Who doesn't love the iconic Saarinen Tulip table, right? I've planned to buy one for years but recently I saw a photo that inspired me to pull the trigger.
Here's the inspiration photo that started all the fuss. Golden deliciousness!
I'd love to get the real-deal Knoll version but it's not in the budget and apparently Ikea in Canada no longer carries the Docksta version. So when in doubt what do you do? You scour Craigslist of course. After a quick search and a trip across the city I was the proud owner of this. You can't see it in the photo but the base is actually quite scuffed up so I don't feel too guilty about my plans.
The paint colour in this photo looks a little green but it's gold. I'm just waiting for the rain to stop before I get going on this (could be a while in Vancouver). I want to get this painted before the big move next week so it can straight to it's new home. I have plans for this to be in the family room for crafts, painting, cards, board games and any other thing that screams family fun.
The table is going to be paired with these chairs that I bought ages ago at the local thrift store and have been procrastinating getting to work on. They're getting sprayed in white and I'll add some fun fur cushions in white as well.
Have you seen any other cool transformations of a tulip table?