Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dining Room Furniture!

OK - if you are following The Creative Me on facebook, you would have seen this sneak peek I posted earlier this week...

Back in September, before we even started our current renovation, I found these lovelies on Kijiji (which is Canada's answer to Craig's List).  The listing showed 6 chairs, a dining room table, buffet/sideboard and a china cabinet...ALL FOR THE LOW, LOW PRICE OF $200.00 - (YES, PEOPLE YOU READ IT RIGHT, 200 BUCK-A-ROOS!!!)  I thought for sure it was a misprint, but no, when I contacted the seller, he confirmed it was $200 - I showed McG - who agreed we wouldn't find this bargain again and we should jump on it - WOO HOO! I was so excited, I called and made arrangements to go out the very next day...

We borrowed the neighbour's trailer (we just love this new neighbour - he's got all kinds of cool toys) and headed out - with tarps of course, because you know it was raining that day and we weren't waiting in case someone else had seen the ad and was dreaming about these beauties!

As you can see they have been re-finished using a very glossy mahogany stain/varnish...not really my style, but they really fill the space in the dining room well...The china cabinet has gone into the spare bedroom for now and the buffet is still in the garage, as we already had a buffet in the dining room.  This one is going to a friend of mine, and then the new matching one will take its place of honour.

I quickly added some style to the was very sunny that day, so hopefully its not too bright.

The chairs are currently covered in a blue vinyl, which is quite ugly but I guess it was easy to clean for the prior owners.  I found the fabrics below at our local Walmart, each remnant was almost 2 yards of upholstery grade fabric for $9.97 each.

 Here's the fabric laying on the chairs so you can help me decide...

McG prefers the wavy stripes and I think I do as well.  The background is a greyed taupe and the waves are aqua, yellow and chartreuse green.  All those colours are in the tablecloths that I showed you here.  The darker small patterned fabric has the same teal colour as the kitchen, so I think I will use it to re-upholster the bar stools there.

This set will have to wait until spring to get its new finish - CHALK PAINT - cause its way too cold to play out in the garage now that the winter weather has set in...and I just don't have the room to do it inside. I am leaning towards staining the top of the table and the top of the buffet a dark walnut and then using a white or off-white chalk paint on the rest of the set...

I'd love to hear what you think about my dining room steal of a deal! - I can't wait to decorate this up for Christmas - a full living room/dining room reveal is very close to happening!


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  1. I like both materials. I think the first one though would go with your furniture style better:) Thanks for sharing.

  2. thanks for your input - I really love how you painted your pie safe

  3. I like the wavy one too! I have a set of chairs to do but I'm afraid that they'll have to wait until 2013! :)

    1. thanks for stopping by - I can't wait until they are all done!


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