Hi everyone! I'm back, as promised! It has been one hell of a week and I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend! My sexy self has been on vacay for awhile and she plans on making a return after the holidays. Until then, I'm going to stuff myself silly! Mmmm... turkeeeey...
Anyhoo, back on track! Last Monday, I had given you a sneak peek of my dining set I had found at the DI. Here's the story on this beautiful piece ( I usually always have a story about my trip to the DI ), a few months ago I had spotted her looking so lonely and tempting at the end of her aisle. She had a tag that read, "Antek table, $300.00." After I had gotten over the fact that they spelled Antique wrong, I sadly walked away because I was not about to spend $300.00 at the thrift store! After a few weeks, I noticed that no one else was biting at the price either- it was still there begging to be bought. You wanna know what did change? The price. It had gone down to $175. Wow, that was a big drop, but still I had to snub her. Another few weeks passed and I was so sure that someone saw this table in the same light as I did: stunning. To my surprise, she was still there! I thought to myself, "If it's down to $50.00, I will buy it!" and low and behold it wasn't $50.00, it was $15.00!!!!!! I snatched that tag off before the lady behind me was even able to look over my shoulder to peek at the price. It's mine! All miiiiiiine! Bwahahahahaha! I must have had a crazed look on my face, because she backed away ever so slowly. Sorry, lady! Better luck next time! I packed the table in the back of the Rav, drove out of the loading area and went back to work.
|Isn't she purty? There were markings on the underside that read: Made in 1935.|
I took her home later in the day and realized my dilemma. Aww crap, now I have to find some chairs! I had a counter height table with bar stools to match. That was not going to work.
|Before: Boring and cheaply made dining set from Target. Looked like everyone else's dining room. *Yawn*|
So on the hunt, I went! It took me a couple weeks, a little bit of haggling and batting of my short asian lashes to take home a four chair set for $20.00 from the DI. These chairs were just aching for a makeover!
|Hi! My name is fugly! (Just like this garage floor)|
Check out how awesome the grain turned out to be! No way I'm going to hide nature's design with paint!
I gutted the chairs and painted them white. No glaze this time. My goal was to make the table the main focus of the dining area. I already had the fabric for the chairs, so there was no need to make a trip to Joann.
Here it is, my new dining set with a fabulous vintage lamp, also from the DI for $3.00. I went with the same Glidden White paint as the chairs and stained the top with a MinWax Weathered Wood stain. Beware! That stuff stinks so bad when you apply it! Do it outside or in an extremely ventilated area and leave it there for a couple days. P U!
|Dimitri couldn't resist a photo op!|
I have now moved onto my current project: Kitchen revamp. It just does not go with the dining area!
|I really hate the odd shape of that island counter.|
Keep your eyes peeled for my next post: It's Christmas (yes, already) in the Smitten Household!