goodwill furniture find


A table in our kitchen nook was pretty much non existent for a few months. The chairs on our 8 year old Walmart special gave out on us a few months ago and instead of rushing out to get something new, I was patient and spent time looking on Craisglist and in thrift stores for something unique. I knew I wanted something not so cookie cutter. I had also seen a great marble coffee table that was screaming at me to take it home, but that will be for another day when my bank account agreed with it!

On a trip to Pier 1 to pick up furniture for our outdoor space I came across a round glass table, very similar to what I envisioned for the space. I initially wanted it with dark wood but unfortunately since it was clearance I was going to take what they had or carry on with an empty breakfast nook. Seeing as how I was a little tired of explaining to people why we didn’t have a table in our kitchen I decided to get it. A friend of mine told me to get some antique furniture from somewhere like antiquesworld.co.uk, and as much as I do like antique furniture, I didn’t feel like it would fit in at our house at the moment.

Table was marked down from $250 to $100. Yes please.

Loaded the table up into my car and it has sat in our nook for nearly 3 months with no chairs…..until yesterday.

I went into the Goodwill to drop some things off and decided to take a peek around the place. Stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this set.

Goodwill thrifted furniture

The chairs were calling my name but I was ignoring the table that I didn’t need. I begged the manager to split the set for me.

Nope.

So I sat for nearly 20 minutes with the sold tag in my hand sniggling at all of the people coming in, stopping to look at it while I decided if I wanted to drop $70 for the set. After a few snaps and texts saying girl you better get that. I slid on over to the register.

They were mine and I couldn’t be happier. Noticed I said they, as in chairs cause the table is just a technicality. We’ll find something to do with it or sell it.

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I have some big changes coming to the kitchen. I have scheduled myself to get out the paint brush and ladder and paint the walls white on June 29-30. Once the kitchen is white, I’ll make a decision on whether I am going to sand and re-stain the chairs or paint them.

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There is a fifth chair but for now it is hanging out in my son’s room until it is needed in the kitchen.

Yes, I know this will be the third time painting the kitchen. The first and second times I was just practicing. I think I have finally found the aesthetic I want so I am looking forward to moving forward with my dreams of a modern/traditional/transitional farmhouse kitchen. You’ll see.

In case you don’t see the beauty in these chairs, they are called Windsor chairs and looking at these gives me a strong desire to paint them black. We’ll see. I love buying new furniture, it’s so exciting! I’ve actually come across a site which sells recycled plastic furniture and Plastic wood. We do need some new fence panels for the garden so I’ll probably be buying off this website soon.

Windsor chairs

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9 Comments

  1. make that table a storage thing. I have my old table in my garage and I have things stacked on it and if you need it for a get together yasss or sell it in your next community garage sale.

  2. Both the Pier 1 and Goodwill finds are great! My parents are hounding me to get a table, because currently we use tray tables, don’t judge us, lol!

    I need to head over to our local Goodwill.

    But, does the table have a slab in it where, it can become smaller, maybe Baby Girl needs a table to serve tea to her little friends and entertain???

  3. Those chairs were perfect for the table. I can’t wait to see the transformation. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with my living room after almost a year of being here. Perhaps after a year, I’ll start with the decorating.
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