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1940s Kitchen Table

If you can’t find what you want, you can create your own 1940s-inspired table. Find a square wooden table in a lighter shade and paint the top in the color of your choice. You can paint the edges of a white table top red, blue or green to add some visual interest. Add a floral border to the top of the table to give it a vintage feel.
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1940s Kitchen Table

Retro Kitchen We've made shopping for your kitchen easy by grouping the best of our kitchen and tableware items in one place. Here you'll find classic diner dispensers, wall clocks, glass and tin canisters, and vintage inspired tin signs and removable wall decals. We also have wall phones, made to look like 50s pay phones, as well as flour sack dishtowels and cutting boards that are perfect for protecting the countertop. The well-dressed vintage kitchen begins with a cool 1950s style wall clock. It sets the mood for the room, and serves as a great accent color. Our diner style dispensers and coffee mugs capture a vintage feel and they're plenty durable. For everyday dinner service, we offer melamine sets in truly retro styles and patterns. Add vintage style glassware, and your dining table is complete. Dressing kitchen walls is a snap with tin signs with food themes and old-time advertising. Wall decals add color and flair, and they're easy to remove when the mood strikes. Table linens help create a charming everyday or holiday look. Try a pairing a vintage design tablecloth with matching napkins, all in machine washable cotton. These are just some of the ways you can have fun while personalizing your kitchen with retro accents!
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1940s Kitchen Table

There is nothing quite like a real dinette set — a table, four chairs — preferably “vintage” — to anchor a kitchen design.  A kitchen island? I had one once, and it was nice. But we still spent our best times, fee firmly planted on the ground and lounging around the kitchen table. There is something — democratic — about the kitchen table.
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1940s Kitchen Table

Chrome tables were a staple in many 1940s kitchens. Chrome tables with red, white, blue or green Formica or enamel tops are an authentic way to take your kitchen back in time.
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1940s Kitchen Table

If you have a kitchen built in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s or 1970s, it was likely designed to hold a dinette set. So this page focuses on where to find dinette sets — vintage and new, how to clean up a vintage dinette, how much they typically cost, and we have a fantastic slide show of 200+ dinette sets in readers kitchens.
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1940s Kitchen Table

The classic chrome 1950s kitchen table typically featured a Formica or laminate top. To restore laminate table tops, use a simple epoxy to secure any loose or peeling laminate. Fill small chips using a laminate repair kit, or mask these voids using two crayons that are roughly the same color as the laminate. Fill the hole using the lighter crayon, then add a layer of the darker crayon to help conceal the damage. The Formica Company lists a number of recommended cleaners, including lemon oil, that can be used to shine and restore laminate. If the top is badly damaged, consider covering it with a new sheet of laminate. Clean the surface with a solvent to remove grease and oil, then sand to roughen up the laminate. Use contact adhesive to add a layer of laminate to the table top, then roll out air bubbles and secure the surface using a laminate roller.
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1940s Kitchen Table

Refinishing Formica The classic chrome 1950s kitchen table typically featured a Formica or laminate top. To restore laminate table tops, use a simple epoxy to secure any loose or peeling laminate. Fill small chips using a laminate repair kit, or mask these voids using two crayons that are roughly the same color as the laminate. Fill the hole using the lighter crayon, then add a layer of the darker crayon to help conceal the damage. The Formica Company lists a number of recommended cleaners, including lemon oil, that can be used to shine and restore laminate. If the top is badly damaged, consider covering it with a new sheet of laminate. Clean the surface with a solvent to remove grease and oil, then sand to roughen up the laminate. Use contact adhesive to add a layer of laminate to the table top, then roll out air bubbles and secure the surface using a laminate roller.
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1940s Kitchen Table

If you can’t find a table with a colored top, a retro-style table cloth is an inexpensive and easy fix. Look for cloths in patterns like plaid and checkers in the classic red, white, blue and green colors.
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Classic 1950s chrome kitchen sets lend a vintage charm to modern homes. Unfortunately, many antique chrome tables and chairs show their age in the form of rusty legs, peeling laminate and cracked or dirty seats. With a bit of elbow grease, you can restore ’50s kitchen sets to their original glory to add character and one-of-a-kind style to your space.
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Above: Before World War II, I think it was much more common to see dinettes built with metal tops painted in porcelain (baked on) enamels. We recently saw this New Old Stock table top for sale. It was from 1947, marketed by Sears. It sold on ebay for $229 plus shipping.
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Trying to figure out the maker of my pearl grey table. The damaged paper label underneath looks like O__glas Construction. Handwritten items say F266 pearl, 638 grey, and 414-m. Any ideas on this company?
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The secret to successful chrome restoration lies in removing rust and dirt without scratching the shiny metal surface of your table and chair legs. Chrome tables and chairs in fairly good condition can be cleaned using a simple cheesecloth dipped in a mild detergent, like liquid dish soap. Remove stains using a soft cloth dipped in baby oil, then wipe clean with a damp rag. Tackle rust on chrome chairs or tables using a piece of crumpled aluminum foil to gently brush rust away. If you’re faced with heavy rust and corrosion, try dipping the foil in warm water or vinegar for greater effect.
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Cleaning Chrome The secret to successful chrome restoration lies in removing rust and dirt without scratching the shiny metal surface of your table and chair legs. Chrome tables and chairs in fairly good condition can be cleaned using a simple cheesecloth dipped in a mild detergent, like liquid dish soap. Remove stains using a soft cloth dipped in baby oil, then wipe clean with a damp rag. Tackle rust on chrome chairs or tables using a piece of crumpled aluminum foil to gently brush rust away. If you’re faced with heavy rust and corrosion, try dipping the foil in warm water or vinegar for greater effect.
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Chrome kitchen chairs with leather seats should be cleaned using a mild dish detergent and warm water, then dried with a soft cloth. Use solvent to spot clean fabric, or simply vacuum with an upholstery attachment. Dip a soft bristle brush in dish detergent and warm water, then use it to gently scrub vinyl seats. If vinyl is cracked or damaged, pick up a vinyl upholstery repair kit, which uses heat to rejoin the vinyl and repair signs of damage. For badly damaged chairs, consider having the seats reupholstered in the material of your choice.
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Restoring Upholstry Chrome kitchen chairs with leather seats should be cleaned using a mild dish detergent and warm water, then dried with a soft cloth. Use solvent to spot clean fabric, or simply vacuum with an upholstery attachment. Dip a soft bristle brush in dish detergent and warm water, then use it to gently scrub vinyl seats. If vinyl is cracked or damaged, pick up a vinyl upholstery repair kit, which uses heat to rejoin the vinyl and repair signs of damage. For badly damaged chairs, consider having the seats reupholstered in the material of your choice.

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