9/21/11

A good deal? You tell me!

Hey everyone!  If you've been reading my blog for awhile, or at least since we moved, you know I mentioned that I really wanted to get a kitchen table to replace the bar-height table.  I really had a vision of a round table that would accommodate at least 6 people, maybe more if I could get one with a leaf.  I wanted to have casual family meals in the kitchen eating area where we (me) wouldn't worry about little ones & my light-colored carpeted dining room.....lol, I would try not to fret about that, but I know I would. Well, I had been watching Craigslist with no luck until a couple of days ago.  The seller was located in my town -- can you believe that?  We drove over last night, liked what we saw, bought it and brought it home. Do you want to see?

First, let me share a description of what I purchased......I know, I'm such a tease!  I got a 48" round, claw-foot, oak table with a 24" leaf, 2 captains chairs, 4 side chairs, & a complete set of custom table pads, including one for the leaf.  The seller told me it was 30-40 years old, so not in pristine condition & that the chairs needed a bit of TLC.  So, in actuality, 2 of the side chairs need quite a bit of work but the others aren't in bad shape.  Soooo...........
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I'm only going to use the 4 best chairs until we (meaning The Man) gets the other 2 repaired.

The set was in bad need of cleaning, & it was very thirsty!  Oops, Abby had to give the set her approval!

Someone had actually used a couple of the chairs when they were painting, because the seats were very scuffed & there were paint spatters all over them.  Who does that?  And yes, a spindle is missing.  We'll replace it with one from the really bad chair!

Love the base and legs -- both were in good shape with little or no scuffing.

Here I've used Old English on just half of the back -- amazing difference.  I love the detail in the carving on the back of the chairs.

Here I have one finished & one not.

Now on to the table top.  Before......

.....and After.

The base & the feet came out beautifully!


Ta-Da!  I just love it!  Now, would you like to know how much I paid?  Of course you would.
I paid $125.  Yes, I said $125!  I'm absolutely "giddy" with excitement about this purchase, but you tell me, did I get a good deal?
CAS

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25 comments:

Tina said...

You got a great deal! It cleaned up very nice! I love the detail on the back of the chairs also. Yea, I think you should be very happy with yourself for buying this great set.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yes, you got a good deal. My son has mine just like it..4 chairs...and it is about 15 years old...we paid about 350.00 for it new....

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Cas, and I think you got it at a great bargain!! Now that you have polished it up, it looks brand new!!

XO,
Jane

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Great purchase, you cant buy real wood for that price in the store. I think it was money well spent and will last forever.

Mariaelena said...

good morning CAS...yes!! you got an amazing deal....I have a similar table at the beach house that we painted the pedestal and apron...check it out on my blog...I LOVE round tables!!...xoxo, M

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Well yes mam, you got a good deal. Especially if it is what you were wanting to start with. I had a set like this once upon a time. I can see lots of good meals on this table in the near future!

Joani said...

Cas, such a deal. It looks awesome. I'm sure you and your family will enjoy it immensely. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

On The Road Again said...

What a great deal. I just love it when someone rescues furniture and brings it back to it's glory. You did a beautiful job.

Jo said...

Gosh that was cheap enuff!...and it looks amazing..can't wait to see with other chairs,full of smiling faces eating fantastic foodies.
~Jo

Deb said...

You bet that was a good deal! I have one chair in that style that I picked up at a thrift store for $7.00 and I use it for a desk chair. I love that design! Congrats.

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Traci said...

Sounds like a deal to me but I really know nothing about that sort of thing! It does remind me a lot of the set my mom had when I was growing up.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

You were fortunate to get a nice round table that seats six. They are so much cozier. It looks nice and shiny and happy in its new home.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Cas....it is lovely to meet you and thanks for commenting at Bella Vista.

I love your table...there is something so special about a round table. Yes, you got a great deal!

Barb ♥

Donna Gelineau said...

I 'll say that's a good deal. I am a new follower

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fabulous deal! The set is positively charming, and with just a little polish you have a new family heirloom. I can just imagine all the memories to be made around that table!
Hugs,
Patti

Shannon said...

YES! A great deal indeed. We had an exact set growing up. It was my job to wax it every weekend. As someone else mentioned, it is rare to find real wood, especially for that price ;)

ENJOY!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C deal!!!! They cleaned-up nicely, too!

Poppy said...

Hi Cas,this is indeed an awesome deal! And how beautifully it shines after the polish...I love all the detail work on the chairs!Thanks for sharing with us this amazing find and for your loving comment on my fall luminaries. Happily following you back~Poppy

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Bella Michelle said...

WOW....YOU GOT A DEAL! Do you hear my squealing from SC??? It looks wonderful, warm and inviting!

Babs said...

You got the BEST deal!..especially since you got custom pads, etc. Round tables are so inviting, and really practical with the leaf. Enjoy your beautiful new table and chairs and have a great weekend.

Pamela said...

What an amazing find! It is gorgeous! Thanx for linking up this week. I love having ya over!:)

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Way to go! So fun and so lovely! Yae!!!!!!!!!!

Beverly Dillow said...

Hi Cas,
Thank you for visiting my blog!
I would say your table and chairs is an excellent deal! You did an amazing job!
I look forward to visiting your blog often!
Have a great week!
Beverly

Ginger said...

Super fantastic Great Purchase!!
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Come see what's going on in my corner of the world.

Til next time...God bless you.
Ginger

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a gorgeous set! It just needed some TLC ;-)

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