On Friday, my dad and I visited our area upscale furniture store for their tent sale. As we walked into the building next to the tent, I spotted a table that was exactly the size and shape that I wanted for my dining room. It was definitely a "scratch and dent" piece. There were several scratches in the finish, but the real problem was a white circle the size of a dessert plate on one corner. It wasn't a thin water mark, it was a thick, cloudy white, very obvious problem. I said something to the salesperson about wishing it didn't have the mark and she said it would be $1500 without it. As it was, I talked her down to $125 for my table. I decided that I would clean it up and use a diagonal table runner to hide the "ugly". At least I could now seat more than 4 people at my table and I finally had a table that matched my other furniture. With the leaf, the table is 78 inches long.
This is where the large white stain was.
I kept the runner...it wasn't a bargain, but I do love it!
I am joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
I'm also joining Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrify Tuesday