I can’t say it was very easy. But easy enough if you have a hammer and some tools. Be sure to wear safety goggles too!
Get a china cabinet. This one was really cute but it wasn’t selling in the shop so I thought I could at least make it into a usable display space by taking off the front.
I wanted it to look like a rustic farmhouse plate hutch. Something Joanna Gaines would use in a dining area or kitchen.
I removed all the glass doors first. I then basically took a chisel and a hammer and took off the rest of the wood fronts. This did leave a bit of a divet where they were attached but I sanded it down and filled it with wood filler, sanded again, before painting. Paint the whole piece. For this piece I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old White finished with a coat of wax.
I pried off the back piece of plywood with a screwdriver. I bought regular fence boards from Orchard, stained them with a mix of Annie Sloan Dark Wax and Mineral Spirits (50/50), trimmed them to size and attached with my finish nailer. You could also use a hammer and small finish nails to attach if you don’t have a finish nailer.
This isnt going to come out perfect but I believe a farm hutch should have its imperfections. Character people!
Make sure you wear safety goggles too.
Happy to report this piece sold within a week!