Asked on Feb 6, 2013
Refurbishing 1960's Danish Modern Dining Room Set
Any advice or suggestions for 'updating'/refurbishing a 1960's Danish Modern Dining Room Set - not sure of what type of wood, though it's darkish with a slight red tint? The table has 2 removable leaves as well as 2 dropdowns (it slides together without leaves and with dropdowns lowered to make a nice side table) but when fully extended can seat 8 comfortably; There is 1 'arm' chair and 5 side chairs - the seats are padded and can be recovered easily (my mom recovered them several times) and the 'scoop-type' horizontal backs are a laquered black. Also in the set are a china cabinet (unfortunately has solid wood shelves up top and is unlighted) and a buffet cabinet. I love the nice, clean lines but they seem/feel a bit 'dated' and a bit too dark in color. I'm a DIY kind of person and open to any suggestions/advice. (Excuse my mess in attached pictures!) Thanks!