Good Question: Refinish and Modernize This Vintage Table?

Good Question: Refinish and Modernize This Vintage Table?

Cambria Bold
May 26, 2009

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Corynne needs some advice on how to update and restore this beautiful vintage table set... in a way that's suitable for her eco-aware boyfriend!

Dear Re-nest,

I'm a huge fan of Apartment Therapy... My green-minded boyfriend recently remodeled his apartment with mostly reclaimed materials. We found this very old table and chairs at Housing Works, and while we love the set, they definitely need some work.

Do you have any suggestions for modernizing this sweet tea-set table with leaves and its four matching chairs? (I was inspired by the sweater upholstery seat covers.) We would like to refinish the top wood and repaint/refinish the body of the table and chairs ... not to mention finally completely the project of finishing the apartment!

Thanks so much for considering our dilemma.


Table dimensions:
39" in diameter (without leaves).
Height 29"

Each leaf is (39" x 13") and there are four.

Four chairs

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