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Memories from the past
Lasting usage through the years
Vintage Childhood Chrome Table and Chairs Restoration
So, we began the process of restoring the table and chairs. We removed all of the screws, buffed off years of grime with steel wool and were surprised so much of the original bright chrome remained. John spray painted the bottom of the legs where the metal was bare. I used wood filler to fill in missing chunks in the upholstered chair seats and backs. We ordered new cups for the bottom of the legs.
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corners of my life says
That was indeed a labor of love. Wow! I had (still have) the same doll that is in your second photo.
I've never seen a child-size table like this. What a treasure you have with all the good memories associated with it! It's gorgeous again, and I'm so grateful you weren't injured when it gave out!
And, you should be happy with the results. It is so, so pretty! And,what memories it has created. Blessings!
How I LOVE that! Great.
Maggie Ann says
What a beautiful little set of table and chairs….bet your grandchildren will enjoy it to no end. It looks like brand new…what a find! I've been looking for cushioned kitchen table chairs with no success. We've had our kitchen table over 43 years and had refinished it years ago. But the chairs are like sitting on rocks…pretty much. Thanks for wishing me well with my back. Its been causing me grief but I've got relief so far. Hope you also have a restful week-end.
Debby Ray says
Oh…and LOVED the old photos too!
Debby Ray says
Oh Lorraine…first of all, what a true blessing that you did not injure yourself when the table broke…WHEW!! Secondly, you all did a FABULOUS job restoring this darling table and chairs! I love the choice of fabrics and I know those grands of yours must enjoy using it, especially knowing you did as a child. I would love to find a good vintage set (adult size) for when we build our farmhouse in a year or so. What a great project!
Ann Thompson says
Wow. You two make a good team. The set looks great, like it's brand new. I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself when you fell too
Curtains in My Tree says
How fabulous Love the paisley print you used, How lucky you are to have that set.
The photos makes it even better
This is a fun post. We had a similar set growing up. I loved seeing you and your siblings with the dollies in the first photo. Our family had the vintage cars glasses pictured in the 2nd photo! I love the paisley fabric you chose for the chairs and the darling tiny placemats. It's a treasure for sure!
How cute is that and what a precious thing to have from childhood!!! I am so glad you did not get hurt when you fell after your surgery. That was a God-thing that prevented that injury! You did a GREAT job fixing the set up. It is adorable. xo Diana
Let's see if this comment goes, as your blog seems to be working on my computer today! What an inspiring post! I think I might have tossed the table, but with all that history and good memories I can see why you would want to restore it. It looks wonderful–and the placemats and napkins are pure fun!