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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dinner For Two

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.

J.

15 comments:

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

Those are great chairs!!

About the brooch I bought, I got it from here although it appears it was the only one: http://www.txantiquemall.com/jewelry/brooch.html

There was another on Etsy but it sold as well and I think I saw another on Ebay but I'm not sure if it sold or not. Just search for Corocraft (the maker) and then either modern or modernist brooch and you should be able to find one, I think they were fairly common. Hope that helps!

erin :) said...

Those white chairs looks so comfortable and modern. These are such great finds! :) My mom and I are always looking for such versatile and simple looking chairs like those; you're lucky to have them! :D

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous redo. And a lucite table...swoon!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh I love those chairs. They have this modernistic vibe to them that almost reminds me of something from the future - weird considering they're vintage. Loving the color - you're a lucky duck, my love!! :)

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

the chairs came out great! almost 35 years old, and they look so modern. and that's nice that you can always think of your grandparents when you see them. ~joelle

AH said...

wow, the chairs look great! and they look even better in white, you did an amazing job!

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

they look amazing, lovely to have taken something special and modernised it a little! Be back on your blog v soon, come follow us if you fancy :) Have a lovely weekend xxx

Pearl Westwood said...

They looks great, and how nice that they have such a story to them!

Belowen said...

Oh wow, that is a great refurbishment! They look really lovely with the white covers. Good job!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the new look of the chairs!

Just stumbled by & I love your blog! :)
- Audrey Allure <3
http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

Fashion Tidbits said...

neat!! great job!

Meream said...

Those are cool furniture makeovers! You must show us your whole house now :)

kirstyb said...

lovely x

TeenageDirtbag said...

You are very resourceful :)

anne said...

Those chairs are great! They look so modern but still have that 70s feel :)