My parents gave me their lovely oak hutch when I got married. I have really enjoyed it just the way it is for the last four years, but I've decided it is time for a change. Here is the hutch before (I forgot to take a picture before we had taken the top portion off.)
Check out this link for information on how to prep your furniture for painting. With a lot of sanding, taping, painting, and patience, we ended up with a gorgeous black hutch.