Friday, April 22, 2011

Out with the new, in with the old.

This Fusion dining set from Ikea is what we used to have as our breakfast table in our dine in kitchen...

...enter G Plan 5 piece teak dining. Old is the new new! 
Anyone who knows me well enough, knows that I am a sucker for a well priced vintage piece of furniture (in this case 5). Even more so when its FREE! I found this baby online and although it's not top of the range G Plan, the design and size of this mid century classic suits my growing family of 7 to a tea. Just add a few chairs from the formal dining and voila!

No, I'm not preggers! Ever since moving to the UK, we've had my brother in law and cousin in law join us on work/travel visas, and whilst being the only female living with 6 other burly males doesn't bother me, not being able to all sit together for a meal does. Called me old fashioned, but that's just the way I like things ;). As much as I loved the compact design of the Fusion set, it just couldn't keep up with dining several 6" plus males! 

Did I mention the extendable table? 

Beautiful bent wood detail on the back.

The chairs covers are still the original ones and the bases of two of the drop-in seats need replacing. Luckily they aren't webbed and only require some pre-cut MDF, and thin, firm foam!

Fabric of choice? Well Orla Kiely have a fabulous range of minimalist, modern retro fabric and oil cloth prints which would go perfectly with the chair's retro design. They can only be found through specialised fabric houses and trade e-tailers such as Tinsmiths and Designers Guild. Otherwise, for a more cost effective alternative option Ikea have a great range of upholstery grade designer folk print fabrics. Here are a few I'd like to check out in store.


Looking forward to seeing the finishing result! I'll make sure to share this little project with you very soon.

xx Jo

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