To make my dining buffet with hutch, all I need to do was to apply a simple coat of flat black paint to make it match my dining room furniture. I painted the inside of the glass cabinet too.
Then I nailed on a birch backing, cut to size, to fill the cavity between the lower cabinet and upper glass cabinet. I painted the birch backing board in the same colour as well.
It looks fabulous and is a great fit in my dining room.
~ by Jeff
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