Can I modernize this?
Amanda Teodecki
September 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My grandmother's drum table. How can I modernize it? Is it even possible?
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0825sam
You could paint it black or a bold color and change the hardware. Here is a link to one of many before and afters on design sponge which is a great blog (and their coffee table book is full of old furniture that has been painted and updated) http://www.designsponge.com/2012/03/before-after-refinished-dresser-card-catalog.html
September 12, 2013 at 11:59am        Thanked by Amanda Teodecki
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abbyjean
As suggested.....oh, my.......a little paint and new hardware and people will be drooling over this!!!
September 12, 2013 at 12:04pm        Thanked by Amanda Teodecki
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lefty47
HI -- Nice little French provincial style table . Well you can't really modernize it -- but you can up date it or make it different . Painting it a satin sheen color or you could use a high gloss finish -depending on the color you choose . Then you could have a piece of marble for the top -check in the stone shops for off cuts or remnants. Or have some mirror cut for the top .Change the handles for something more modern like chrome or glass . You could line the openings with a wallpaper or fabric or mirror or see if you can find little baskets that will fit . Or have a cabinet maker put doors on . Just pick a color . You could also see to have it spray painted . See how much it would be to have a car body shop paint it for you in a auto color ,like something pearlized . Or find an artist to hand paint it for you or try yourself .
September 12, 2013 at 12:21pm        Thanked by Amanda Teodecki
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Nicole Svor Howard
Paint it black or if you have a place for something colorful... Maybe yellow or red? But I would keep the hardware. It's whimsical
September 12, 2013 at 12:37pm   
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Pamela DeCuir Interior Designs
I have a similar table and have been mulling over a way to dress it up. Love the suggestions above.
September 12, 2013 at 12:45pm   
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