In praise of vintage Daystrom dinettes


1953-daystrom-dinetteThese days I am quite in love with cozy vintage dinettes — like this 1953 Daystrom model. Daystrom, along with Arvin, seem to have been the two really big names in dinettes back in the day – and both seem to have disappeared from the screen altogether today.

This lovely green dinette – amidst the aqua-pistachio kitchen with its wood and white and wallpaper – has the feel of the coziest place in the world, don’t you think?

  1. Megan says:

    I purchased a table similar to this, but maybe a year or two later – the table top isn’t rounded at the cornerns. It also had the original bar/tea cart with it. It’s in pretty good shape, but could use some love (there’s a small chip out of the top of the middle leaf, the black legs and edging are a little banged up, the black finish on the cart trim is gettting rough, and the wheels are loose). It really isn’t that much, I just want it to look shiny without messing it up. Any tips on refurbishing this kind of furniture? I find very little info online about it other than people rabidly looking for it. Many thanks!

  2. Carolyn Gilden says:

    My mother in law bought a Daystrom Table and 4 chairs in the 1950’s. When I married her son (1962) in got her Daystrom. It has been in constant use since then and my kids are fighting over it. They both want it.( We made cookies, glued on it , plus homework,etc.) It still has the original cover that has been recovered by me many times. The rubber tips to the chairs have finally worn through and I am having trouble replacing them. It is a really neat design with double legs on each chair leg so I need a tip that has a place for 2 legs. Does anyone have an idea when I can find this or have some custom made?

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