Friday, August 10, 2012

Dinner Party Anyone?

The time has finally come. I have upgraded to a new dining room table and chairs! My old table and chairs were great and served me well for 2 years, but the time came to move on. The old table and chairs were a steal on Craigslist - $150 for the whole shebang. However, it only sat 4 people (unless you pulled out the leaf, but I only had 4 chairs anyway) and was pub height. I really wanted a regular height table that could seat 6.

Check out how u-g-l-y the dining room was when I first moved in!!

Anyway... I went ahead and put the table and chairs on Craigslist for $300 to see if I would get any bites. I got so many emails and in the end sold it for $250. Not bad, right? I'll accept a $100 profit! I had also been saving up for a while, so I was ready to start looking. I browsed several different places, but ended up settling on I found the perfect table and chairs for me there. I loooove dark, chocolate brown stained furniture so when I found a table and chairs that came in a beautiful Espresso color and were inexpensive to boot, I was pretty happy.

I chose the Havana Carson Table, which was $207 and I ordered 6 of these dining chairs.

After using a 10% off promo code and getting $1 shipping, my total came to $469. Yay! And I already had $250 from selling the old table on Craigslist! When the new table and chairs came I had to assemble all the furniture. It took a long time to put all those chairs together, but it was worth it. I was so proud of myself after I finished them all. :) The table was easy peasy after that.

Here are my new table and chairs in their home:

As you can see, the old living room rug got moved into the dining room.

I pretty much love them! :)


Kara said...

It's so beautiful!! I absolutely love Overstock, they literally have everything! And $1 shipping is so not bad. You're kinda my hero. :)

Elle Sees said...

i love them too! and i want to live in your gorgeous home!! ;)

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Wow you made your living/dining room so beautiful. It's so modern, stylish and lovey!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

Faith said...

it looks so good! such a gorgeous dining room! said...

Love the new set!! Your dining room is gorgeous! That new set really looks great in there and good job making a profit on the old one too!