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?”
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.
I loved it, and the hutch was the first piece of a dining room makeover that came together mostly courtesy of Craigslist.
The same weekend that we brought home the hutch, I found a pine table on CL, this time much closer to home.
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.
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).