This is my buffet to start. You can see it has been beat up a little. This piece would have been lovely if I had left it its natural wood color, but I really had it in mind to make it a little more contemporary.
This is another view. Don't judge me by my junky garage. There are a lot of future projects sitting around.
I removed the hardware, sanded the piece down, and added two coats of aqua paint. Once it dried, I roughed up the edges by sanding them. This gives the buffet a slightly distressed look, which is perfect for our household. Now when someone hits it with a baseball bat or scratches it in a move, I won't be disappointed!
Here is the finished project in my kitchen.
Here's another view. I am pretty pleased with the result, and the drawer will hide all my random paperwork.