Antique Blue Sideboard Buffet

Are you looking to add a pop of color to your dining room or living space? Consider incorporating an antique blue sideboard buffet into your decor! This piece of furniture is not only functional, but also adds character and charm with its unique blue hue.

If you love the look of blue painted furniture, then this is definitely a must-have for your home. An an antique sideboard buffet in this color is sure to make a statement.

photo of Antique Sideboard Buffet before the makeover

An antique blue sideboard buffet is a versatile piece that can be used in various ways. It can function as extra storage for dishes and serving ware in your dining room, or as a statement piece in your living room to hold books and decorative items.

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With its spacious drawers and shelves, you can easily store and organize various items while also adding a touch of style to your space.

And when it comes to decorating with color, blue is a versatile and timeless choice.

It can bring a sense of calmness and sophistication to any room. And when paired with the vintage style of an antique sideboard buffet, you have a winning combination.

So why not add a touch of elegance and color to your home with this stunning piece?

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Supplies Used for Antique Blue Sideboard Buffet

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Once you have all the necessary supplies, it’s time to prepare your sideboard buffet for its new blue paint.

Preparing Sideboard Buffet for Blue Paint

Start by cleaning the buffet with a degreaser to make sure that there is no dirt or grime left on the surface.

This step is important because it will help the paint adhere better and prevent any issues like chipping or peeling in the future.

You can use a product like Krud Kutter to quickly and effectively clean your buffet. If you are a beginner and don’t know how to properly clean the furniture, here’s our how to clean furniture before painting!

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Next, you’ll want to scuff sand your buffet with 220 grit sandpaper, especially if it has any shine or slickness on it.

This will create a slightly rougher surface for the paint to stick to and again, prevent any potential peeling or scratching.

This step should only take a few minutes and will make a huge difference in the longevity of your painted piece. Here’s our sanding before painting furniture post to learn more about the importance of sanding furniture!

Once you’ve sanded, make sure to remove all the dust with a vacuum or tack cloth.

Dust can easily interfere with paint adhesion and cause issues, so it’s important to get rid of as much dust as possible before moving on to the next step.

After that, you can apply a coat of clear shellac to stop stains from coming through paint and guarantee that your paint job looks flawless.

This step is especially important if you’re using chalk paint, as it can be prone to bleed-through. Shellac acts as a great primer, helping the paint adhere even better and giving it an extra layer of protection.

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So don’t skip out on prepping furniture for painting – it may seem tedious at first, but it will save you time and frustration in the long run.

Painting Sideboard Buffet Blue

Now, it’s time to finally paint your sideboard buffet blue! You can use any type of paint for furniture you prefer, but one of our favorites for furniture is chalk paint.

Paint your sideboard buffet with 2-3 coats of blue paint (we mixed 2 parts Jitterbug chalk paint to 1 part Peacoat chalk paint), depending on the coverage you desire.

Make sure to let each coat dry completely before applying the next one. Once you’re happy with the color and coverage, let it dry completely for at least 24 hours.

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Glazing Blue Sideboard Buffet

Glazing is a simple yet effective technique to add character and depth to your furniture piece.

By adding a glaze over your blue painted sideboard buffet, you can create an antique look that adds charm and personality to the piece.

Whether you’re going for a rustic farmhouse style or a more elegant vintage look, glazing can help create the desired effect.

When glazing over chalk paint, it’s important to properly seal it with a water-based polyurethane first. This creates a smooth surface for the glaze to adhere to and prevents it from soaking into the paint too fast.

Here’s our how to glaze over chalk paint tutorial to learn more about the tips and tricks of glazing over chalk paint!

Once your poly has dried, you can start applying your glaze in thin layers and build it up to the level of depth and shadowing you prefer.

Remember to work in small sections and wipe off any excess glaze with a baby wipe or damp cloth.

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After glazing, apply more coats of poly to seal and protect the glaze. This will also give your sideboard buffet a beautiful finished look. Let the poly dry completely before moving on.

Adding Gold Touches

To add a touch of luxury and glam to your antique blue sideboard buffet, try incorporating some gold accents with Rub N Buff.

This easy-to-use product allows you to quickly transform old hardware and details into shiny golden pieces that will elevate the overall look of your furniture.

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Don’t be afraid to get creative with where you apply the Rub N Buff. You can add some gold touches to the edges and details of your sideboard buffet, or even use it on the hinges for a subtle but eye-catching detail.

If you’re working with older hardware that may have lost its shine, Rub N Buff is a great solution to bring it back to life.

The process is simple – just rub it onto the hardware. Check out this blog post about this petite antique dresser update where my friend used Rub N Buff on hardware.

I highly recommend using a glove to avoid getting the product on your fingers, and make sure to clean the hardware before applying for the best results.

An antique blue sideboard buffet is a beautiful and versatile piece of furniture that can add both style and functionality to any room.

With the few simple steps above, you can easily transform an old sideboard buffet into a stunning statement piece with a touch of blue paint, glaze, and gold accents.

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photo of Antique Sideboard Buffet after the makeover

More Before And After Makeovers

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Antique Blue Sideboard Buffet

photo of Antique Sideboard Buffet after the makeover

An antique blue sideboard buffet is a beautiful and versatile piece of furniture that can add both style and functionality to any room.



  1. Begin by thoroughly cleaning the sideboard buffet with a degreaser and scuff sanding it to create a rough surface for the paint to adhere to.
  2. After removing all dust, apply a coat of clear shellac to prevent stains from coming through the paint and guarantee a flawless finish.
  3. Paint 2-3 coats of blue paint onto sideboard buffer with drying time in between.
  4. Create an antique look by glazing over the blue paint, making sure to properly seal it with water-based polyurethane first. Apply glaze in thin layers, wiping off any excess with a baby wipe or cloth, and seal with more coats of water-based polyurethane for added protection.
  5. For a touch of luxury, use Rub N Buff to add gold accents to the edges and hardware of your sideboard buffet.

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Antique Sideboard Buffet before the makeover

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