My Life & Vintage Tulip Chairs

Sorry for the lack of posts these past few weeks. I have been busy with "life". Our buyer for our house backed out, so Cody & I were pretty bummed out last week. We do have at least 2 different buyers interested, but we are trying not to get excited about it. I should know soon if our "newest" buyer is going to work out or not. *fingers crossed*

Cody is still waiting to hear from the Air Force. He was given the option of 2 jobs this month, but they were both things he did not want. Hopefully September he will get an offer he wants!!! That is my life recap for the moment. Now onto some design business. lol

Here is a photo of my retro table and chairs. I purchased it at the antique mall that I used to work out about 2 years ago. I am trying to decide if I should take it to the apartment or not.

My Vintage Dining Set

The dilemma is that the chairs need recovered something horrible! I am not good at recovering things and I just hate trying. lol Currently they have hand made pink covers. Yes, I like the pink, but they don't seem to stay on the chairs half the time!


The foam that is under the covers is in good shape and really comfy. I guess I will attempt to just take it out and put some fabric around it and hope I can stuff it back in !?!??


I am thinking about covering them in something pink & white, but I haven't gotten that far yet! I still don't know if I want to go to all the trouble. It is a neat set and I don't own very many vintage pieces.

Any Advise?


  1. I have been reading your blog for a while, I love your style. This is by far the best retro table set i have ever seen. It would be crazy not to take it, the shape is amazing. It would be worth the try and a roll of cheap fabric to give it a try, and when you guys get back on your feet, it would be a great investment to have them professionally done.

  2. Keep IT! I've got two sets of dining room chairs for our house. The red Panton chairs we got in Chicago and the tuilp chair set I got on E-bay. Your set is in great condition . The Hubby says I'm a chair hoarder LOL
    Mod Diva

  3. Okay. I will keep them. : ) I tend to forget that someday I may have money and be able to get them recovered professionally! lol

  4. I had the coolest bright orange retro light, i carried it from place to place for years. and when we bought our house i think i ended up getting rid of it because i didn't know what to do with it, now i'm kicking myself because i will never get it back.

  5. Hey! Thanks for following my blog http://mostazaseed.blogspot.com

    I recently took a vintage kitchen dinette set of four chairs to be recovered at a little hole in the wall upolstery shop run by the sweetest Korean family. It cost about $200 and they did an amazing job! Definitely worth it!

  6. My vote is for also keeping the set. With your great style you will be able to make it work until you can get it professionally done. It's an amazing set.

  7. you must keep it, you must! I will cry if you do not


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