This kitchen table and chairs is the exception.
It's an early '80's vintage oak rectangular table and four chairs. It has lived in my childhood kitchen, the back room at the orthodontic clinic where my mom worked, my first college apartment, and every subsequent dwelling I have inhabited. I remember recovering these chairs with my mom when we were getting the set ready for me to take to college. We picked out the upholstery fabric and went to town with the staplegun. This fabric remained on these chairs until last week.
|late '90's fabric update. Sweet chairs, huh?|
What I didn't expect when recovering these chairs was the virtual time capsule of upholstery fabric that lurked underneath. It seems that when my mom and I worked on these last, we did not remove the old layers, thereby giving me a glimpse into upholstery fashions of the past.
|Oh, you think it's time to get rid of this, do you?|
So here's our new finished product.
|It's a little darker in person.|
While not much can be done about the table and chairs, at least they now blend a little better with our rug/paint combo. And of course, the high chair.
Plus, the cat likes it.