My mission lately is to "use up" the supplies we have to "finish up" all those "I was gonna..." projects. One lovely afternoon, this not-so-lovely buffet followed me home. It had been in my parents' garage for "a few" years.
Almost all of the veneer was coming off but the dors and drawers all worked & I loved the trim detail on the sides and bottom. Besides, paint can fix anything, right?
I began by chipping away at the veneer. (This was before I learned what wood glue and well-placed clamps could do for peeling veneer.) Trust me, you WILL want a pot-holder and a chisel T-H-I-S big :).
Cut a hole in the back for cords: You can see how ripply the back is here ...
I'm thinking a grosgrain ribbon trim around the inside of the doors will finish them off nicely - as one stays open while the TV is on.
My dad helped me polish the hardware (my other favorite detail!), then I added a little white paint detail, some Minwax Rub-On Poly and called it "done"!