My husband and I have been looking for a nice retro booth setup or tables, but have yet to either find one that will fit in the space, will fit our budget, or one that we both can agree on.
I personally would love to buy a Eero Saarinen Tulip Table and Chairs (think Brady Bunch show) but they are still a little pricey for my current budget.
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So until we find that perfect retro breakfast table - I will be using the folding table and my bright orange folding chairs. Today, however, I tried a few options to hide the white table underneath to make it look a little nicer in the breakfast area.
The first thing I tried was making a table cloth out of the last of the striped fabric I used to recover the stool in the living room and the pillows. I like the brightness of it but I think it looks like I'm getting ready for a kid's birthday party.
The second option was a wide runner I made from a single memo sample from my fabric stash. The fabric is from Schumacher fabrics and I love the modern floral paisley design and the colors in it.
Both of these were so easy to make. I just used fusible fabric webbing to fold over the edges of the fabric. No sewing and no mess.
Not sure which one I will use on a regular basis but at least I have options depending on my mood at the time. The good thing about both of these options is that I can also use them in the dining room adjacent to our living room. The colors work well in both spaces.
One fabric sample was free, and the striped fabric was the last of 5+ yards I purchased on clearance a few years ago for around $4.00 a yard. Can't beat those prices for a temporary accessory until I find my new table. And since the pieces are so big I can reuse them elsewhere when they are done covering up the plastic table.