This is the third home we’ve lived and I’ve yet to own a dining room table. Every dining room has either sat empty or became a playroom. Purchasing a table just has never been a priority, and financially, not a possibility. If my husband had his way, there’d be a pool table in the middle of the dining room. My best friend actually has a gorgeous, custom dining table that converts into a full size pool table! You’d never know it. But sadly, for my husband, our dining room just isn’t large enough. So secretly, I’ve been in search of an affordable dining room table and now that my family is larger we need more space if we have company over!
Because my space won’t allow a large 110 inch long table, like I’d prefer, I thought a round pedestal table would fit nicely. Round tables really help create a cozy atmosphere for conversation. Below are some tables I had bookmarked for inspiration.
Just look at that ceiling! Isn’t this dining room beautiful with all the natural light?
pic source: Windsor Smith Home
I’m especially fond of large pedestal bases. They feel more visually balanced.
pic source: Restoration Hardware
There are so many beautiful tables out in the blogisphere but I needed to find one I could actually afford!
Then one day, not too long ago, I dropped into a local thrift store and just look at what I found! This pedestal table AND the four chairs. The price tag said $120!!!!! My mouth dropped open and I snatched up the price tag slip and
bolted , um, calmly walked to the nearest store clerk for some price clarification. Yep, $120 smack-a-roos, for the 60 inch table (YES! 60 inches! Woo-hoo!) and the 4 chairs. What an awesome deal!
I handed her my credit card immediately. In the meantime, three other women were scouring over the table in search of the price tag. (Mine Ladies! All mine! This is where I did my little MC Hammer-happy dance… in my head of course.)
Please ignore the rest of the dining room. It is in NO WAY decorated the way I’d like. It’s just been a storage area lately. And I’m not at all sure about the color scheme I’ll go with in there yet, or if that rug is even going to stay. The table needs a little TLC and I’d like to find four more chairs. The table will sit eight.
You have to see this table below. It is only a 48 in table and it alone sells for $1400. It is almost identical to my thrift store find! Don’t you just love a great bargain?
Pic source: Great Priced Furniture
A random stop at a thrift store scored me a beautiful 60 in dining room table and chairs for an incredible bargain. You just never know what you’ll find and that’s what makes thrift store shopping so fun!
What’s the BEST thing you’ve ever scored at a thrift store? Tell me about it!
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Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says
What a fantastic find! That’s what I love about ‘the hunt’ you never know what you will find!
I found four original watercolors this weekend…still doing research on them, but they are really something.
Carmel @ Our Fifth House says
What a great deal! I love it when that happens!
Blondie's Journal says
I am SO happy for you, Kim!! What a steal! The table and chairs are beautiful. I know you must be so excited to get started on your dining room. Have fun!
What a SCORE! Love it! I once found a dining table with leaf and four Windsor chairs at a thrift store for $80 and had much the same experience (jaw dropped and ran to the register to claim it!). It still sits in our dining room and I’m so thankful not to have spend thousands on a dining set–I can let my son do crafts and play without fretting over every little mark or scratch. Love second-hand treasures.
round pedestals are the best! we have one that i need to give some tlc too…but it works wonderfully at fitting our family and friends. awesome price!
Christa Delgado says
What a GREAT FIND and you will make the room look fabulous I’m sure!
Christianne @ Little Page Turners says
Can’t wait to enjoy your good cooking at it! And I never find anything worthwhile at thrift stores. I’m thrifting-challenged.
Donna Huisinga says
Wow is all I can say! My jaw is dropping. You scored big. Congrats. It is lovely–especially the pedestal.
Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) says
Now that is a great find! You are going to have lots of great dinners around that beauty.
Kim B. says
Is that an Ashley set by chance?? I have those EXACT same chairs & am FLOORED that you spent only $120.00 for the ENTIRE set!! WOW…the table ALONE is worth more then that! You GO GIRL!!
Kim @ Sand and Sisal says
Kim B. – I really don’t know who it’s made by and honestly I haven’t looked underneath yet! haha! Kim, you leave such nice comments all the time. I feel bad because I’d like to thank you by email but your email is not activated on Blogger. It can be activated in your Blogger settings. 🙂
WOW Kim, that was an amazing find!! And I think that is the exact table that’s pictured with the $1400 price tag! Crazy!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
Thanks so much for coming by today with this AWESOME treasure!!! That price is sooooo super duper LOW…you are one lucky gal!!!
marble top dining table says
What a fantastic find! I love it!
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