In particular, I am speaking about the hutch in this photo that is painted black. Black being one of my favorite colors (the other favorite is red), this article (and the fond memory of what Tess had done with her hutch) made me run over to my local Home Depot and purchase a gallon of black paint. This is what I did with that black paint:
And this! Some people would probably think it was a crime to paint over wood but when I spoke to my daughters about the possibility of me doing this they said: "You've had that hutch for years. Go for it. After all, it's just paint." So, for no more than $30 I got an entirely different updated look. So, I say "Celebrate!" just like the cover of "House and Home's" December issue states so boldly in lime green text. What have you got to lose? After all "It's only paint!".