This kitchen hutch buffet has been a long time in the making!
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 .
Cutting The Depth From A Desk
- 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.
DIY Chalky Paint Primer
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 .
Seal With Polycrylic
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”. Nothing was done to the hutch—no modifications—just paint.
Stack Hutch on Top of Desk
I added knobs from D.Lawless Hardware. I think this kitchen hutch buffet is the perfect solution for a busy family.
The top hasn't been attached 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.
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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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Give the lady a saw and see what she can turn out....Amazing!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Just love this so much Gail! Happy to feature you at our party this morning. Thanks so much for sharing! ... Hope you have an awesome day!
Love the transformation!! Gives me ideas for a old desk in storage!
Love this amazing makeover!! Thanks for sharing at #inspirationmonday I love it when it's warm enough to use my HomeRight sprayers!
You're Sid right? Crazy Evil Sid from Toy Story who takes apart the toys and puts them back together in unusual ways. OK, your ways are better than Sid, and minus the crazy and evil part too. Sid of the Furniture World, yeah that's it.
Love the way it turned out!
This is one of my favorite pieces I have seen you do, love it.
In my living room to the right of my fireplace! There is wasted space crying out for something like this repurposed piece. This would give me much needed storage space for books. I love it!
I really need something just like tis if you want to sell it please let me know. Thanks
Yes, this will be available for local pick up in Louisville KY.
I know I say it every time, but I really think this is my favorite project of yours now! It's beautiful!! You are so creative and talented!!
SO NICE, great vision!
I LUV when furniture is reinvented into a whole BETTER life!
This looks amazing!
love it! would be in the kitchen or the office area!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Wow Gail, you are so clever! Love the way this turned out - cute and so functional!
So awesome Gail, the paint really did make a huge difference. I really want to do this some day, it is such an inspiration!
Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel
That turned out really great Gail. I just went back and read your post on cutting it in half. It looks rather challenging, but I think I might give it a try when I find the right piece, which would probably be a curbside freebie so if I muck it up it wouldn't matter that much. I like shallow storage because everything is visible.
Cutting furniture is my favorite thing to do. I love how it totally changes it up. 🙂 Yep, FREE is the way to go, so you have nothing to lose.
Never really thought about your point of shallow storage, everything being visible.... great point!
Such a cute look!!! Love this project Gail!
such a great idea- i love the added shelves!
As a newbie, I'm interested to know why you so often mix plaster of Paris into your paints? Many thanks!
I love using my DIY chalk paint made with plaster of paris as a primer because it's very flat, adheres well, and there is very little prep, with no sanding. Everything I paint gets a coat of this paint first. It's cheap and easy. I sure hope you try it sometime using my recipe that I link to in the above post.
I'm here if you have any other questions.