I remember my grandma sitting in these chairs at her kitchen window whistling at the cardinals in the winter. She did it for so long that they actually answered back...she was good! They had been in my grandparents house for years and when the time came for them to be passed to a new household, they landed in my sister's possession.
She replaced the vinyl on one of the chairs with blue fabric, the brown on the right is the original. I have told her for the last 5 years that when she was ready to get rid of them to let me know. I had a vision...
And even though I've reupholstered an entire sofa before, these were more difficult than I had expected...working with vinyl is completely different than working with fabric! I finally figured out that heating it with my hair dryer made it much easier.
I found this tag on the bottom of the original. I can't believe they turn 34 years old this month! They've held up well since 1976!
But in white vinyl, they're beautiful and perfect for my kitchen! They are exactly as I'd imagined, maybe even better!
They look a little 80's, all I need is a Lucite table...I wish! Actually, they are just the right touch for the rest of my kitchen which is quite contemporary. We have been remodeling it since August and I have one last project before it's finally complete, a little plumbing. But that's for tomorrow.