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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever found a great furniture find thrifting?