Good morning everyone ~

Hope everyone had a great weekend and got to catch up on projects and maybe even relax a little?

I spent a little time on Craigslist this morning and I’m shocked by how many amazing dining room sets you can get for less than $300!

My own table came from Craigslist and my poor husband drove 2 hours in snow to go pick it up for me but I love a round table and they are not easy to find! It was an awful brownish red and I sanded it lightly, primed it and painted it, what else?  Rustoleum’s Heirloom White!

It’s been over 2 years and it has held up great probably because I used Minwax Wipe On Poly which was a breeze to use.

My Dining Room

Sometimes you will only find a table or just chairs but I actually prefer a “non match-y” look since it is a little more interesting. Last thing you want is to have your house look like you stepped into Raymour & Flanigan and bought whatever was on the floor.. boring…

Some inspiration photos…

I found this dining room set this morning and already sent them an email to see if its still available.

I like the chunky base of this table more than the one I have so we’ll see.

They are asking $200 for this set! Crazy cheap! I don’t want the chairs but will add them to my staging inventory and use my current antique chairs (below) with the French grain sack seats..

As I’m always telling my clients, furnishing your home beautifully, does not have to be expensive, you just have to look outside the normal places to shop. Think Goodwill, Salvation Army, thrift stores and even the curb!

Hope some of these photos inspired you to finally get that dining room finished! If you find anything, don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know.

Have a great day everyone!