Well I got sick of it. So I painted it.
And it took 10x longer than I thought it would. And I wanted to punch myself.
Here is what is looked like before I did anything to it (minus the doors, which we took off to move it).
I thought, "A white hutch with exposed shelving would look really good against a grey wall." So 2 weeks ago I painted my dining room walls grey (Sea Haze by Benjamin Moore). Then the hutch white (Simply White by Benjamin Moore) and kept the exposed shelving unpainted.
It was really just a flurry of impulsive decisions. And Trent probably wanted to punch me.
I went for a vintage industrial look. I bought paint, beadboard (for the back), 2 cabinet handles and thick weave baskets (from TJ Maxx). Everything else I have had for a while and crammed onto the shelves.
before and after:
I still have plans to stain the shelves and drawer a deep walnut, but the sealant is SO GOOD on this thing that it would probably require me to strip it to restain. Not ideal!
For now, I am happy with it :-) Hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!