Friday, July 24, 2009

Frugal Friday

Wendy at the Shabby Nest is having Frugal Friday Party. Who are we to turn down a party?

I have wanted a drop leaf table coffee table for in my living room for a few years now. I wanted an antique one, but was not willing to pay $100 to $200 bucks to then cut down the legs. I just couldn't do it, and I never found one painted the right color.

I found a table on Craig's List in May for $40 bucks. And it sat in the corner of my dining room until last week. I wasn't sure I really liked it, didn't know what color to paint it, blah, blah. I decided just to go for it and had my husband cut the legs down and then pulled out the wood kindergarten chairs Jenny found a church sales for 7 dollar each. Now it is the perfect place for my kids to play games, eat a snack, or color. I am glad we went for it, now should I paint it. What color, it may take me until next summer to decide. So for my $54, I have a sturdy coffee table my kids can use.


The Junk Mammas

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

this is a great idea! oh how i wish blogging existed back when my kids were little!!!

Cindy said...

Fantastic idea! So cute!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Smart cookie you are! Thank you for sharing!

Jeanette said...

What a cute idea! I love it.

Elizabeth said...

Cute! I also like the rug under the table and chairs. Where did you get it?

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LOVE, love, love what you did with this table!

~Amanda

Junk Mammas said...

I purchased the rug at Menards, a home improvement store in the midwest. Thanks Kim