I finally found a dining table for our dining room! After a couple years of searching and feeling like I had scoured the internet from top to bottom looking for every possible table that might work, I found it. I really had my heart set on purchasing something on local on Craigslist, but apparently the only dining tables being sold in our area in the last two years were either junky looking or completely without character.
I’d periodically check larger area Craigslist listing to see if something fun was driving distance, but things didn’t ever quite align with my vision of the perfect table. A shop in the Minneapolis area was one I had my eye on for the last several years, Golden Age Design. I’m thinking it’s the same person/company I purchased my chairs from, but before they opened their weekend popup shop they now operate. Conveniently I was meeting up with some friends to check out SR Harris (fabric warehouse mecca) and I managed to convince them to stop in to the showroom. Thank goodness for measuring tapes, friends, and cell phones with husband’s that answer them. I picked out this gem, a simple Danish teak table. I think it’s just the right size and matches my Danish dresser that I had gotten for a steal years ago. The ends each extend and I think it’s going to be a great place to eat when we have guests and great for homework and puzzles the rest of the time. Bill, the owner, and his team were amazing to work with and so knowledgable.
Being a chair collector, I haven’t really had a set of four chairs that matched in a while. There’s not many things more thrilling to me than stopping at an estate sale and finding a super awesome chair – which unfortunately most of the time don’t come in full sets. So I had my eye on these Salt chairs from Design Within Reach. I know there are tons of other similar styled chairs (including these at Target), but I really wanted something that will last and I could finally commit to coughing up the cash. Surprisingly I didn’t wait forever to decide on buying them, maybe because when I bought them they were on sale!
Next on my little list is finding a dog-proof rug to put under the table and having this light fixture installed above it! Let me know if you have any rug recommendations, I’d love to see! Are you working on any remodeling or decorating projects?