Oh…I need a little help with my hutch. I am in painting holding pattern. Do I paint our black hutch? My entire family would say, “no” and my kids would add hashtag suburban mom probs (with an eye roll). Our black hutch looks good against the Revere Pewter walls, but the all black hutch looks lost against a two-story wall. So I decided in order to end the January holding pattern I needed a little inspiration to paint the black hutch. If I found the inspiration I was looking for, our hutch was in for a new year makeover.
Here’s the current state of our black hutch.
Oh and the clock and the miscellaneous Christmas decor on top? I’m working on that too.
Here’s a photo from last year after we painted our dining room and took out this half- wall. Our original plan for our hutch was to relocate it again in order to build a dual sided fireplace between the living room and the family room (behind the wall where the hutch resides).
That is until the first quote to build the two-story fireplace arrived in our inbox with a price north of 55k.
I knew this hutch was as close as I was going to get to a dual sided fireplace.
This hutch has relocated around the main level many times. Dining room, hallway, living room.
It looked nice in the dining room, but we decided it looked better in the living room against the two-story wall (where my dual sided fireplace was supposed to be). Clearly, I’m over that dream.
I turned to Pinterest for a little inspiration and typed
“black hutches before paint.”
The initial search came up with black hutches on Pinterest. The black hutches looked amazing; with all white dishes and greenery. But, the practical side of me doesn’t want to store all of my white plates and bowls in the LIVING ROOM. I mean it’s enough effort to get someone to unload the dishwasher. Can you imagine if a family member had to walk the soup bowls seven yards into another room?
I would forget what I was doing in the living room by the time I got to the hutch.
I briefly considered buying more white plates and accessories.
Inspiration to Paint the Black Hutch
And then I found these ideas on Pinterest with black hutches with painted white interiors. This kitchen shows a row of built-in cabinets, but the white background in the hutch caught my attention.
And, then I saw this black hutch with a white interior. And, I knew this was the direction to go. And, if it looked really bad, I only had to paint the interior back to black. How fun is the library ladder against the black hutch?