We have had this hutch for about 5 years in this location off of the dining area and I finally convinced Mr. Sensible that it should be painted. Only took a year or so ;)
I painted it with one coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in White and I must add that I used a chip brush to do the painting. I have previously used a regular paint brush and have found (just like Annie Sloan instructions tell you, the chip brush works just as well and doesn't waste nearly as much paint.) I then sanded it off. SO pleased with the way it turned out.
I thought that some of the wood showing through would be a good idea so I didn't paint the top of the chest or the tongue and groove in the back.
It was a rather rough sawn piece so when it was sanded we got some nice textures.
I am now in the process of finding some Ironstone platters and dishes to fill it up ala Miss Mustard Seed.