Wednesday

Yellow Bamboo Hutch

If you follow me on instagram (dwellingsbydevore) you saw a little peek at this bamboo hutch I picked up from Craigslist for a steal.  I've been really drawn to bamboo furniture lately and although it's a trendy thing right now, I feel like it's a classic that I'll love for a long time.  


(this is the listing photo)

It's going to go in the office where the black hutch currently is.  I know what you're thinking.  Didn't you just give that hutch a makeover?  Yes, but this bamboo piece is just what I was looking for and I think I'll be able to sell the other one on Craigslist for at least what I bought this one for.  It's served us well while we've had it, but it's time for a change.

Here's the dilemma.  What color do I paint the new hutch?  I feel like faux bamboo furniture looks awesome when it's painted a bright bold color.  Here's a picture of the other side of the office.  It will go on the opposite wall.


Somehow yellow has been creeping into my rooms lately as an accent color.  I've never really thought of yellow as my favorite color and I was actually kind of tired of it after having it in our Old Master Bedroom for so long.  But then I find myself being drawn to it in our new home.  So, I'm thinking of maybe painting it yellow.  I don't want it to look tacky or ridiculous so picking the right shade will be crucial.  I'm thinking I will probably keep the inside white to keep it from feeling too overwhelming.  My husband thinks I should go more neutral in case I change my mind, but I'm so torn.  It's been sitting in our garage way too long so it's time or me to make a decision!  

I'm thinking something along the lines of this.







I'm also thinking about painting the top half of the room black or maybe doing grasscloth.  There is crown molding around the ceiling and the lower half has molding as well and is painted white.  This space is really open to the rest of the downstairs (no doors or anything) so I have to keep in mind how it will flow with the rest of the downstairs.

So what do you think?  Am I totally crazy for wanting to paint it yellow or can you see the vision for it?        Do you have a suggestion for the *perfect* shade of yellow?  I guess if it doesn't work out I'm only out the cost of a quart of paint so I think I might just go for it.

26 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh i agree with Julia, it is a great piece and I love using a bright color. Go for it, you can always paint it again if you don't like it.

Bethany DeVore said...

Go for the color! Especially if you keep the inside white, it will always be easy to repaint later if you want to. A graphic print on the back panel would look amazing too! I always think "bumblebee" if there's too much yellow and black together, but I know whatever you end up doing will look amazing.

Bethany DeVore said...

I love that piece! Bamboo is so cool and classic.

Bethany DeVore said...

i think any bold bright color would look amazing! what a find!

Bethany DeVore said...

Absolutely LOVE the idea of yellow and that fab piece!!

Bethany DeVore said...

I'm loving this bright yellow idea! Yellow is hard but I think you're on the right track. Pastel yellow kind of reads 'baby's room', but that strong yellow color on your boxes in your office is perfect. If it were mine I'd probably paint it cherry red, but that's obviously not gonna work for your space. ;) Gorgeous piece...

Bethany DeVore said...

I'd stay with yellow and white, as it would bring balance to have yellow sprinkled throughout the room. I would also add some small touches of gold to the hutch (perhaps on the bamboo panel edging and a modern design over the willow branches?) so that it would echo the other furniture pieces in the room. Enjoy your hutch and the creative juices it summons!

Bethany DeVore said...

So excited, can't wait to see it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Swoon! I have wanted to run into one of those one of these days so I could snatch it up! What a find!

Bethany DeVore said...

I heart bamboo furniture so hard! Can't wait to see what you do with it, I know it will be fabulous.

Stephanie @ http://www.thestyledsoul.com

Bethany DeVore said...

I’m no help because that piece could be painted black and lined with the grasscloth, or yellow painted black inside, really lots of options but I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and no one can work the color yellow like you do! Can’t wait to see it!

Bethany DeVore said...

That's what I'm thinking, I think I'm going to just go for it! Maybe add a little leopard to the back, who knows? I've always loved your bold green hutch!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you Laurie, you're so sweet to say that. I feel like yellow can be tricky to get right, but I think I'm going to just go for it and tweak it if I need to. I guess you never know sometimes unless you take a little bit of a risk!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Stephanie! I know, me too! I have always loved the way it looks and was thrilled to come across a piece for myself.

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Kristin! I've been looking for something like this for forever, Craigslist for the win!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Vel! Hopefully it turns out the way I have it pictured in my head :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Great point and I agree! Love the idea of adding gold, I'm definitely going to use gold hardware, but a few other touches would be nice too. Thanks for your input!

Bethany DeVore said...

I agree, it's a tricky color to get right. I think that's what has me worried. I was actually thinking about just having the lids to the boxes color matched since I think that might be the right shade. In the right spot, cherry red would be stunning!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Pam, I think I'm going to go for it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Cassie, I feel like it deserves a bold dose of color. I think I'm going to go with the yellow. Now if I could just get the weather to warm up so I can get started, brrrr :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Sarah! I think so too!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Marty! That's what I'm thinking too, thankfully paint is fairly easy to change up. I think I'll always wonder if I don't just go for it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Julia, I think I will just go for it!

Bethany DeVore said...

I think yellow would look great!

Bethany DeVore said...

I love that hutch! And I am such a fan of bold yellows! I'm no help when it comes to a paint name suggestion, but my favorite yellow ever is the shade on these thrifted lamps in my living room: http://www.thegatheredhome.com/2014/05/thrift-score-thursday-week-17.html. I love a sunflower yellow with a little warmth to it! I think if you do paint it yellow it will be stunning in your office! (And leopard print?! Amazing!)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Brynne! Love those lamps, that is definitely a great yellow!

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