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Monday, May 12, 2014

My New Kitchen Table

I was not in the market for a new kitchen table. I had a big wooden table with six chairs and it worked great for us and fit all our guests, but I had dreams of a table with antique white distressed legs and a barn wood top. My plan was to re-do our table by myself. It was a project that intimidated me and I kept putting it off. Then, one day I was antique/flea market shopping in the area and I laid eyes upon the most gorgeous table that was exactly what I was looking for. I thought it was a reasonable price and I ended up buying it that day. The only problem was that it didn't have chairs. At first I thought I would keep my chairs and just paint them to match, but I really didn't like the way they went with the table. I had trouble selling my old table without the chairs so I finally decided to start looking for some new chairs. I knew I wanted parson chairs, but I didn't want to pay the price (I'm a super tight wad).

I got online to browse Facebook and a set of parson chairs on an online yard sale page popped up on my news feed. I knew it was meant to be. I messaged the girl and scored these two parson chairs for $25. I was pumped. They needed some TLC...the springs were broken, I wanted to stain the legs, and recover them.
The chairs before

I researched fabric for hours trying to find exactly what I wanted. Finally, I stumbled upon a website called Warehouse Fabrics. They had tons of fabric to choose from and they are super cheap. I got my fabric for less than $9 a yard. Shipping was free on orders over $35, and it shipped to me in less than a week (and that was with it being back ordered). Needless to say, I was super impressed and I will for sure be using them again.

I found the sweetest lady locally that is a saint and a pro at reupholstering. I'm so glad a friend referred me to her and if you need her name and info, please let me know. I'd be glad to give her more business and I know  you will be happy with her work. She fixed the springs, recovered the chairs, and stained the legs all for $66. In my opinion, after getting quotes from many other places back home, that price is unheard of. I picked up the chairs tonight and I was so pleased. They are exactly what I wanted.
The chairs after

I wanted 3 parson chairs and a bench, so if anyone finds a good deal on a parson chair, please let me know. I'm on the lookout. I found a little bench at a local antique store a few weeks ago. It was cheap and had a rustic, shabby chic look. I'm not quite sure if I'll stain the wood like the top of the table, or if I'll just leave it be. I'm kind of liking it as is. It has white chipped paint on the legs, but I think I'm okay with that. What do you think?

I guess I'll stop boring you with all my explanations, and just show you the finished product. Just imagine it with one more matching parson chair. 

I'm super happy with the end result and I'm so glad I found the table, chairs and an awesome new upholstery friend. I will be using her again! Oh and I'm happy to announce that my old table sold this weekend...YAY!!!

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