Friday, May 13, 2011

Dinette before and after

About a month and a half ago I was on a mission. I wanted a 2 seater table for my kitchen. At first my vision had a more retro country feel with one of those little rectangle farmhouse drop leaf tables, and while $100-$150 isn't a bad price for one, it was more than I wanted to pay. so I kept looking, knowing that eventually the perfect table would eventually be found.

Well one morning while on my way to take Minion 2 to an estate sale--Longer story, I will fill you in on that at a later date.--we stopped by a moving sale, and the clouds parted and a golden beam of light shone down upon this diamond in the rough!.

Ok, it didn't really happen like that, but this set was on their porch so I asked if they might be going to sell it too. They said sure, we'd take $25 for it, and just like that it was mine!
I just love the mid century mod lines and  it was actually in pretty darn good condition already.

It's taken me this long to get it finished, due to weather and illness, but today I finally felt well enough to get the chair seats covered and here she is now!
The paint is Krylon Cherry Red, The fabric is DSQuilts (found in Joann Fabrics) I love it!
Oh..and less than a week after I bought this I found a vintage oval drop leaf set for $25..Did I get it anyway? Oh you bet I did! LOL

Ok, it's time to go get some groceries, a week on the couch has meant a lot of meal rearranging, Hubby has been wonderful, and I wish I hadn't been so sick so I could have enjoyed the weeks worth of someone else cooking dinner!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG, it's gorgeous! I am looking for a set just like that, will have to start scouting out yard sales! Great job!

lori said...

cute! i love it. and it's red, which means ethan would love it too!

Diane said...

Very cute, love the color you painted it.

Dandelion Quilts said...

This turned out darling, Michelle. Just darling.