I had already removed all the doors and started prepping it before I remembered to take a before shot.
I thought about the size of it, and who would potentially purchase it, and what they would use it for.
As my main sales channel is market stalls, transporting a piece of this size is tricky, as is displaying it safely on grass at a market.
My decision was made (only after I had prepped and primed it though. Oops!) This hutch dresser was going to become a sideboard. Lighter, easier and safer to transport and display, and a much more multifunctional piece of furniture that would fit in many more homes than a large 3 door hutch dresser.
I kept it simple with a lovely off white, sealed with wax.
I painted the interior with a water based semi gloss enamel.
I used the original handles, I thought they suited it quite well.