While the oak frame was sturdy, the top, back and bottom plywood pieces all were rotted and needed to be replaced. For the top, bottom and lower back I used scrap plywood...measure, cut and attach with screws. The second job was to fix the crown molding on the top. Both corners had separated. Wood glue and a furniture vice remedied this problem.
Art Deco Coffee Hutch
At a garage sale there was this small hutch just calling my name. I answered and took it home to try my hand at making a coffee station out of it.
I used soapy water to clean the piece that had not been cleaned in 30 years. Once clean, I lightly sanded to help the paint adhere. I painted the inside and outside with an off white satin enamel. I also removed the drawer and doors and painted those with two coats. The knobs were so cool I left them a natural wood.
The next job was to assemble and cut 6 pieces of vintage tongue and groove wood to fit the back. Once cut, fitted and sanded I applied several coats of semigloss polyurethane. Then the 6 pieces of wood were attached to the back using screws.
To light the upper cabinet a hole was drilled through the top and vintage look wire and bulb were hung.
Using one of the cabinets’ shelves, I added a space to store cups. I simply put wood supports on both sides, nailed them on, and laid the shelf directly on them.
I replaced the glass with chicken wire attaching it with a staple gun. This gave the cabinet a farmhouse look. The last steps was to drill a hole for the plug and attach a “Coffee” sign from Hobby Lobby to complete the look.
The finished coffee station is now open for business. I had fun completing this cute Art Deco Coffee Hutch and it makes the coffee taste even better.