Refinish/update 1980's dining room furniture?
I have a 1980's Thomasville dining room set - you know the medium colored fruit ood - china hutch - buffet - gold finish hardware. With my new home I would like something alittle more modern. But, since my parents bought this set for me I don't think I have the "heart" to get rid of it.
A few years ago, I had the caneing removed and fabric put on. The fabric is still like new. A pretty purple w/torquise accents. It's not a 1980's fabric - it looks nicer. Very traditional fabric
I havent' been using the top part of the hutch - it's in storage. I really like the set better w/o it.
Is it worth getting the set refinished/painted black or a deep brown and putting on more modern hardware? Would that give it a more transitional look?
If anyone has done that - can you share some photo's?