How to reupholster vintage diner chairs, step by step! A labor of love and a simple way to preserve this 67-year-old family heirloom. Scroll to the end of the post for a fun update!
My grandma also cut out her sewing patterns on this table, paid bills, and wrote letters. She wrote many many letters and was a big fan of “snail mail”. There are so many memories associated with this set, not just from me, but from all of the family members on that side of the family!
How to Reupholster 50s Vintage Diner Chairs Step by Step
It’s been a few years since I reupholstered my retro diner chairs and they are still in GREAT shape! We couldn’t love them more. Two chairs had legs that were starting to bend in. My husband, who can fix anything, wasn’t sure what to do and didn’t want to make them worse. After all, they are 70 years old. It was stressing me out to have the kids sit on them so he suggested that I order replicas and store the originals until the kids are older. We bring them out as extra seating for guests and use some in our home office.
Friends, this was my Christmas gift and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I shopped around and decided to go with Heffron’s. Their site is just so fun to browse. So many options for 1950s retro furniture, diner booths, and chairs.
They did a fantastic job and designed 6 new heavy duty chairs for our dining set that will last a lifetime and shipped them right to my door. The color is exactly the same as the ones above, with the addition of a two-toned seat back and contrasting piping. You can’t even tell that they aren’t vintage chairs because these are made exactly how the first set was made and they work perfectly with Grandma’s table. Restaurant quality gorgeous design. Our booster chair/step stool is the only seating that isn’t being stored right now. That thing will never break, it’s so sturdy! This is not sponsored. I was just so happy with the entire process and they had so many different styles!
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