Thursday, June 20, 2013

Frugal Finds: Vintage Coffee Table

I know I've mentioned mine and my hubby's penchant for finding treasures at our local thrift shop. Well, hold onto your hats this time!

Yesterday I happened on this coffee table. Here's a pic I snapped of it in the store to send to Jeff:

I've been wanting a coffee table for my living room, and I love something old with a great look, so I've been on the lookout for months. I was so excited when I saw this. I sent Jeff the pic and a text:

$15 coffee table at DI. ??

Meanwhile, my boys were telling me they didn't like it, and "It won't look good in our house." (I don't know why I paid any attention to them.) So I left the store without buying it. Jeff was in a meeting and didn't get back to me til I'd gotten back home, saying Get it if you think it's nice.

Fast forward to when he got home from work. He said, "Did you get that table?" I said, "Not yet." He said, "Let's go look at it."

We got to the DI, and guess what? No table. I was so disappointed, and thought "Just my luck"...until I saw they had just moved it to another spot. Just my luck, indeed.

We got looking at the table more closely, and it had a sticker on the bottom: Tell City Chair Company, along with some numbers. With a little quick smartphone research, I found that it's worth $175!

SCORE!! As you can see, it's in fantastic shape.

What's your fave vintage find? Tell me in the comments.


  1. Christine. I can not even believe that that table was only $15!! You tell your family that they are NUTS if they dont love it! Great score my friend and thanks so much for sharing it with me!!


  2. Thanks, Mandi!

    I wish I could tap into your brain for the rest of my living room...


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