Flea Market End Table


This past weekend my littles & I went out treasure hunting.  Aka... thrifting.  There is a road close to us that if you continue down a few miles you can stop at about six stores.  Not something we have time to do on a regular basis, but definitely something we try to do every few months.  When I start out heading to any thrift store, flea market or antique mall, I go with one thing in mind: Nothing.  If you go with the mindset of "I need a wood chair!" chances are, you won't find that wood chair & you'll most likely overlook other treasures in the process.

I did not go looking for a wooden table base that day... but oh how excited I was to find this beauty!  Again, most would have overlooked this gorgeous chunk of wood as it was tucked in a corner, with no top & a giant bolt sticking out the top of it.  I am that shopper that digs.  I will find a way to get to that gem stuck in the corner!  This little beauty is solid, has zero scratches, has a beautiful wood finish & simply needed a top.  Done.  I scooped it up & continued walking around the store with my three year old on one hand & my new table base in the other.  A typical look for me.

When it came to the top, I knew I needed a top that would be proportionate to the base, a good rule of thumb (that most often times works... not always) is to add 6" to the diameter of the base to receive an optimum table diameter.  This meant I needed an 18" top.  Luckily I'm a hoarder collector of furniture with potential & had the perfect top already at my disposal.  Otherwise I would have picked up a Wood Round at my local Home Depot to attach to the base.

Now I am simply smitten with my new end table... & the story behind it.  I am also in love with my new $4 vase.  Very Jonathan Adler if you ask me?!!!


19 comments:

  1. The cutest end table. It is always more beautiful when it has a fun story behind it as well!

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  2. Great hunting skills! A beautiful find!

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  3. oh wow, that is really cute kristin! that would me when i go thrifting i already have something in mind that i need...guess i need to start thinking nothing when i go next time..
    thanks for the tip!

    rea

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  4. LOVE - it's perfect!! Such an amazing find! I need to dig more .. last weekend I missed a mcm vanity top, luckily David was with me and found it!

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  5. Where is this road you speak of? I am dying to find new places to thrift in Atlanta

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  6. A very unusual wooden piece. The best kind!
    Brenda

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  7. Awesome!! I always try to go looking for something in particular and end up disappointed...I need to just let all my lists go and have fun though!

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  8. Such an beautiful find, and love that you scored it at the thrift store! Love, love it!

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  9. Love that! Great find - looks awesome where you have placed it too. Nice work :)

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  10. Amazing find Kristin! And that vase is perfection!

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  11. I have an 18" round marble top that I found at a thrift store about 6 years ago. I have been looking for the perfect base for it ever since. YOU JUST FOUND IT! Damn you. :)

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  12. It looks beautiful!!! The whole vignette!!

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  13. love the contrast of the white and wood. i'm impressed you take your kids thrifting with you...mine always fizzle out too quickly!

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  14. Great eye. Thanks for the reminder about having in mind "nothing" when going thrifting. Being open minded is the key to scoring finds.

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  15. Gorgeous...just everything. The styling is perfection and I love the natural with the glamour. Always inspiring :)

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  16. There was a vase just like that in my boss' office at work. He gave it to me to sell at a yard sale. It didn't sell. So I gave it to my mother in law in Atlanta to sell at a yard sale. It didn't sell. So she gave it to a thrift store right before you posted that you purchased this one. I'm thinking that's not a coincidence :-)


    I'm loving what you did with it so much and thinking perhaps I should have given that vase a second glance!

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