Flea Market Find

Do you ever have one of those weekends that just gets away from you? Well, I had one this past weekend. Matt was studying most of the weekend so I was left to make plans on my own. Saturday morning I decided to head over to the big once-a-month Nashville flea market to enjoy the nice weather. Its usually a hit or miss for me at the flea market (as most of the time things like that are) but I enjoy the hunt and get inspired by all of the possibilities for the antiques I see there.

Well this weekend was a BIG HIT for me at the market.... I bought our very first dining table! The table extends to almost 9 feet long with both leaves and it has 8 chairs to go with it. I got it for a STEAL too, so I am pretty proud of my find.  But the rest of my weekend ended up in more of a furniture-delivery/redo-the-dining-room kind of  style. Oh well, worth it.

Flea Market Find | Sarah Barksdale Design

Isn't she a beauty? I have been wanting to trade out our hand-me-down table that we got from my parents for a while. It wasn't terrible, but it could only seat 4 people which doesn't make having friends over for dinner very easy, plus it was a little to "country" for my taste.

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Before... (yikes)

Flea Market Find | Sarah Barksdale Design

After! If you notice in the back corner of the room we recently added a wet bar. I found a desk on sale a few weeks ago and it fit the space perfectly. I am really excited about having a wet bar so we can have a chance to show off some of the gorgeous stem ware that we got for our wedding. Its going to be a work in progress (I still want to find some decanters and maybe a pretty wine opener and some other accessories) but you get the picture.

Flea Market Find | Sarah Barksdale Design

Here is a better show of the bar area. I love how the room is coming together now... it feels so much more intentional than it did before when we only had the small table and little else to fill the space. However, this table and desk were definitely worth the wait and the hunt.

weekend = great success

**please pardon the picture quality, I didn't have the best lighting while taking these.... (See kids, it is important to have good light when taking photos, otherwise you'll end up having to try to edit out the yellowness)