Thrifting lets you change your mind over and over again without doing too much damage to your wallet. You might remember that it was not even four months ago when I bought this table. I fell in love with it, bought it quickly and couldn't wait to get rid of the dingy, sad thing we had been using for the last four years. And yet it only took me a month to realize that it wasn't going to be our heirloom table. It was too light, damaged to easily (which included Keiran just looking at it the wrong way) and the saddest reason is that with my 5'1" body, I could barely touch the ground with my toes when I was sitting down. When it was time for our moving sale, I stuck a price on it to see if it might sell. Someone else fell in love with it and paid us $200.00.
My red dinette table on the other hand never sold so we brought it with us and had been eating our meals on it since we arrived in California. And when the internet was reconnected I went into a mad search to find another table. I looked at yard sales, Craigslist ads, newspaper ads and at thrift stores. I found a mess of one at a thrift store but they wanted way too much for it. It needed to be refinished, the chairs needed recovering and it would have cost me $400. Knowing that I didn't need a project like that, I moved on and continued my search.
A week ago I went to a Friday estate sale (this area has them every single week which I am just in awe about) and found this beautiful table.
I paid $250 for it which, in a way is a lot for me to pay and yet I've compared it with all the other prices that I had seen in the last 3 weeks and nothing else quite compares to it. When we picked it up on Saturday, the Estate Sale seller told me that she could have sold it many times over. She looked disappointed that she hadn't charged me more.
It was exactly what I was looking for. It is solid, fits into my Mid Century Waldorf style I want for the house and was affordable. And if you want to do some thrifty math, I paid $100 for the first table, sold it for $200, bought this for $250 so in all reality it was really only $150.
Does anyone know much about these tables? It was made in Denmark but I can't find much more information about this style of table. I did a google image search and I only could find a couple other tables with the tile in the center. If you have any info please share with us in your comments.