Thursday, August 23, 2012

A New spin for Retro

Good Morning!!!!!! Been having a wonderful summer and hoping you have to.  It seems a little too short for enjoying the warmth and sunny days.....I have been spending a lot of time at our cottage and having some fun with some projects that are just for up here.  My husband picked up this wonderful retro-style table and chairs, but of course there is a project involved.  The table has a light grey Formica top and wonderful curved legs, but the chairs needed some TLC.  Here is the before picture of two of the chairs:

As you can see the chairs were a little bit of a project, but oh so worth it.  There are 6 chairs.  I first was going to reupholster the chairs all in a light grey to match the table top, like how they were supposed to be, but I changed my mind.  I had stopped in a little shop in the Farwell area in Michigan and had found some wonderful oil cloth with lots of fun colors.  Oil cloth is so nice because there is covering on top of the material that makes clean-up very easy.  Anyways, the hubby said that I always have to put a spin on something, but oh well.  I did use the light grey for the very back of the chairs and used the print on the seat and as welt along the top of the chairs.  I scrubbed the chair legs lightly with soft scrub and a soft scrubby to get some of the rust off and they look wonderful.. A little elbow grease and some patience is all that it took..  I love them and what do you think?

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  1. wow! i can't believe those are even the same ones! well done! and thanks for linking this up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  2. Very cute and verrrry retro! Great makeover. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  3. Just too adorable - your print choice is right on!

    Popped in from Stuff and Nonsense's Fridays Unfolded.

  4. Love the idea of oilcloth and it just somehow fits the vibe and era of these chairs. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful

  5. Too cute! Love it! I just bought a modern danish table and six chairs....cant wait to refinish it! Haven't decided "how to cover" the seats yet! Would love to have you visit me at found you at my daughter's site Trendy Treehouse!

  6. OmGosh this reminds me of the table I grew up with! Thanks for linking with us at T4

  7. adorable! just love those vibrant fun seats!