My husband has had this hutch for 20 years. It seemed to be making the side of the room it was in dark. Or maybe I was just sick of it. I decided to give it an update.
I rough sanded it.
Painted it Behr paints Bleached Linen.
I sanded the top down.
Stained with a walnut stain.
Still not my favorite piece, but it was fun doing it and now the room is much lighter.