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:
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:
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.