Circle C homeowners Faye and Jason found themselves flush with antiques passed down from Jason’s grandmother, but the style of Grandma’s furniture didn’t exactly suit their modern tastes.
First of all, a big thank you to Faye and Jason, who were so completely open to our bold ideas about what to do with their family treasures! Our first task was to reupholster the dining chairs, and rather than follow the original design, we decided to upholster all of the seat backs instead of just the armchairs. Now all of the dining chairs have a consistent look, and the trellis patterned fabrics we selected look fresh and modern. Painting the chair frames with black lacquer modernizes the chairs even more.
The seats and inside seat backs are upholstered in a mostly black print–a lifesaver in terms of stain prevention for this couple with a young daughter. The backs of the chairs are upholstered in a reverse print, for a little modern flair.
As for the dining table, we had the top restored to its original, rich walnut and painted the apron front and the legs black lacquer to match the chairs. The result is stunning!
On to the buffet, where Faye and Jason really grant us some trust! We had the cabinet painted a beautiful shade of eggplant purple, and since we couldn’t find replacement hardware to fit the curved drawer fronts, we had the originals chromed for an updated look.
A crystal chandelier with modern drum shade completes this dining room makeover.
Photos by Suzi Q. Varin / Q Weddings.