We hubs finished the dining room window repairs last week. The area rug was cleaned and the room is all dressed up for fall. Isn't there's something missing?
Where's the furniture?
I've we've tried out a minimum of 7 different sets in here over the years. The Charmer doesn't have a family room and our main living area is rectangular in shape.
Our dining room is really our living room - being an older home the Charmer's dining room is larger so we use it as our "family" room. Setting up a full dining set restricts our entertaining area and isn't versatile enough. So I've been on the outlook for a drop leaf table.
Last year I met Pat at a garage sale she was having. Over the year we've become friends. Pat is a
hoarder no, one of the best pickers ever! Her garage is full to the brim and you can hardly get in the door, but she has one of the prettiest cottage homes I've ever seen. I've begged her to let me show her home on my blog, she's tickled, but always tells me she has to clear things out first.
Well let me tell you that ain't e.ver gonna happen!
Last week Pat called to tell me she had a gate leg drop leaf table she recently found, I headed right over.
Pat sold the table to me for $35, when it was in her garage the color looked more mustard. I''m not to sure about the color, I know I'll at least sand/stain the top darker (love dark natural tops), but not till after the holidays.
I love the versatility the drop leaf table provides - can be opened half way..
Or completely opened. I also love the gate legs base on the table.
I like the fact that I can close her up and push up against the windows...
A few days later I was looking on Craig's list for chairs and found two parson chairs..
They were $10 each, very comfortable and have the cutest legs..
The legs have a cottage feel to them. Even though the fabric doesn't work I plan on making slip covers that I'll start on this week. The legs won't be tackled till after the holidays.
The hubs laughed when he seen I already decorated her up a bit. What can I say!
My decorating style lends to angling furniture in a room, this angle let's me sit looking at the fireplace or looking out the windows!
Do you like my
new old drop leaf table - I sure do!
Can't wait to see your creative inspiration this Sunday for the Sunday's Best #52 Par.tay!