My mom and I hit up the Allegan Antique Market last Sunday and we came out winners for sure. I finally found the perfect table for underneath my Melissa Lyons Boat Print. If you follow me on instagram then you may remember me polling you all on what color table to put underneath it.
I wanted something fun with a pop of color, but I was nervous about having a strong color so close to our blue kitchen island. Most of you wanted our old red buffet from the last house (this painting used to hang above it in our dining area), but we tried it in here and the dimensions sadly weren’t quite right.
I saw this green console table out of the corner of my eye at the flea market and made a beeline for it! The top was covered in stuff, but it was totally calling my name. I even did the whole “I’ll stand here with my hand on it, you go ask him how much it is” thing because I was worried someone else would try to snag it out from under me. Mind you there was no one else in the booth, but it was just one of those things where I knew it was coming home with me. I snagged it for $100.
I asked the guy if he knew what it was made out of or what it was, because the detailing on it was so cool. He told me it was an ancient Indian wedding table…and then proceeded to laugh hysterically. He also offered to hold on to my “thermometer” for me while I shopped, which after much confusion, I realized he meant the old oar I was holding…so, I’m just going to go out on a limb and say he may not be a reliable source of information. He was a character though, and I will definitely visit his booth again next month. I talked to a guy at a different booth who had tables similar to this that he had made out of old scaffolding so that could be the case here too.
Whatever it is or made out of, it goes perfect in this space. It really complements the colors in the painting. You can find more of Melissa’s gorgeous art here. I have another piece of her’s in my bedroom that I can’t wait to share with you soon!
The baskets under the table are a temporary fix. I really wanted some sort of stools under here that we could pull out for extra seating and I found some cute ones (I did a bunch of instastories on them), but they didn’t really work with the legs of the table. I was tempted to keep them because I just wanted it to feel finished over here, but I’m trying to be really intentional about only buying new pieces that are perfect and I absolutely love. Now I’m thinking larger baskets or more of an ottoman idea, but these baskets and pillows are doing the job for now.
I’m so happy to finally have this painting feel more grounded. I still need to work on styling the table a bit more too, but I couldn’t wait to share my fun find with you all!