Happy July all! It’s so hard to believe we are in the midst of summer. It’s a sad fact but also on the flip side, it means lots of garage sales, flea markets, and all sorts of thrifty fun. Did you you know? I have moved and have chosen to decorate my new home with mainly thrifty decor. The first part of the reveal can be seen here. It showcases my living room and all the treasures that it adorns. Part 2 Thrifty Decorated New House will feature the dining room. Are you ready for a peek?
Come on in and sit a spell in my dining room and I’ll tell you all about it.
I didn’t move much from my old dining room to the new one. To be truthful, I was looking forward to something “new”. Now when I say new, please understand that only means “new” to me. I very rarely buy something brand span-kin new. Thus came my Part 2 Thrifty Decorated New House. So when I was in need of a dining room table, my first thought was craigslist .
There it was. This beautiful farmhouse table unopened in the box. The sellers accidentally purchased two, and had one assembled in there home for viewing. With a “make an offer” attached to the posting, I couldn’t pass up going to see it. Yup, I just loved it.! Leaving the leaf in would make it just the perfect size for the space. I made an offer, they accepted and now it is the center piece of my dining room. Such a great find!
Next on the dining room agenda was to find seating to go along with the farmhouse table. Looking through online resale sites, I came across 4 industrial metal high back chairs. Going out of my comfort zone, I thought it might be a little fun mix up some of the finishes. I don’t do much with the industrial look, but I’m very pleased with how they look with the table. However, there was a problem. I still was short seating. Then I recalled a cute vintage store I frequent often on my travels back home called, Twisted Sisters. It was there I remembered seeing a wonderful upcycled painted pew. I gave them a call, got the measurements and it fit perfectly! I lucked out. I made a road trip, tucked it in my vehicle and it came home with me. That did it. It completed my seating area.
Luckily for me, my painted hutch and buffet from the my previous home slid right into place and looked like it belonged there right from the beginning. I lucked out with that.
I added Bessie and a resale cabinet on a side wall, a little odds and ends of thrifty found accessories, and Part 2 My Thrifty Decorated New House was complete. Please stop back soon to see what else has been happening.