Chrysnbon kitchen hutch to desk

by brae  

In the large group of magazines gifted to me recently, there are numerous articles on how to make more from a kit than what is presented in the instructions.  I've modified kits before, but some of these are truly remarkable and have opened my eyes to even greater possibilities.

I bought this Chrysnbon kitchen hutch kit at the 3 Blind Mice show from KMWohrstein since I had just discovered a modification perfect for an old post office.

In the November 2000 issue of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine, there are instructions for converting this hutch into a desk (and a shelving unit if you want to use all of the pieces).  I think the vintage style is perfect.

I've sorted the parts and have a nice bunch left over for my stash.  I don't know that I'll make the wall cabinet from the spare parts, but you never know.  It might make a nice addition to the post office.

I'll need to be on the lookout for a Chrysnbon chair to complete the set.  I'm thinking the Victorian or Cane Seat version would work well.

7 comments

Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
Great desk!
05/10/19 @ 03:20
Comment from: ann [Visitor]
This project is going to be interesting. I've got one Chrysnbon kit, a Victorian china hutch with round glass front. So, I'll learn from you how work with the kit.
05/10/19 @ 04:17
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Oh this is exciting! I really love how the finished desk looks. Reminds me of some of the teachers desks at my grade school
05/10/19 @ 13:44
Comment from: Marijke Rolink [Visitor]
Wow what a great change a love the desk!!! A lot of the desks that you can buy has a heavy base that I don't like... Your desk with those fine legs that it for me! Thank you for your great idea! have a nice day, groetjes van Marijke
05/10/19 @ 15:17
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
I actually prefer it as a desk :D
05/11/19 @ 20:28
Comment from: betsy rogers [Visitor]
Hi Brae! This looks interesting! I will be watching closely! I have a couple of their kits... but have yet to assemble one... not being at all experienced with plastic models! I don't know which glues to use or how to cut pieces etc! So much to learn! Thank you as always for sharing your expertise! :):)
05/12/19 @ 13:52
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>

I have the china cabinet as well. I saw someone do an amazing job with that, so I was hooked. :yes:

Plastic kits can be daunting, but with practice they are an inexpensive alternative to pricier furnishings and they have excellent detailing.
05/17/19 @ 02:21


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