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.
Art Deco Coffee Hutch
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.
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.