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If we could have our pick of any table, we would want something like this table from Room & Board.
Believe it or not, that exact table is what we found at the Room & Board Outlet Center this weekend. However, we decided not to make a purchase. Neither of us could rationalize dropping $1000 for the table. Believe me, we both loved it, and there was a moment of "should we do it?" but in the end we walked away empty handed. In a last minute turn of events, as we drove home, we decided to swing by a vintage shop we had visited about a year back, to see what they might have in stock.
Retro Pete's in St. Paul stocks just what the name suggests, unique, retro furniture/art/decor. It is a treasure trove, and Pete is a super nice guy. When we first walked in, we didn't really see anything that fit what we were looking for. Luckily, we struck up a conversation with Pete (the owner) and he said that he thought he had what we wanted, but it was upstairs in the overflow area.
A short twenty minutes later, after a hot & sweaty transition to the car, we were headed home with a Conant Ball 44 inch round, mid century dining table :)!! Best part is that we got the table for $225. There is a scratch on the top and a couple of water rings, but you know me...I like a challenge and intend to bring this table back into it's prime!
Here is the new table in our dining room.
Strikingly similar to the R&B table, don't you think? It's taking a little time to get used to having a new table in the space. What do you guys think!?