Sunday, September 11, 2011

Crazy Beautiful French Provincial Dining Room Furniture

For about a month I've been stalking a Craigslist ad for a full french provincial dining room set, but I just sent my baby off to college and my available funds were somewhat diminished.  So $475, though probably not a terrible price, was out of my comfort zone for furniture I certainly don't need and to be truthful, don't have the room for.  But then someone else listed an entire set for $200.  I was torn for about 3 minutes.... where was I going to put it?  I decided I would figure it out somehow, and it became mine.  Here is the server, which is going to be the bottom of the china cabinet once I figure out how to get the top of it up my winding stairwell:

Here is the bottom of the china cabinet, which will be my server since it fits so nicely under my sunroom windows.  Luckily they are the same length and shape, one is just several inches shorter than the other. 

Isn't my halloween runner cute?  It fits perfectly (covering the damaged top)!

In addition to the top of the china cabinet, there are 4 chairs in my garage and a table upside down on the floor waiting for the correct tool to put the legs back on.  I don't know exactly what it is, only that I don't have it.  Plus, turning a table right side up is not an easy job for one person, particularly furniture as ridiculously heavy as this. 

I'm hoping to have it all in place soon, and then I'll decorate around it and live with it for a while as is.  I want to paint the room a soft gray-blue, have a chandelier installed over the table, and then eventually I will paint it to look like this.  At least, that is the plan as of today.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week ahead!


Lisa @ akawest said...

Wow, you did great! The Halloween runner is very cute. Now, go find the needed tool for the legs!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Thanks for stopping by. What a great find. I have a similar one in my dining room. It's going to look beautiful when you refinish it like your inspiration piece. As for the top, you can always repurpose it into a book case or display shelf and use it elsewhere in your home.

jabroon piece said...

Radiator Covers
We all love our dining rooms and would do almost everything to make it look elegant and stylish. I liked the posts and cool layout you have here.

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