Yesterday after my blog post I started searching Craigslist again (like I have been every day for the past few weeks) for the perfect dining room table and chairs. I have been looking for something old and made of real wood, that had potential but was cheap. I finally came across a table with a bench seat, it's a breakfast nook. They were asking $100 and that's the cheapest deal I have found so far for something like this! Plus it's original. It has tons of cracked white paint, and underneath looks like someone painted it green once upon a time too, so I have a TON of sanding to do. It's made of pine and is very sturdy, and I LOVE it!! It fits so perfectly in the corner of our dining area. As much as I want to get started on it NOW... I can't. I have no where to store it really and we have Mother's Day brunch at our house Sunday, and my aunt coming that day and staying through Thursday, and I don't want to have the table on our back porch that whole time. So, I'm being patient for once and we're going to use the table as it is through the next week. Then, next weekend after my aunt leaves and I have some free time, I'm going to start on it! I have to show it to you guys though of course.
Here she is:
Isn't it adorable?
I know the chairs aren't the most original looking.. but once this thing is painted (white of course) I know it's going to look gorgeous and be exactly what my dining room needed! The bench seats open up for storage too! How cool is that? Also, after I paint it white, I'm going to do seat covers and bench covers to match I think... just haven't decided on the colors yet, we will see.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! :)