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Vintage Metal 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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Vintage Metal Kitchen Table

Have a white enamel table with a red border and white wooden legs that my parents purchased in the mid 1950’s. It has an extension on either side to expand it to 60″ X 46″. It needs a little repair for the extensions to be solid. This jewel survived being stored for five years, shipped 150 miles, used as a kitchen table in an old house, then moved to a house my father built in the 70’s. Now I am remodeling my kitchen and plan to use it with a couple of benches as a breakfast table in the corner of the kitchen. I have lots of plans for this kitchen, including using my grandmothers wood cook stove for an island, but will have to wait for us to replace one side of the roof. I can’t wait to get started on the kitchen, but need suggestions on “painted rug” design.
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Vintage Metal Kitchen Table

Remember Prince’s “Little Red Corvette”? Well, get that tune in your head and instead, let’s sing “Little Red Dinette”. Readers recently uploaded 217 vintage dinette sets  — and what become very clear, very fast, was the amazing diversity of kitchen dinette designs and colors there were back in the day. In this first followup story, we illustrate this idea with red, red and more red dinette sets — it’s kind of epic, actually — 23 red dinette, in all, and there were even more in the uploader. Continue on, and join us in taking a look at the diversity of these styles — inlaid laminate table tops, solids, and the earlier-model porcelainenamel metal tops…. dinette chairs… and cool upholstery, too. What inventiveness! What charm! What cheer!
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Vintage Metal Kitchen Table

Last, it would have been unfair to exclude this cute little enameled table — complete with a storage drawer — from our list. It is more vintage than retro, but fits right in with the light up juke box in this readers retro rec room. Pam says that this is her Mom’s dream kitchen table.
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Vintage Metal Kitchen Table

Love all of these! I have a similar set as Jamie’s, only in light grey (the chairs are identical but the table is a little different style). I didn’t get a chance to photograph it and upload it, as it’s in my basement now and has “stuff” on top of it. It was a “reproduction” that I purchased at Sears back in 1993 for my last house’s 1949 kitchen (similar to the kitchen featured with the rounded table). So, my reproduction is 20 years old already! Maybe I’ll try to clean it off and photograph it.
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Vintage Metal Kitchen Table

Tips for Success: The best part of shopping for vintage outdoor dining sets is that inclement weather has likely already weeded out any sets that weren’t really in it for the long haul. Still, seeking out element-proof materials like powder coated metal, wrought iron, and natural woods like teak will ensure longevity. Also, remember to move your outdoor dining set into a garage or sunporch if weather gets especially wicked. It can add years to its overall life.
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Vintage Metal Kitchen Table

At any given time we stock about a dozen genuine 50’s dinette sets. Most of our Formica tables have been restored to near-original condition. Just to restore the top surface is an intense 8 step process, which takes about 6 hours to complete. Most tables also have an aluminum side apron (or band). That is also cleaned and polished to a high gloss shine. The chrome table legs and chair frames are cleaned and polished. Chair frames are often re-welded underneath to assure another 50 years of service. Many tables have re-chromed original legs. When our chairs are re-upholstered (using original style cracked ice vinyl), we also replace the padding, dust cover (under the seat), and chrome trim tacks (if applicable). Original style (oval head, slotted) stainless steel screws are also installed to maintain original appearance, and be maintenance free. We can also re-cover your existing chairs, and/or restore your table. Call or email for details and prices.    We can also mix and match tables and chairs. If you like a particular table, and want a different set of chairs, just ask for a revised price.
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Vintage Metal Kitchen Table

Dining Table & Chair Sets Sometimes you just want to take the guesswork out of design. While we don’t recommend springing for that 14-piece matching plaid bedroom suite, we do love a vintage dining set. As easy to throw together as takeout and fine china, used dining sets come in every style—from warm-wooded, Mid-Century-inspired dinettes designed by greats like Paul McCobb to futuristic, mod pod sets like those of Eero Saarinen. Following Follow This Search
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I wish I had been able to get my dinette photo-ready! I have a red cracked-ice table with red plastic trim in the chrome edge and a red metal bowl/planter beneath. It’s Keuhne Krome, for anyone familiar with the brand. I recently got new (repro) chairs with the grey cracked-ice vinyl and red piping and they look great together! Someday, I’ll get some pictures.
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Hi Pam- I have the tulip table with the darker leaf down the middle. It is actually the original leaf, but the guy I bought it from, who apparently bought it from the original owners, said that the leaf had ALWAYS been stored in a closet and NEVER used. The table had been in front of a sunny window and over time it just faded I guess!
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Fabulous dinettes!! I’ve got a gorgeous red cracked ice table (extra leaf included, but no chairs) sitting in our basement that I scooped up for 10 bucks. Our breakfast nook is way too small to accommodate a full size dinette and I have NO clue what I’m going to do with it, but I couldn’t let such a deal go by the wayside. There is also a great grey cracked ice table down there, but we probably shouldn’t go there, lest I start to sound like a hoarder.
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The chrome table legs and chair frames are cleaned and polished. Chair frames are often re-welded underneath to assure another 50 years of service. Many tables have re-chromed original legs. When our chairs are re-upholstered (using original style cracked ice vinyl), we also replace the padding, dust cover (under the seat), and chrome trim tacks (if applicable). Original style (oval head, slotted) stainless steel screws are also installed to maintain original appearance, and be maintenance free. We can also re-cover your existing chairs, and/or restore your table. Call or email for details and prices.   
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Sometimes you just want to take the guesswork out of design. While we don’t recommend springing for that 14-piece matching plaid bedroom suite, we do love a vintage dining set. As easy to throw together as takeout and fine china, used dining sets come in every style—from warm-wooded, Mid-Century-inspired dinettes designed by greats like Paul McCobb to futuristic, mod pod sets like those of Eero Saarinen.

To start, ask yourself how you’ll be primarily using your vintage dining set. Are you a frequent hostess, or is style on the back burner given that your dining room is currently the equivalent of a bustling cafeteria (complete with PB & J’s making an appearance at virtually every meal)? Next, what’s your style? Glam, mod, contemporary rustic? Once you’ve assessed these basics, give our used dining set style guide below a try. From size to style to tips for upkeep, we’ve taken out all of the guess work to make secondhand dining set shopping an effortless two-step.

Our Favorite Style Maker: While there’s no denying the appeal of a traditional dining set like a Duncan Phyfe reproduction—all that mahogany!—we house a special place for Milo Baughman’s dining sets. Crafted of glass, chrome, brass, or burl, his tables feature long, feed-a-crowd lengths and simple, Parsons-like silhouettes. In opposition to the table’s simplicity, chairs are low-slung, clubby in profile, and often feature bold, cabana-colored upholsteries. The marriage of the two opposites is glam perfection.

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