Thrifty Thursday: My Thrift Store Dining Set

When I moved into my new place last fall I knew that I would need a new dining set. I sold my old one (that I’d had for 11 years) before I moved and was on the look out for something new. And round.

The day I showed my mom the place she wanted to drive around and see the neighborhood. While we were driving around we saw a round wood table sitting outside another house that was being worked on. She talked me into going to see if they were getting rid of it. They were and said I could have it. Score! After a bit of lifting and a couple scratches to the back end of my car, we got the table back to the house.

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Now we had a table but no chairs. The plane was to redo/refinish the table, so we could get any sort of wood chairs to go along with them since they would be redone as well. On another mom & Meg outing we found a set of two matching white chairs at a thrift store for $10 each. Then a couple week later my mom found another set of matching chairs for $10 for the pair. So for $30 I got a table and 4 chairs. The only thing left was to redo them all.

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One weekend after I moved into my house my mom and I sanded the table. Then over the next few weeks I repainted it. The table was too big and too heavy to move in and out of the house on my own, so I put a tarp under it and painted it in the house. I painted the top a shiny white and the base the same aqua that I painted my kitchen.

The two white chairs stayed white and I just repainted the seats the same aqua color. The two chairs my mom found needed a complete overhaul. I removed the seats, sanded the chairs, and painted them a shiny white. The seats were fabric and needed new fabric and new foam. It took awhile to find the fabric I wanted, but once I did I got to work.

I have never seen so many rusty staples in my whole life! After getting all the staples out it didn’t take long to replace the foam and recover the seats.

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Once I was done with everything I was head over heels in love with my dining set. It took a lot of work, but it turned out just the way I wanted it.

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