without Electrical
- IGTV How to Create Wall Art From Fabric
- Full Dining Room Reveal
Modernizing a Farmhouse Buffet
To modernize this small sideboard, I had originally planned to paint the entire piece black. Then, I started to consider the amount of dust that would show on the top. True story. Sometimes, design is more about practicality than pretty.
Since painting the top was a no-go, my second thought was to simply leave the top white and paint the rest.
But then I started to see a trend in the pieces I was drawn to in my research. Can you see the trend? (Click the affiliate image for source.)
And so, I decided to try to recreate the pieces I was loving by only painting the doors and drawers!
Custom Paint Mix
One of the ways I save money when doing projects is to create my own custom paint colors from leftover paint. I grabbed two of my favorites, Blackboard and Shiplap, and mixed them together to get this creamy black.
This was truly the simplest update! It cost me $0 and it looks like I have a brand new modern farmhouse buffet.
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So, what piece do you have that could use a simple makeover? Sanding pieces down is also an affordable way to give them new life and add warmth to a room.
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