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Transforming Vintage Hutch into Dream Espresso Bar

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Kara, known as @karamcswain on TikTok, transformed a vintage hutch from a secondhand shop into her dream espresso bar.

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The vintage wooden hutch was discovered on Facebook Marketplace and was seen as a valuable find by Kara.

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The hutch consisted of two parts: a bottom section with a plastic top and a detachable upper section.

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The plastic top of the hutch can be easily slid in and out, making it convenient for serving purposes.

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The top part of the hutch features an arched open section, which Kara used to display her coffee appliances, such as the espresso machine and hot water kettle.

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To enhance the hutch's appearance, Kara initiated the renovation process by cleaning the entire piece to determine its finish

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Kara shared a useful trick: She applied a touch of mineral spirits on a Q-tip to identify the type of finish – shellac, wax, or basic wood.

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Since the piece didn't react to the mineral spirits, Kara opted to clean and condition the hutch by using a diluted oil-based cleaner.

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After thorough cleaning, Kara added a fresh coat of paint to the inside of the cabinets, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the espresso bar.

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Kara's future plans involve introducing green elements to the hutch, promising an exciting upcoming project.

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