I absolutely love this buffet table.
Beside the fact that it is really pretty and functional, the top is a piece of reclaimed wood that my dad held on to for years. He rescued it from the trash at his job. ( I come from a long line of dumpster divers.) The base was a solid wood dining table I scored for $20.00 one blistering summer day. You can read all about how we turned it into a buffet table HERE
Even though I love it as it is, I have been looking for a hutch for the top of the buffet in order to display my milk glass collection.
This is the inspiration piece I found on Pinterest. I like the wood back and the painted hutch.
While out and about in Huntsville, Texas I spotted a dresser top mirror thingy that had barley twist sides, a mirror in the center, shelves on the sides of the mirror and drawers at the bottom. It was in the back of a thirft store jammed against the wall. I love those type of items because you know that they are not something the store knows what to do with. That means they will deal with you. I got this one for $20.00. Not bad for a solid oak piece of furniture.
The style was nothing like the base table I was planning to use, but the size was good and it was solid, and I kind of like that put together look. The twists were a tone that would work with the wood top of the buffet so I knew it would work.
I apologize in advance but as soon as we got home and before I could go fetch the camera, Mr. Math was ripping out the mirror and shelves. Who am I to stop progress? I snapped a few shots with my phone before it was totally destroyed. The photo above shows it laying on the side but you can see the curved shelves, the spindles, and where the mirror was if you use your imagination.
By the time I got the camera out this is what I got a picture of:
The electrical cord you see is for a light located in the top of the hutch. I decided to keep it for now because I think this winter I will get out my village pieces and I think it will look pretty with a light.
I did not have my camera all weekend so I apologize in advance for the phone shots, but this is what I have to show. The first thing I did after Hubby finished gutting the mirror, moldings and shelves was to use a lot of wood filler to fill in the holes left behind. I painted the frame Behr Jungle Trail and did my best to match the stain of the spindles with the attached beadboard. Here is a hint with matching stain. You can mix stains to get a color you want but always stick with the same brand of stain when mixing. I personally buy Minwax stains. Not because I think they are superior but because they are readily available if I run out. ( I do run out in the middle of a project. A. Lot.)
You can see in these shots that I did not have the interior board stained. It is done now.
The hutch came with only three knobs but I
keep hoard hardware and had four brass knobs. A quick spray with flat espresso spray paint gave me the look I wanted. I honestly wanted the beadboard to run vertically but I just could not justify two sheets of beadboard to get what I wanted. I think the horizontal look is growing on me already.
After moving furniture around at my house I was able to get the piece where I wanted it. It makes me happy to see some of my milk glass out on display.
Here is the piece in place. Let me tell you now that I will be re-taking the photos. The crooked candle on the table is driving me crazy. ( Try to ignore it now that I pointed it out.) It was 5:30 am when I took the shots so the overhead light was on and created a glare. The windows will be hung beside the hutch and the lighting will be better but I did want you all to see that I made a tiny bit of progress this week.
I really like how the dark wood and the white glass contrast.
I have the light on the picture above. I think it is going to work well as a display.
A new space to change out seasonally.
I hope everyone had a a wonderful week and that you are getting to enjoy some fall weather.
Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate each of you.
5 thoughts on “Buffet Hutch”
I love this hutch! You have an eye for seeing things others would not see. I wouldn’t have even thought of this as a hutch if I saw it in the store. Personally, I think I prefer the beadboard running WITH the shelves (horizontally), as you ended up using it. It flows nicely.
Beautiful work, yet again!
Thank you, Jennifer. I think I like the beadboard hung horizontally, too.