Makeover In Progress: Furniture Transformations

Makeover In Progress: Furniture Transformations

So you’ve seen Faye and Jason’s striped wall in the family room I’ve designed for them…now some of their furniture has been made over as well.  And it’s a good thing these pieces are finally done too, because the anticipation of seeing them made over in all their glory was seriously keeping me awake nights.  That’s how excited I was about it.

My name is Robin, and I’m a design dork.

But seriously, how could I sleep knowing these cane chairs were going to go from this:

BEFORE

BEFORE

…to this?

chair_makeover

AFTER

Everything started with this amazing fabric I fell in love with.  Painting the wood and cane frame a teal color gave these chairs the sophisticated funkiness Faye and Jason were going for.

And get a load of their dining furniture redo:

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

I had the upholsterer fill in all of the chair backs so we could get this great graphic punch with the fabric, and gave the wood a black lacquer finish for a modern zing.  The dining table got a makeover as well, with a refinished natural top and black lacquer skirt and legs.

I love these projects that allow me to redo existing furniture for a client.  Reusing existing furniture is great for the environment and since these pieces were passed down through the family, there’s also a sentimental quality that I’m always a sucker for.  It’s an excellent way to create a customized space and it taps into my drug of choice: a good transformation.  All of these pieces originally belonged to Jason’s grandmother.  Now they belong to Faye and Jason.

3 Comments

  1. Matt Locke January 29, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Those are stunning! I would NOT have seen the potential in those chairs. You made them so gorgeous!

  2. Karen January 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Oh gosh, they’re awesome. I want. I want everything you make, though!

  3. Neesha January 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Amazing!!

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