I want to show you the before and after of the maple buffet & hutch I use to showcase Dixie Belle Paint in my new booth at the Lone Star Mercantile in Allen,TX!
This hutch was on Craigslist and while it cost more than I wanted to spend, I was on a deadline. The piece on the bottom was broken and crooked and it needed lots of cleaning, yuk! But it would fit in my car (two trips) and so in it went.
First I removed the doors and hardware off the drawer and started cleaning. White Lightening cleaner does a great job getting rid of grease and general yukiness. Two tablespoons in hot water and a rag and oh, does that rag get dirty! That’s what I hate most about painting furniture! Cleaning it!!
I gave the top a light sanding and then started painting.
Dixie Belle Drop Cloth and Vintage Duck Egg are a perfect combination for the buffet and hutch. They compliment my Rickety Pickets sign and tags I use in my booth.
I applied two coats of Vintage Duck Blue on the outside with Drop Cloth on the interior of the hutch for a bright backdrop. I even painted under every shelf!
The bottom was broken and crooked so I removed it. Instead of replacing it, remember the deadline, I just put it back on, but straight this time! With no plans to sell it I didn’t feel too bad about not making the repairs.
By removing the doors of the hutch I have more visible display space but I don’t keep many items that low because they’re too hard to see! And for me, too hard to stock!
I finished the hutch with a coat of clear wax and called it finished! This detail was one of the reasons I fell in love with this hutch!
I think this hutch is working out great in my booth displaying Dixie Belle Paint, let me know what you think!
Next time I plan to share more pictures of my booth, I hope you’ll come back and see!!
Until next time,