So Sunday night right before we went to bed, I decided to check out the Seattle Craigslist postings. 
I figured since it's a bigger city that we wouldn't have as hard of a time finding a table we liked that didn't cost an arm and a leg. 

That is when I stumbled upon this beauty:

Herman in Olympia (about 2 hours north of Portland) had this amazing teak, 
Danish table and was selling it for $75! 
We could do that! 

We could tell from the pictures that it had quite a few scratches, but with the help of this we could totally get it close to it's lovely original condition. Plus, even adding in the cost of gas, the table would be a complete steal...similar ones we had seen were going for (at the very least) $300.

After freaking out a little bit, we emailed him to see if it was still available
(how could it be since the post had already been up for a week) 
and went to bed. 

Yesterday (Monday) afternoon, Herman called and said the first person to respond never showed up so it was ours if we wanted it!

oh and he also had a coffee table we might like as well...
Umm yes and yes. 

Luckily Chris didn't have much going on at work so he was able to take off after lunch for a spontaneous road trip in our trusty little Element. We dropped B off at Chris' parent's house since his mom has Mondays off and we were on our way to get our tables!

They are now residing in Chris' parents garage until we close on the house July 18th.

Now we need to figure out what chairs to get, then we can entertain once again! 

On a random note, I came across this lately and had to share.
Chris and I were craking up reading it, because it's totally true.


  1. kira on June 28, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Great find!

  2. Sara on June 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Aren't craigslist findings the BEST!?!

  3. Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... on June 29, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    those look great!

    oh...and i just read that post. ugh! that sounds terrible. i'll just have to keep wearing earplugs :).

  4. echo on June 30, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    I think your dining table is identical to ours!

  5. Erin W on June 30, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    oooh! nice! your new house is going to be so cute!

  6. Gage & Jessica on July 5, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Amazing find!!! We just purchased beautiful teak chairs and now we are on the search for a I'm slightly (really) jealous!!!


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