I decided to bash this Michael’s miniature hutch for use in the Linfield Kitchen.
First step was to deconstruct the unit.
With the bottom and top units reduced to shells, I roughed out with pencil how I wanted to rework the shelves.
Starting with the bottom unit, I began constructing the shelves. I constructed the shelves outside of the unit to allow for easier painting. I used balsa board for the new shelves.
I decided not to use the center door and leave the center shelves open. I covered the two side doors with corrugated scrapbook paper after having removed the wooden knobs. I dry fitted all the components one last time before painting.
I primed and painted all the bottom pieces. I used a butter yellow on the shell, white for the shelves and door trim, and a soft green for the door panels. It left it looking rather bright and baby nursery-ish so I used a dark brown paint and dry brushed the entire piece to antique it.
Next I moved to the top unit. I began constructing the shelving bits. Once everything was cut and dry fitted, I painted all the pieces.
I added plexi to the back of the doors and I covered the inside of the hutch with a print fabric.
I then began attaching all the shelves.
Once all the assembly was complete, I added glass beads for knobs and tiny jewelry findings as faux hinges. Lastly, I began filling it with all my kitchen miniatures.
I can’t wait to place this in the Linfield kitchen!