Is the china hutch outdated?

Patti kelley
by Patti kelley
I have a china hutch that was purchased about twenty five years ago along with my dining room table At the time I was so proud of it. Now in some of the decor mags they is just the buffet without the top I have been considering removing the upper piece. but what would I do with all my china. Just wondered if a china hutch is old-fashioned.? It's a walnut color.
  9 answers
  • Trixie63 Trixie63 on Oct 26, 2015
    Patti if you still love it, it's in style. I like looking at what is going on in design but think about this, people now bemoan those who painted all that old oak trim in the 1930-40s because they didn't want their mother's house. Trends come and go. If you want to perk it up you could always paint or wallpaper the inside of the hutch or change out knobs.
  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Oct 26, 2015
    I love my china cabinet, as you said where would I display my china, it is your home and if you are happy, don't let other's choices influence you, they are happy with their choices, so should you. If it is time for a change, maybe a buffet along side your dining wall would be the thing for you. If you have wood shelves, maybe glass shelves would dress it up for you and as Trixie63 said, maybe paint the inside. Enjoy your china cabinet as I do mine.
  • Z Z on Oct 26, 2015
    I'm with Trixie in that if you still love it, then use it, though I wouldn't paint it or change the hardware as those are two things that can devalue a piece of furniture. Though if you do want to change the hardware, find some that fit the same holes and save the originals for later. Covering foamcore with fabric or wallpaper behind the shelves would the simplest way to update it without harm. I personally don't listen to anyone that tells me something is out of style. All that is, is someones opinion that wants you to buy something new. The most beautiful homes are usually a mix of old and new, that have evolved over the years.
  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Oct 27, 2015
    if you love it keep it,, there are lots of ideas here for redo to bring it into this century.. depending on the style and your decor I'd start looking something will spark your imagination.. I do hate to see beautiful wood painted, but sometimes replacing the glass and hardware is all it takes.. be sure to keep the original hardware in a safe place.. you may want to switch it back later..
    • Donna Marie Herzwurm Donna Marie Herzwurm on Oct 27, 2015
      I'm young but still Love the wood look, everyone's painting these Gorgeous wood piece's and I think it's a Big Mistake, wood never goes out of style, Colors do! Just my opinion
  • Patti kelley Patti kelley on Oct 27, 2015
    Thanks to everyone who has responded. Its giving me food for thought
  • Marie Alesi Caruana Marie Alesi Caruana on Oct 27, 2015
    I painted my massive black pine hutch white many years ago because it looked like it took up the whole room. Also took off two center glass doors (no character at all) and now use all those beautiful open shelves for my blue spatterware collection. The back was redone using beadboard. If you love your piece, keep it as is or think about what changes you might want to make before even touching it.
  • Patrice Patrice on Oct 27, 2015
    Paint it your favorite colors change the hardware hobby lobby has really pretty hardware for cabinets and drawers then paint your chairs and recover them you will be amazed how beautiful and new everything will look
  • KayLynn KayLynn on Oct 27, 2015
    I love China hutches because they display. All your love trinkets. I chalk painted mine and I still love it. It's amazing what a little paint can do
  • Karen Karen on Oct 27, 2015
    You could use the top and bottom separately. Look what someone on here did with the top part - added legs and wow: