Saturday, November 17, 2012

French Provincial Provocation

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I am absolutely LOVING this French provincial dining table I found on Craig's List this morning. According to the listing, the apron and legs have been freshly painted, lightly distressed, and waxed, and the table top was freshly stained and sealed. It comes with one leaf, which adds 12" to the 62" overall table length.

Here are some more detail shots...

Apron

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It's $350 and in Clarkston, which is about an hour from here.

If we bought it, then we would need new chairs as well as a bench to create a banquette-look along the lines of these:

Elle Decor

Better Homes & Gardens
Fieldstone Hill Design

The seller in Clarkston is also offering this gorgeous little French provincial desk, which would be perfect for Bela's room. Love all those little drawers on top!! Isn't it darling?

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I measured our space and used my most positive voice, "This is how big the new table is." But the love of my life just shook his head. No, we will not be buying these things, lovely as they are. It's fun to dream, and very instructive to know what we like. Now we can set about finding a dining table or desk with the same lines and refinish it ourselves for much less. 

{Although I think if you were going for this look in your house, and wanted both items, you might be able to negotiate a lower price with the seller... Maybe. They're so pretty I imagine they'll sell quickly!}


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