One of the big items we got from my parents as part of their downsizing is an antique dining set. I was happy to get it since the white table and chairs we had in our old dining room have gone into the eat-in area of the kitchen and we needed something in the space. It’s a very lovely set but very traditional so I have been trying to think of different ideas for updating it.
One look I’ve always liked is white painted chairs with dark wooden tables. These are some examples I’ve found.
Our chairs are not these styles, but you get the idea.
(And look at all the gold frames – this could have been part of Monday’s post . . . )
Being obsessed with white, my first thought was white paint for the wood but then I saw this image and it made me think that gray may be nice:
I had the walls painted a very soft, light gray (something between the curtains in this room and the walls outside) so I think gray chairs could work really well. But then again, that might be too matchy-matchy so I will probably just go with white.
Of course all this is if I can get up the nerve to paint these beautiful old chairs. (My mom is going to be horrified!) I just feel bad about painting antique wood furniture. I would probably have less of a problem if they weren’t family pieces. But for the sake of aesthetics, I think I can get over it(!) Does anyone else feel guilty about painting antiques?