You may remember this desk and hutch. I’ve already shown it to you in the post Recent Finds Leann’s Curb Finds, and then I showed you the details of how I cut it down to size in the post DIY Desk/Hutch Modification .
- Top left—on the curb.
- Top right—cutting the desk with my sawzall.
- Bottom left—if you look closely you’ll see that it’s cut all the way around the perimeter.
- Bottom right—the new smaller version of the desk with shelves also cut down to size.
Although this made a great desk, I wanted to change it into a kitchen hutch buffet so that it was still very useful and functional, but took up less room.
After cutting it, the weather turned cold, and it had to wait until I had a window of opportunity to work on it.
During a warm(ish) day in January, I mixed up some DIY chalk paint with Plaster of Paris to use as a primer. The color is Polished Pearl.
I brushed on a quick, light coat of the diy chalk paint over the entire piece.
I loved it so much better even though the color was barely different. Having the fresh paint on it really changed the look so much.
A day or so later, I did another coat of diy chalk paint, but this time it was warmer so I broke out my HomeRight Finish Max .
After the paint dried I did a light coat of Minwax Polycrylic instead of using wax.
Here’s the desk with some added shelves, and the hutch “as is”. I didn’t do anything to the hutch—no modifications—just paint.
I added knobs from D.Lawless Hardware. I think this kitchen hutch buffet is the perfect solution for a busy family.
I haven’t attached the top to the bottom yet, but I’ll probably use the same hardware that was on it originally.
Even though it’s no longer as deep as it was, there’s still plenty of room for storage.
Cutting furniture up—it’s what I love to do! I have it staged for a kitchen, but I can see this in an office, mudroom, or even a bedroom. Where would YOU put it?
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