Retro Vintage Formica Table and Chairs

30 Sep

We found this great 1950’s formica and chrome  set at an estate sale.  I really liked the atomic look of the table top.  The original vinyl on the chairs was a green and blue floral pattern which was in poor condition.  The table had some wear to the surface but we used a product that brought out the shine and cleaned the surface.  We recovered the chairs in turquoise marine vinyl to match the table top.   To bring out the shine on the chrome legs we used fine steel wool and  it took off most of the dirt and rust as well.  We just loved the way this set turned out and it didn’t last long in the booth.  Someone bought it that same week.  A lot of elbow grease went into this but it was worth it.

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6 Responses to “Retro Vintage Formica Table and Chairs”

  1. reretro November 12, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    fantastic! no wonder it didn’t last long…i would have loved it myself!

  2. k September 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Love this! Do you have anything like this coming up for sale?

    • afacette September 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

      Sorry, I don’t have anything like this at the moment.

  3. william r ruemmler sr November 16, 2014 at 1:37 am #

    what didf you use to get the topto shine better,mine seems to have a dull look ,it shines but stiolllook like slight dull.

    • afacette November 18, 2014 at 10:20 am #

      We have used a few different products. There are two that I like the results of: Gel Gloss and Bar Keepers Friend. Both products work pretty good but I prefer to use the Gel Gloss which buffs up to a nice shine. Good luck!

  4. Kimberly nix June 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    ISO a yellow vintage dinette set

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