Confessions of a Goodwill Stalker :)
Leaving Goodwill the other day I saw some people dropping off a dining room table and chairs. Stalker alert!!! Eeerrrkkkkk. U-turn. Back into store.
Now do we need a new kitchen table? Not really. I’m just tired of our round, black one. I want a large rectangular white table to lighten things up.
The table is nice and sturdy and while it’s not my dream farmhouse table, it’ll do just fine for now. (And at 30 bucks, it’s $2700 less). I kinda like the interesting legs and metal scrolls underneath.
My first thought was to stain the top and paint the bottom white. But I’m not crazy about oak and the wood was sooooo dry. It needed more work than I was willing to put into it.
So I painted it Cloud White and gave it a good distressing. Ahhhh…so fresh and clean.
The chairs that went with it? Well, turns out they didn’t “go” with it and were too wide to fit comfortably under the table. So I am using my existing chairs (which I still love). I was looking forward to having upholstered seats but these will do for now.
My family gave me grief that they didn’t match. I kind of like the mis-matched look because they tie in with the black metal scrolls underneath the table and with our buffet that sits behind the table. But mostly because I really, really don’t want to paint the chairs. 🙂
So I consulted my design manual (Potterybarn.com) 😉 and searched till I found this.
If it’s good enough for good ol’ PB, then it’s good enough for me!
I love how the white table just brightens and lightens everything up!