My girlfriends and my husband were so sad when I sold our table, above. It has been a great 10 years but I sold it to a really nice guy who got it for a steal – $300 including the rug. He was such a pleasant soul which made me happy he took it off my hands.
My friends are very sentimental about my things. They were sad when I moved from my town home and expressed sadness, “Nooooo!” when I told them I was selling our dining table (I am not very sentimental about things). I promised they would love the new dining table, once I committed to one.
So, I began my search – and at first I wanted a vintage Milo Baughman burl wood table like so –
I know, so mid century vintage, but I knew I could make it work.
I also spotted a similar table that I wanted so so bad on Anthropologie –
I think Benjamin told me something along the lines of me needing to sell my plasma to get this table. Isn’t it stunning? Like classic, gorgeousness, my heart is jumping! Ricki told me I could definitely get away with the look if I softened it with chairs, so that was the goal – and playing the lottery.
But then, the interior design gods – aka Restoration Hardware, decided to have a private sale on everything in stock! I had spotted a gorgeous table on S Fawn D‘s feed and in person when I went to her home for a Google industrial film. A little peek on the RH site because I know she’s a big fan, I stumbled across the very unique table with a time sensitive price tag.
Now ladies and gentleman, come on over for dinner, I can seat 6-8!
The 72″ – 96″ (has a 24″ drop-leaf) was for $745! After delivery and taxes it put us a little over $1,000 but what a great deal. I mean, I still would be happy taking the Anthropologie burlwood table but this table makes much more sense.
I’m off to find some chairs, I’m leaning towards thonet style:
But they don’t look very comfy…these are darling too!
And so begins the hunt for chairs – meanwhile we’re using country wicked chairs I bought from Craigslist for a baby shower I hosted last spring – so no rush until I find the right ones!
No, I can’t just use those (Benjamin already asked).