I got this dining set a few months ago at an estate sale. I had been looking for a few months and could not find a thing I liked. This was in a dusty corner of the basement (yes, I said basement!) covered by a bunch of other crap. I got the table and 6 chairs for $65. One of the chairs needs a little fixing, but for the most part, it is in good shape. I recovered the chairs with a Marimekko oilcloth (pictured below) that I ordered on txtlart.com. I only ordered enough for 3 chairs, unfortunately, so I covered the other 2 working chairs in a fabric from Wal Mart until I am ready to pay the outrageous shipping again.
Posted by aly at 1:18 PM
I saw this post this morning at The Brick House about a new trend sweeping the DIY/Modern/Hipster Homeowner nation: the Fauxdenza. It is basically a wall hung credenza. Here is a picture from Door Sixteen:
*Notice the requisite giant ampersand and Herman Miller chair. Not that I am above any of this. My snarkiness here is a result of jealousy. I wish I could find an authentic HM shell rocker in somebody's Craigslist curb alert. Not that she found it there. I really don't know where she got it. This is turning out to be a much longer aside than I intended.
As an unwilling participant of the Not So Big House movement, I am always looking for clever, cheap, DIY storage ideas. These Fauxdenzas can be made from Ikea wall cabinets (Akrum) and are only a foot deep, so they can be hung on a hallway wall or, as in my case, along the one viable wall in my not-really-a-room dining area. I like that it is unobtrusive and, as previously mentioned, cheap. The basic white cabinet is just $58. Two would make a cabinet 48" wide by 30" high. The perfect size for my dining area. I was thinking I'd see what I could find at ReUser to top it with. The possibilities are endless!
Posted by aly at 7:57 AM