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How To Add Color to Your Hutch

How To Add Color to Your Hutch

Decorating & Remodel, Furniture, Tutorials
Colors and style change fast these days.  But I admit I love color, so I really wanted to find a way to add color to my hutch without painting the whole thing a trendy color.  I am not opposed to trendy colors, in fact I kind of like them.  But when it takes hours/days to paint something it doesn’t make much sense to paint it a color I am going to hate in a few years.
For this hutch I stuck with a nice soft cream latex for the body of the hutch.  
I added my color by removing the old back panel and replacing it with a new one. 
Here is how I did it:
First I popped the old back out.  I was careful to not destroy the old back so I could use is as a pattern for the new back.   
Next I cut my bead board down to size-You can buy 8’x4′ sheets of bead board at Home Depot for around $20
After the bead board was cut down to size I painted the entire back with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Duck Egg.  It took me 2 coats of paint.
Once the paint dried I used my staple gun to attach my new back in place.  
Now my white dishes have an awesome backdrop that really makes them pop!
And the best part?  When I am sick of this color I can easily pop that back out and repaint it!
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  1. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods
    February 10, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Isn't it so much fun to add color to your hutch without completely repainting it? Love this simple project! Pinning to share!

    I'd love for you to share this project at The DIY Collective party that I co-host. My readers would love it! The party goes live each Thursday at 6am EST.

  2. malia
    February 11, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Absolutely lovely and I am with you on the color– great choice! Pinned!

    • Barbara Underwood
      June 20, 2016 at 12:01 am

      My China hutch is an antique, so I will not paint it. However, I would like to give it some new life. I am thinking of inserting panels of fabric in back of each shelf. Would be attached to sturdy fiber board. I just need to decide on color. I think I once saw this in a magazine. Have you seen this type of project?

  3. Kristy
    October 19, 2017 at 6:49 am

    What color is the creamy that’s on the outside of the hutch?

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