Lately I have had great luck with retro dinette sets in my booth. I try to keep them around for a quick fill in when I sell things faster than I can paint. When I saw these little chairs I envisioned them paired with a small grey cracked ice table I found recently on Craigslist.
Most of the furniture I have sold down at the shop had gone to young adults 20-25 age range. They seem to love the vintage pieces, especially with a new bright color. They appreciate the lines, but don't want "grandmas" furniture.
With that in mind I found this kitchy fabric on a recent trip to Joann's with these chairs in mind. I knew I wanted to paint the chairs grey to match up with the table and let the fabric be the pop of color. I like things that are assembled and not so matchy matchy, it tells a more interesting story.
I first had to remove the broken caning and glue some of the joints back together. I bought a piece of mdf to use for the new seats. I just layed the chairs upside down and traced them. Add some batting, cover them with my fabric using my handy staple gun and attach them to my newly painted chairs...done!
Now to just stage the chairs and table together using just the right accessories and hope it is the perfect fit for someone in their little retro kitchen.
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