Sunday, July 3, 2011

Buffet for Formica Dining Table - FOUND!

Like many MCM fans, I love a good chrome and formica Dining table. We have several and find it hard to pass one up when we see them. I always wondered if they ever made matching formica and chrome buffets to match the tables. I was browsing through an old House Beautiful from October of 1956 and I finally found a matching buffet. Isn't this set stunning? It really is a more dressed up version of the chrome and formica table. I just love the style of the matching buffet and the backs of the chairs.

This past Sunday we went to Elkhorn, WI which has a huge fleamarket several times a year and lo and behold in this really atomic booth was a formica buffet. I immediately fell in love with it. It has two upper shelves and then inside the doors is another shelf.

The formica is kind of a beige/green. It is a hard color to pin down. Overall it is in very good shape. The inside shelf has a more 70's green contact paper so I am going to change that out with some aqua contact paper I picked up along the way.

This fits perfectly on the wall in the dining room. Our current formica table has a black top so I am going to be on the look out for a matching table. Wish me luck!

In the upper part of the picture below, you can see a cart that matches our table. We picked that up at Elkhorn last year as well. Too bad they all don't already match. Oh well, the hunt for the table will be a fun one.

I hope everyone is having a great summer and finding/rescuing great vintage items.


  1. Wow, nice find - that's great!

  2. Wow ! what an interesting blog with nice pictures.Thanks for sharing this information.Your information is really informative for us.
    Nice blog on Dining Table.
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  3. Cute find! I love the one you got last year too, displays well!

  4. Wow, that is AMAZING! I would love to find something like this - Id looked for a formica table for a long time, then found a nice modern wood dining table. Totally not practical for a kitchen table but I couldn't pass on it