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July 22, 2012
I've decided to use a professional decorator in the move to a smaller home. one of the things she is recommending is painting our large (70") oak hutch. Since the hutch is a treasured piece and in beautiful shape (stained and newly made in 2003) my husband is reluctant. It will cost $400 dollars to have it professionally painted the recommended Dover White and then be used to display colorful pieces in the upper glassed in shelved and lit area and dishes etc below. We are not sure we want to take this step with this piece but do admit we really like everything else she has suggested. We're concerned painting it would be a temporary look and the hutch has no "need" to be painted and it would simply be a decorative move. The house is too small to move it to a traditional total dining area where we had had it in our former house. We now have white woodwork and I don't doubt it would look great but are there any other options to make this hutch work? Thanks for your tips! Donna Please note other items in picture are temporary as this was taken when moving things in.