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Happy Tuesday! Today totally feels like a Monday to me. If I didn’t have calendar reminders for certain things, then I would definitely have thought it was Monday! Crazy beans. We took a trip to see friends over the weekend. Lots of swimming, eating and boating went on. We had a fabulous time and are definitely having trouble getting back in the groove of things. Anyways, I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m not linking up any amazing project that I whipped up over the weekend, but I hope you are!

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Stephanie from Simply Dream & Create picked our top three this week.

The Charming Farmer took a desk and transformed it into nightstands.

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Amy from Homey Oh My! made a rotating utensil caddy.

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Heidi from Kruse’s Workshop made a Iron Pipe Family Photo Display.

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Another Dining Table, Say What?

Do you guys remember last week or the week before, when I said that I found this table?

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Luke and I were both happy with the table. I had been searching online for some mid-century chairs to go with it and had finally narrowed down our choices. Well, then I decided on a whim to pop in to Habitat for Humanity. Oh boy, did I score.

I posted this on Instagram:

Mid Century and Danish finds at Habitat for H

The table and chairs were $125. Seriously, the chairs that we were leaning to originally (for the first table) were almost identical to the chairs that I picked up. The new chairs would have cost about $175 a piece, so I got a fantastic deal.

*I bought the dresser as well, but I’ll tell you about that another day.

I thought Luke might think I was crazy, I mean who buys two kitchen tables within ten days? Ha. But, he totally understood and loved the table and chairs. In fact, he loved them so much that he suggested they go in the kitchen. So, we moved the previous table to the dining room and moved the table and chairs from Habitat in the kitchen. I would have loved to keep the upholstery on the chairs, but they were all stained. The upholstery was original which was cool, but not cool enough to mess with getting stains out. =)

I tried to take the seats off the chairs because I think it’s easier to reupholster that way, but they are glued and screwed in. So, I used a small chisel and hammer to get all the nail brads out from underneath.

Original danish modern chairs for the kitchen by Bigger Than The Three Of Us

The foam was in good condition, so I put it back on the chair after using it as a guide to cut out the fabric. I lined the lines on the fabric up with how I wanted it and then reached under and put a staple underneath in the front.

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I ended up putting four staples (one on each side) underneath while the chair was upright. I wanted to do that so that I made sure the fabric lines were straight.

Upholstering a vintage modern chair by Bigger Than The Three Of Us

I flipped the chair over an ottoman and continued stapling all the edges.

Reupholstering a chair by Bigger Than the Three Of Us

Closeup of upholstered chair

I didn’t do the chairs in one session, but from start to finish each chair probably took around thirty minutes.

Reupholstered mid century danish chair by Bigger than The Three Of Us

The fabric is an indoor/outdoor fabric, which I hope will wear well.

Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Set By Bigger Than The Three Of Us

I can’t wait to keep adding layers to the kitchen eat-in area. I’m hoping to add a bench by the wall with some pillows to break up the hard lines of the flooring and table, but we’ll see.

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Kitchen Remodel featuring a Mid Century Modern Danish Dining Room Set

Steal of a Deal

I really want an upholstered leather bench for our dining room table. While browsing for the perfect one, I came across two shockingly similar benches at two different price points. It’s a steal of a deal, so I had to share. =)

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My search continues for the right leather bench… somewhere there will be a $265 tufted modern leather bench waiting for me. #crossyourfingers

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Did you guys have a good weekend? We went to the lake (again!) which means that very little DIY stuff went on (again!). Seriously, I need a kick in the rear. Lol. Oh well. I can’t wait to see what you guys link up this week.

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Kayla, from Home Coming, picked our top three from last week.

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The Charming Farmer shared a DIY industrial raised dog feeder.

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Bre from Brepurposed shared a upcycled table that she took from drab to beautiful.

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Amy from Homey Oh My shared an adorable fringe photo garland that she made. It is so simple, yet so chic!

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The Rules? They’re simple!

Follow each host somehow; any way is fine. - Take a picture of your DIY and link it up below. - Text link back to one of our hosts or pick up The DIY’ers button and include it in your post so others can get involved in The DIY party. - Please do not promote giveaways, other link parties, or items for sale. - By entering a link, you’re giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs.

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Kitchen Lighting :: Take 2

The lighting saga continues. Ha. I’m usually a pretty decisive person or at least I think I am, but when it comes to decorating I just can’t make quick decisions. I guess that can be a good thing or a bad thing, it just depends on your perspective. I’m definitely an over-analyzer (over-researcher). But, I have made strides in making another purchase for our kitchen. Yay! If you want to check out our first kitchen lighting board, find it here.

Alright, so the ‘take 2′ version:
Kitchen lighting options

Really, I like all of them. The ‘above table’ two are definitely splurge items, but I feel like every room needs a splurge item. I go cheap on a ton of stuff, but I do like to splurge a bit here and there. =) Luke said that he wasn’t a big fan of number two. He felt like the chandelier was a bit weird. So, number two is out. I can’t justify a splurge item if he doesn’t like it. That brings us to number one and number two.

I made my mood board a few weeks’ ago and then I found another option.  A few days ago, I ran in to Habitat for Humanity to pick up a mid-century dresser that I had passed on (which they still had and I bought!) and found this:

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I know it definitely doesn’t compete with the ‘above table’ options in the mood board above, but I definitely think it has potential. It kinda reminds me of this:

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The lantern above and the pendant light (#1 and #3 in the mood board) are made by the same company. Interesting, right? I’m hoping to make a few changes to the old-school one that I picked up and just see  how it looks above the table. If we don’t like it, then it’s no big deal and I can keep saving for my dream light. =)

Hope you all have a great weekend! We are off to the lake again… one of my favorite things to do in the summer.

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