This afternoon I picked up a hutch that I had found on usednananimo earlier this week. It wasn't until my husband was physically loading it into his truck that I realized what a "piece" it was. Not only was it 75% fiberboard, but it had pieces of veneer peeling off. I probably should have walked away at that point, but we had already driven across Nanainmo for it and the seller had it ready for us in his driveway. Oh well. Looks like I have my work cut out for me. My plan is to add some bead board to the back, take out those nasty plastic glass panels and replace them with chicken wire, glue and repair the existing wood and then paint the whole thing "old white". I love the dark stain on the buffet top in my inspiration photo, but unless I rip the fiberboard off and replace it with real wood, that will not be possible. While I am disappointed with the overall condition of this hutch I am hopeful that it is going to be amazing when I am done with it.
I recently finished this hutch for a friend in the Chilcotin and I am happy with how it turned out. She specifically requested the colors and the chicken wire inserts. Painting waxing and installing the chicken wire took WAY longer that I anticipated it would, but I am happy that it is done.