Renovated 1975 Vintage Dining Set

Fabiola Garcia
by Fabiola Garcia
This is a very popular and well made 1975 vintage dining set with cantilever chairs, that right now are all the rage.

I spoted this set at an online garage sale. This set was in fair condition, of course a little dirty here and there, and the metal parts had a lot of marks and scratches. This is a Marcel Beuer Style dining set. Love the lines and the sturdy and heavy chairs.

I renovated the chairs cushions by removing the old fabric and the foam, and replacing them with a new one. A canvas drop cloth was my choice of fabric. It's inexpensive and can resist wear and tear.

First, I cleaned the frame with an stainless steel and porcelain cleaner.

Then, I spray painted them with Rust – Oleum in Metallic Gold

The seat was also spray painted with Rust- Oleum Painters Touch 2 x ultra cover paint + primer in White Matte. For a final coat, and as a protector, I applied a clear coat of  Ultra Cover Clear.

The base of the table was also cleaned and spray painted like the cantilevers chairs.

Here is in all her new shinny and white dress, ready to go "home"!!
Ready to go "home", with her new white and shinny dress!!
Fabiola Garcia
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