Update an Ethan Allen Hutch

I know we've talked about it before, whether to paint a nice solid wood furniture piece, especially when it's been a part of your family history. In this case it wasn't - so there was no dilemma, I jumped right in to update this beautiful hutch. It was in near perfect condition. Almost wish it was a bit beaten up so I wouldn’t feel guilty at all lol!
This hutch was in great shape, but needed a little updating.
We painted the outside with Benjamin Moore’s color Topeka Taupe. If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post at FunCycled.com.
When we modernized this hutch it was Spring, so I wanted to do a bright pop of color! But, who doesn’t love color all year long?
I love enhancing the back of hutches with fabric, wallpaper or a stenciled design. It can add another chic pattern to the room.

The inside fabric and knobs are from Hobby Lobby.
Isn't she lovely?
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