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Dining Table

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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33 thoughts on “Dining Table

  1. Jeni says:

    YAY! It looks gorgeous in your space! And those chairs are perfect!

  2. coconutrobot says:

    I love it! It seriously fits the space just perfectly!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Kacia! I hope to use it for many years. 🙂

  3. brianne says:

    hooray!!!! 🙂

  4. Vanessa says:

    Beautiful table! Love the mix of wood and white. I’m wanting to do some built in shelving in my living room – hoping one day I’ll be brave enough to take on the project!! 🙂

  5. Snafferfella says:

    I once owned a table just like yours. I purchased it new, in Minneapolis, in 1991. I loved the table and brought it with me when I moved to Texas. I later replaced the table with a teak dining set from my parents house, which is a true mid-century modern set, purchased in the mid 1950s. I tried for weeks to sell the table like yours on Craig’s list and on a neighborhood sell list. Apparently teak is not a favorite in San Antonio. I ended up giving it to a charity resale furniture store. They planned to sell it and 6 chairs for $100.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Oh wow! That’s so crazy! Golden Age did a great job restoring this vintage table. 🙂 I’m happy to start using it!

  6. Robyn says:

    I have this exact dining table! My parents bought the set with the chairs 25ish years ago. It’s so handy and a really clever design with the pull out sides.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Awesome! I think it’ll come in super handy. 🙂

  7. Charise says:

    Beautiful Table Anna! We are actually just starting an extensive remodel on our 1908 Seattle Bungalow.
    I created a Zillow Digs board here:
    http://www.zillow.com/digs/ChariseCreates-boards/Bryant-Bungalow-Remodel/

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Oh that’s so exciting Charise!!! I can wait to have a look at your board. 🙂

  8. dana says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love every bit of this room…especially the heart bowls 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. dana says:

    And I don’t know what website just linked to my name. haha. I’m changing that 🙂

  10. Christina says:

    I have the same table!!!! I love it! We got it from a coworker who was changing their decor. It can with four beautifully upholstered chairs. Congrats on your find!

  11. Donna Baker says:

    That’s beautiful and a perfect fit! I hope some day to purchase one with character, for now the one we have we bought off craigslist will do.

  12. Mary S says:

    I love your table, but I want to ask is the piece of furniture with your bowls and books in the background ,old or new. I love it

  13. Love the whole scene, the white chairs go great with the table. I am on a similar online dining table hunt. We currently eat on a plastic Lifetime folding table. Good luck on the rug!

  14. Marcia R says:

    Love it!!! And it is perfect with your dresser. The look is so clean and simple. Love everything about it.

  15. Colleen says:

    My grandparents had the best kitchen table in the middle of their kitchen, the kitchen was a large square room with doors 3 walls and the sink on the 4th so the tad was right in the middle there were “extensions or leaves” that giggled from under 2 opposite sides and came up level with the table and sliding boards held them up. And they had an electric outlet in the floor under that that.

    Their dinning room had a huge oak table

    I have no idea what you need the rug to be teeth/chewing proof or not a hair collector
    I an knitting on big needles a fabric rug it will be 100 % machine washable and is all cotton
    It is very easy I only know the knit stitch and with this size needle tension has not been an issue .
    Not chew proof I am sure but why would the dog chew cotton fabric? Knitted into a rug if it doesn’t chew quilts ?
    Other wise buy rugs at IKEA and see how that goes

    I am also collecting scraps of fabrics to make a wrapped cotton rope(clothesline) rug while I will wash it I think but at the laundry mat and having not done it I don’t know what it will wash like
    Colleen

  16. I have a Danish Teak table almost like yours, but mine is a bit bigger I think. It is called “Dutch extensions” not leaves. It’s been a great table since forever. It’s from Denmark and is very narrow. Getting a tablecloth to fit is a bear, so I just use yardage from Joannes or other home Dec fabric for tablecloths. You do need to buy three different sizes though.

  17. Look at Dash and Albert rugs. I have a cotton runner my dog puked on (yeah they do that) and it was easy to clean. Flat, natural, etc… Love the table and your patterns!

  18. Janice in California says:

    My parents purchased the exact same table (with chairs and side cabinet) waayyyy back in the early 60’s. They still have and use the table and chairs. I have the side cabinet. Each piece looks as nice as it did when they bought them. As kids, we thought the Dutch extensions were an amazing design feature. Enjoy your table. It is gorgeous in your home.

  19. Karen says:

    How stunning! My son and daughter-in-law picked a table that looks very similar. With 1 big dog, 2 cats and a toddler, she picked an indoor/outdoor rug from IKEA. Very modern, washable and indestructible. You might want to take a peek. They’re not grass anymore!

  20. Love the table and the whole room! I’m in the process of redoing my sewing space (which is literally half my studio apartment!) and wishing I had room to have a dining room just like yours!

  21. Jessica says:

    Beautiful table! Since our house has a toddler, a preschooler, two cats and a dog, my best advice for hard-wearing dinning room rugs is to get an indoor/outdoor rug. They aren’t super plush, but good ones look like natural materials (ours looks like seagrass) and washing spilled food or pet puke (it happens, and always on a rug) is a breeze. And there are a lot of great patterned ones out there too.

  22. Alana says:

    I love mid-century modern furniture and have a set of four Moller chairs that I got on EBay. They sell them brand new (model #71: http://www.dwr.com/product/moller-side-chair-71-woven.do?sortby=ourPicks&page=2) for a ridiculous price!! I’ve been looking for a matching table…but prices on vintage stuff has gone up a lot in the last 5-10 years.

    Your table is gorgeous!

    Under our dining room table, we have a sisal rug which works well with food spills and I’d imagine with dogs as well 🙂 They’re pretty low maintenance. Also, there’s FLOR which is the rug tile system. That’s great for under a dining room table also as each tile can be lifted and cleaned if necessary. Much more manageable. With your taste, though, I’m sure you’ll find something amazing!!

  23. Kay says:

    Are you getting a dog? Table and chairs look fabulous.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      I have a dog! She’s an 11 year old Beagle (and I guess she doesn’t make an appearance much on the blog!) 🙂

  24. Tracy G says:

    Beautiful table! Thanks for the tip on the shop – I live in Minneapolis and didn’t know it existed (even though it’s less than a mile from where I get my hair cut!) And SR Harris is the best. You’ve got to have stamina to shop there but it’s amazing what you can find. I bought fabric there for a duvet cover, bed skirt and curtains (all at different times, mind you) and am so happy with them. That place is a gem.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Awesome Tracy! Sounds like you’re a SR Harris pro. 🙂

  25. Tracy G says:

    Forgot to mention a rug recommendation – flor.com. I have carpet tiles from them that I assembled into a rug and I really like it. It’s durable and very easy to clean. They have lots of fun styles that you can arrange in different ways. And it looks like they’re having a sale right now – bonus 🙂

    1. Anna Graham says:

      oh thank you! I’ve been curious about flor!

  26. Shaena says:

    Such a beautiful space. My husband is in the military so I only dream of decorating a space I love. 🙂

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