A quick update about my “new” kitchen table. It’s been a little over a month since I found the table of my dreams (close enough) from Goodwill in Batavia. It was love at first sight. I walked in and spotted a gem of a table (and six chairs) straight away. However, there was a family occupying my table. There sat a cheerful mother reading used books to her eager toddlers.
As the kids gobbled up her every word, I slowly circled the table and saw there was still a “Buy Me” tag for $149.00 stuck to the top. I spotted others eying it as well. Without hovering too much, I finally dove in and asked if they were going to buy my dream farmhouse-style table. To my surprise, they were just using it to take a break from shopping. Score!
With some help from a very nice neighbor and his truck, the table was transported to its new home. After a week of stripping, sanding and waxing, and then covering the chairs with some burlap material, the table had a modern rustic feel. The room / house is still a work in progress, but slowly we are making it our own. These days, I find myself actually stepping away from the computer to take a mid-day break - just to sit and refuel for 10 minutes. I love my “new” table!
A chronic East Coast city dweller/designer, Sheila Corcoran-Abraham now resides in a quiet rural setting very west of Chicago. A graphic designer by day, she also writes about creating domestic joy in spite of herself and offers creative problem solving services to design-driven clients at thatgirlstudio.com.