FINE DINING – FURNITURE FINDS

 

My lovely tulip table.

My lovely tulip table.

Because the kitchen and dining room in the new house will all be one space I’ve kept my dining room furniture in mind while planning the kitchen design to make sure everything will work well together. The dining room furniture pieces I have so far are things I’ve gotten over the past few years. The beautiful 1960s oval tulip table and chairs (above) with their original yellow vinyl seat cushions are one of my favorite vintage furniture pieces. I had searched for a tulip table for quite some time when I saw this set online at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in a town that was three hours away. I wanted the set so badly but alas, it was out of my price range. I lucked out that it didn’t sell for a few weeks and eventually they advertised a half price sale. I was able to pay for it over the phone and my sister and her boyfriend were nice enough to take the trip to pick it up with his truck. Every time I walk into my current kitchen it makes me smile. There is really no room for more than a tiny two seater table in my current dining room so it sits there but really isn’t useable. So I can’t wait to put it in our new spacious dining room where it will be the room’s highlight and not just stuffed in a corner like it is now.

Stereo credenza for the dining room.

Stereo credenza for the dining room.

I really want to add some teak wood to the dining room and kitchen area to give the rooms some warmth. I picked up this teak stereo credenza at a garage sale a few summers ago for only $20 – score! The record player in it doesn’t work and has cracked so I will likely remove the stereo and use it for storage. Eventually I’d like to find an actual dining room buffet with more suitable storage but for now it will work. It will likely go on the far wall behind the table and can hold a few colourful vases.

 

mid century pendant light.

mid century pendant light.

And this mid century pendant light was a barn sale find. I think it will look great above the table and match nicely with the credenza and the white of the table and cabinets. I am still looking for the perfect piece of art for the dining room. I’d love to find a large original mid century abstract painting but I will likely paint something myself until I find the perfect piece of original art.

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