i love this breakfast table combo from martha stewart....it made me want to play designer...so here are my thoughts on how to recreate a cute space on the cheap...let's get started w/ the main components:
(a) ikea docksta table will work perfect- cheap: check
(b) 4 bentwood bistro chairs...you can find these at any antique store/thrift shop/ yard sale (or maybe your parents attic or garage); and to add a twist, let's make sure they are all different styles of bentwood chairs...i would say you can find these bad boys for $25-30 a piece. and it doesn't matter if they have cane or wooden seats b/c we are adding a cushion.
(c) paint for the chairs...benjamin moore prescott green HC-140 (you will need to prime the dark wood first).
(d) stripe fabric...i like the unexpected pop of coral w/ this combo....so i am keeping it. any local fabric store should have a variety of stripes available...
(e) creating the diamond pattern for the fabric: cut the stripe on a diagonal (you will need 4 peices) and then align them together to form a diamond....simply take to a seamstress/ upholsterer/ your mom and create seat cushions
alright, now that we have the main things at a great budget...let's add a killer light...i love the goodman hanging lamp by thomas o'brien w/ the antique brass chain and white shade...circa lighting carries this little diddy. a little bit of a splurge but w/ all the money you saved, so worth it!!
that was fun! let's do it again soon :)
*first image from martha stewart