Our Bachelor Table Turned Chic

One of the very few pieces of furniture we brought with us to this house was the breakfast table my husband bought while living at his previous residence.  It was a PERFECT bachelor table: dark wood with black leather seats.  However, it wasn’t exactly what I pictured in our home.  But, it worked out because he was very happy with the idea of changing it!

The picture show in the “before” image is one from the internet-we didn’t take a picture of the table while it was at his condo, and we didn’t put the table together in the new house until we had already painted it & reupholstered the seats.  The only picture we have of it from his condo is one the photographer took to showcase the area around the table when it was listed on the market (as seen below).

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Of course, we felt the need to change EVERY aspect of the table.  We decided to change the fabric on the cushions and change the color of the table.  This was actually one of the first projects we did here, but it just took so long to get the finishing touches done!

I reupholstered the cushions using the same steps as I shared in a previous post about our dining rooms chairs (found here).  Again, especially with clean cushions, it’s possible to just staple your new fabric on top of the old fabric.  That saves so much time because you don’t have to remove all of the old staples.  However, since these seats had piping we had to take the old fabric off.  This was a much cleaner process than it was with our dining chair cushions!

We had originally covered all four cushions in the circular print, however, once we brought the chevron fabric for our dining chairs we couldn’t decide with fabric to use on the breakfast table.  We liked the circular pattern because it added a little bit of color, but we also liked the idea of having the matching cushions in both the dining room & breakfast nook.  I changed the fabric to chevron on two of the cushions for comparison, and we just decided to keep both of them!

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