Sometimes, patience pays off. We’ve been wanting a different kitchen table and chairs set for years, as our old one showed the scars of our girls’ toddler years, and was just not a good size for our current kitchen dining area. We’ve looked at new sets and old, but just never found anything we liked for the right price.
A recent junkin’ trip to a thrift store – looking for a different item entirely – led to one of my all-time favorite junkin’ finds.
This perfectly-sized oval table is from the late 1960s (in my estimation), but is in such good condition it’s almost like new.
The laminate top is absolutely immaculate! Did it sit, unused, in someone’s basement for the last fifty years?
The trim, which is plastic, just had to be glued back down in one spot.
Wood glue + a clamp = done.
The legs and frame are metal, and it even has a removable leaf.
The chair frames are also metal, and those fanciful chair backs are faux bois. (That’s a fancy way of saying “false wood”, plastic made to look like wood.)
What would you say that style is? It seems like Art Nouveau to me, any other thoughts? The vinyl upholstery is also in incredible condition, just a couple of torn corners. I do plan to recover these eventually in a dark blue to match my kitchen.
Don’t these Franciscan Starburst plates and atomic aqua salt and pepper shakers look terrific on this table? I’ll put a link below to the story on the very unlikely place I found those dishes.
Now, I usually don’t get into talking prices here on WCIJ, but this deal is just too fabulous not to brag about! It was priced at only $90!
As I stood there trying to decide with Hubby whether or not to get it, a store employee came over and said, “$75 and it’s yours”.
Decision made 🙂
Where were those vintage dishes hiding? Read the story here.