Friday, August 5, 2011

Decorating On A Dime - Part 3

The Dining Room

Now you see it...... you don't!

I changed my mind.......

for this set.
I bought a, new to me, dining room set this week for $250.
China cabinet, table and 8 chairs.
What a deal!

About a month ago the buyer listed this set on Kijiji (Canada's version of Craigslist) for $500.
I asked her if she would take $250 for it?  Why not huh!!
She said nope....

A month goes by, she emails me and said, yes she would now sell it to me for $250.
What was I too do?  I really, really liked it, but already had table and chairs.
So I list my diningroom set, for $200.  
I bought it only a month ago,  I paid $100.
It sold for $200!
Yippee!!  Clever me!! Clever me!!   I am patting myself on the back!!
I rounded up $50 bucks and picked up my new lovely set.

The kind lady that sold me the beautiful dining room set, gave me the 8x10 area rug for free!
Some people are so generous!

Well, I was so excited about my new purchase that I stopped at a road side flower stand and bought myself some glads!

Now I must get on with decorating and painting this room.


I will be linking up with these parties

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality 
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Show And Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Saturday Shout Out! at Sassy Sites


  1. Way to go, Diane! You are a savvy shopper. The new set really is lovely, and it's perfect that you got the rug as a bonus. Now it looks like everything has been there for awhile -- very homey. The glads are beautiful, too. Enjoy your new purchases and have a great weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. Very savvy shopper. I love the new set.

  3. Wow! What a deal! I like both dining sets but think the additional china cabinet and free rug top the first set for sure. What colour are you painting the room? Can't wait to see it done and all your pretty table scapes on that beautiful new table! Have a great weekend. Pamela

  4. I love the changes. The new set is a much better fit in your space and the rug is stunning. What a great deal.

  5. Really great deals! Love the flowers.
    Enjoy your dining room and have a great weekend!

  6. Great deal and great chairs.

    - The Tablescaper