Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Eat on this, Not on that...

So last week, I took a day off of work because we thought our dogs had mange and we needed to take them to the vet (they don't, just dry skin). So in order to celebrate the good news, we decided to do what we always do: hit up shops and look for crap for the house.

First we went to the fabric outlets off of Harry Hines in Dallas. These places are like the mecca of cheap fabrics in the DFW area, as long as you can handle the no A/C situation that they have working (I sweated my balls off). We snagged some drapery lining for for about $2/yd (Amber told me that was a good price, but she's probably lying). She's got about 324.3 sets of drapes to sew right now. GET TO SEWING AMBER!

Then we went to ikea and bought a frame and a bath mat. I know what you're thinking at this point, and yes, we are super rich.

Then, and here's the big one, we stopped into the Wills family not so super secret source for furniture, WEIRS in Southlake. While we were there, we saw this table and could not believe the price. It was a special manufacturer closeout and only 399 buckaroos. That's right a 112 inch, solid wood dining table (that is quite beautiful if I do say so myself) for less than $400.

We couldn't believe it. We weren't intending on buying a dining table that night, but we couldn't pass this sucker up. After having a hernia a piece, Mark (the father-in-law) and I got it in the door. It weighs 3000 pounds, I swear. The next night, we cleaned out the formal dining area and voila, we have a new table. The herringbone detail on the top is sexier than Rita from Dexter.

We still have a lot to do on the formal: Slipcover the chairs and re-stain the legs, get a rug, get a buffet (maybe), make drapes, new light fixture....

But it feels good to have gotten the major piece at such a discount. The style is a bit traditional, but I think we can make it look great.

1 comment:

Emily Henderson said...

That table is beautiful. Real, real nice job there, Nick. And thanks so much for commenting/visiting my blog. its insanely appreciated.