kick the doors off

I am now looking at vintage furniture a little closer. I do okay visualizing the end result, but what I haven’t been doing is looking at pieces and how I can change vintage furniture structurally to make improvements. I recently had a customer ask for a couple changes on a side table. She asked if we could remove the two  front cane wicker doors, and put a larger top on the side table for more space. We didn’t place the top on evenly, we added a majority of the extra board in the back so the beautiful detail in the front wouldn’t be covered.

The results are awesome. Looking back, the doors were actually  distracting from the detail of the legs, and molding under the table top.

French Wicker Side Table BEFORE we removed the doors.

French Wicker Side Table BEFORE we removed the doors.

 

French Wicker Side Table AFTER we removed the doors. Better?

French Wicker Side Table AFTER we removed the doors. Better?

 

French Wicker Side Table AFTER we removed the doors and added a larger top.

French Wicker Side Table AFTER we removed the doors and added a larger top.

Agree or disagree? This opens the doors of opportunity to allow MORE furniture to follow us home!

xxoo Kris

17 thoughts on “kick the doors off

  1. Nancy Mock says:

    Tough call! I agree that the wicker detracted from the beautiful details, and the table looks much nicer after you removed it. Removing the doors probably also gives the table more versatility. I kind of liked the doors though… and wonder how it might have looked with a solid opaque insert replacing the wicker. (Rice paper or something?) It’s a nice piece!

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