Hello My loves,
So I’ve been totally excited to share with everyone the steal that I got over the weekend at a local thrift shop! I get up this morning totally excited and grab my camera to take pictures and of course the battery is dead! It needed to charge, which meant this blogger needed to calm down and wait for it to do so.
Well the battery has now charged and I snapped some shots for all to see!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you will know that my dining room has been quite the sore spot for me. You can read more about here and here. I'll be in my house 2 years this coming January and in that time I have gone through two sets of furniture for my dining room.
Most recently my dining room looked like this:
Since I have already gone through 2 sets that didn’t work out for one reason or another I decided to take my time and find the perfect thing. So since Feb my dining room has looked like the image above.
On Saturday I went to a thrift shop to search for some furniture for my SIL who is moving into her own apt in the beginning of July and would like to get everything with the price tag of FREE! Well the thrift store is the closest I can get to that.
So off I went with my hubby. (Yes I dragged him there as well. The poor guy gets taken on all my decorating adventures) Of course the two sofas I had scouted out for my SIL earlier in the week were already sold, but I found dining room furniture!
I originally had my heart set out to get something from Martha Stewart. I love the classic lines her furniture has and how they look a bit traditional, but more importantly chic and timeless.
Since I still wanted to have money to you know by food and stuff I put MS furniture on the back burner and tried to search for something similar in style.
Enter my amazing find from this weekend:
The table is a double pedestal, which I really wanted and fits in the space perfectly.
It came with 6 chairs that I’m going to paint to not have everything look so matchy-matchy and of course we need some new fabric for the seat. I also on the hunt for two amazing upholstered chairs for the heads of the table.
The glasswork on the piece is amazing. In all the 3 pieces the glass is bowed. The pieces on the left and the right had a diamond design in gold leaf. I didn’t really enjoy it so with a razor blade I was able to scrape it up. By “I” I totally mean Jon did most of it, but I helped!
The most amazing thing was the price! It was originally around $900 at the Thrift Shop. It had been there for a couple of months so when I went in last Monday it was done to $589. Then I went back with Jon on Saturday and it has on sale again for $488. Then I asked if there was any wiggle room on the price and got them down to $445!
We were able to fit the table and four chairs in Jon’s chair right away so we packed it up and hurried home. Getting the china cabinet was a little more difficult. It is only one piece so you can’t separate it and it was too large to fit in Jon’s Highlander.
So we went to Home Depot where we kinda lied and said we needed to rent the flatbed truck for something large we were buying there. Then as soon as we got the keys we ran out, didn’t buy anything, drove to the thrift store, picked up the china cabinet and 2 chairs, drove home and then back to home depot and returned it. Ah of course the home depot, thrift store and our home were in completely different towns so it was quite a bit of driving, but it only cost us $30 to use their truck!
I’m super excited, because now I have extra funds to get amazing wallpaper, fabric and lighting! Plus we need a server for the opposite side of the room, but I’m hoping I can find a thrift store find for that!
Whew, if you read all that then Congrats! I was so excited to get it and even more excited to share it with you all. I can already see it coming together and of course you are going to come along for the ride. I think I’m going to tackle my wallpaper pick first and of course I’ll want opinions.