My husband and I bought our home over a year ago, and it finally feels like we are putting our stamp on it. We have recently been watching a lot of HGTV and getting inspired by the 'Do It Yourself' shows. We had recently been discussing getting a new dining room set (our current set included my husbands old poker table with an MDF cutout on top) and the cost was ridiculous.
Enter: Craigslist. I heart Craigslist.
We bought this table:
And my husband turned it into this:
We also bought six solid oak dining chairs:
And together with my husband (he, the painter, me, the upholster-er) we turned them into this:
What a difference it made in our dining room.
Because I'm so excited about how much money we saved compared to buying a set brand new, I'm going to tell you how much this stunning ensemble set us back:
Solid Oak Dining Table with leaf (Craigslist): $45
6 Solid Oak Dining Chairs (Craigslist): $100
Upholstery Fabric: $120
I cannot describe the joy this brings me. The savings, coupled with the way it turned out . . . love.