Vintage Finds..Our New Table

Last week had the pleasure of discovering new thrift stores and shopping in antique stores. To my happy surprise, my husband was more than helpful by watching our girls so that I could have this scavenging time with one of my best friends, Christina, who had come to visit from Texas.
We've been friends for 8 years, were college roommates for 2 of those years, and it was so nice to see her.

For the past 9 months or so, I have been falling out of love with my kitchen table. It was one of those tall, bistro style tables...and it was black.
My 3 year old couldn't get into the chairs by herself...our legs dangled when we sat in the chairs, and it just wasn't what I wanted.

I have had my eye on Cost Plus World Market's Sourav Table for quite some time. I'd complain sometimes to friends on FB about how much I wanted "my table" that was in the Cost Plus store.

We signed up for their customer rewards program, and were happily rewarded with 15% any purchase. I bit the bullet, sold my table, and with that coupon on top of it all, I had about 75% of my new table paid for.

Getting the table out of the store and into my car was a whole ordeal in and of itself. To make a long story short, we basically drove 2 hrs in the car with screaming babies, my friend got her toe smashed by one of the employees who pushed the table on top of her foot accidentally, and the table barely fit in the van once we did get it in there.

Needless to say, after all of that, I was so excited to dress it up a little like how I had pictured it in my mind. I can always count on Christina to tell me if it looks good, because she has fashion and decor sense Im not too savvy with.

Here are a few shots of what we crafted and found in thrift stores!

Chair makeover: $5.99 chair from the Goodwill in need of cushion TLC....recovered with fabric I already had!

The minute I saw this burlap brown fabric with silver-patterned flowers on it at Hobby Lobby, I knew I would want it for a table runner. I added a little gray ruffle and some cream lace to the ends.

I found this adorable chrome napkin holder for just 50 cents at Goodwill

My place settings are a mix of thrift store finds, and  things I already had.
Silver charger-Hobby Lobby
Cream Plate- already had (came from Target)
White small plate- thrift store find for 50 cents
Crystal Bowl- thrift store find for $1
Wooden napkin rings-  thrift store find (were brown, I painted cream) got 6 for $1
Vintage napkins- antique store love, so I splurged and paid $14 for 6 napkins

 My new favorite candle...from Hobby Lobby....sell for $9.99, but I had a 40% off coupon ;)

 AND LOOK! Noel sits at it all by herself, and loves to do her coloring there already!
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Thank you for taking a peek into our dining room table's new space.