We are continuing to make our way around the kitchen and see the tweaks that have just been completed. From the get-go, I wasn’t a fan of the buffet that we put in the eating area of our kitchen during the major remodel we did four years ago. Frankly, it just looked too granny to me. I could never get it accessorized the right way, and it just seemed to loom over us when we ate. I decided that the best decision would be converting the hutch into a buffet.
It was an simple fix, actually. I guess that’s easy for me to say since carpenter Greg did all of the work. I asked him to remove some upper cabinets in our pantry and to replace them with the hutch top.
Then he made some repairs to the drywall, sanded it down, painted it, and it was all finished. This is what it looked like before.
As soon as I saw the cabinet without the hutch top, I knew it was the right decision. Like many of us, I asked myself what took me so long to make that decision. I know the answer, though. That hutch top was an investment, and I just felt I was wasting money to move it. However, now that it is in the pantry, it looks so much better, and the pantry looks so much better. You will be seeing it soon.
Back in the winter I mentioned here on the blog that I bought a mirror on a random stop at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Kitchen designer Debra Hupman suggested that I paint it the same gray as our peninsula. That’s after I had already painted it three other colors that just weren’t working. The mirror weighs a ton and cost me only $35.00. We might have hung it a little too low, but I’m fine with it for the time being.
These lamps that I made from demi-johns in wooden crates were in the great room. Debra and I decided they would work on this buffet. The wood goes perfectly with the old wood used on the new shelves. I do plan to paint the shades a lighter color. They were custom-made for these lamps, but Jordan suggested they might look better if they were lightened.
This buffet will be loads of fun to change up with the seasons. Right now I just have a huge mirror tray on it topped with a maiden hair fern.
There’s tons of texture with the Cararra marble, wood on the lamps copper pots and pans, mirror, and chrome. It really adds to the look, and I love it!
Thank you all for stopping in. If you like what I did to the hutch/now buffet, please pin it to your boards and share it around. By the way, our big announcement has to wait a few more days. Some of the details are being finalized.
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