THE BIG JOB - buffet and hutch

Holey plate rail Batman, this hutch has 3 levels with a rail on each.
Doing large pieces like this are not very common for me,
I just don't have the space or back to pull it off.
I had my challenges starting this project 3 days before overhauling our bedroom living space.
It was solid, had a lot I could work with and could be used in so many different ways.
I could have just finished the bottom and used the top for parts but I liked the look of these
pieces together and knew together they would make an amazing show stopping statement.
The two pieces are painted in pure white, then I hand applied clear and dark wax
to the exterior to give it a antique white finish.
The interior was finished in clear wax leaving a cleaner bright finish.
The secret to getting the interior of cabinets painted well and waxed is to take the back panels off.
It is much easier to get into all the corners with both the paint and waxes,
and you can finish the back panels much nicer when laying down on a flat surface.

 I removed the 2 middle doors and added a scalloped trim to the top frame.

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  1. Wow.. what a difference, so nice. Great Job...

  2. That is a beautiful piece. It has never occurred to me to take the back of a piece off to make it easier to do the inside, duh!!!! No, I am stretching, reaching, trying to squeeze my hand and arm where they need to go, get the right angle, etc. Never, ever, had the simple thought to take the back off! Thanks for the tip.

  3. it was huge but it looks BEAUTIFUL!!! just lovely!

  4. So beautiful. I hope that when we get around to remodeling our kitchen you will have one like that available. (Long time from now, though)
    Well done.

  5. It looks so much better! What a fabulous transformation!

  6. One work......Beautiful!!!

  7. You have been busy. That is a beast of a piece of furniture to have to move, did it have anything to do with the reason your back went out?


  8. lt's been wonderful to read your posts and see all your amazing transformations. The buffet looks fantastic.

  9. Wow - this is similar to the one I did!!! Beautiful job Kristi, as always :)

  10. It turned out beautifully. I have a black hutch I'm thinking about repainting white, but it was so much work to get it black in the first place, I'm like, "What are you thinking!?!" I just love your white one!

  11. GAH!! I just found your site and I am in LOVE!!!!!




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