Nixa, Missouri is about three hours from Kansas City. I tell you that because six or seven years ago I sent Tom an email asking: “If I wanted to buy a pine hutch I saw on Craigslist, and it was in Nixa, MO, could we find a way to get it home?”

IMG_9852Dining Room with wine glass chandelier

Luckily, Tom is a good sport so he said yes, we could figure out a way. He ended up renting a cargo van and we drove to Nixa to look at a hutch I had only seen in pictures.

Traditional dining room with pine white dishes silver and clear glassware

I loved it, and the hutch was the first piece of a dining room makeover that came together mostly courtesy of Craigslist.

hutch key

dining room hutch detail

Pine Hutch with White Soup Tureens

The same weekend that we brought home the hutch, I found a pine table on CL, this time much closer to home.

Thanksgiving dining room decor

And not long after that, I bought some cherry Queen Anne chairs off CL and Tom helped me spray paint them black and recover the seats. We are not DIYers, so the fact that these turned out was a big deal.

Dining room bar cart

The rest of the room came together courtesy of my mom (the tray table), Pottery Barn (the chandelier), Ballard Designs (the parsons chairs), Etsy (the toile pillows) and a garage sale (the plant stand).

Dining room artwork

But it all started with that hutch in Nixa. Tom likes to say that he enjoyed that particular adventure. I think I even believe him.

This post is part of Tablescape Thursday.