Thursday, July 16, 2009

New table and chairs




If you know us really well you know that for the longest time we have only had 2 kitchen chairs. When we moved into our house 2 1/2 years ago we borrowed a ghetto table and 2 unmatching chairs from Mike's parents and that worked for a while. Last summer I bought the famous stars and stripes table at a yard sale ( see below) It was only $25 and solid oak and the owner said it was from a ritzy store in Boston. Mike was going to refinish it but hadn't got around too it. In the meantime Keira has decided she is too big to sit in her clip on feeding chair ( it clips on to the side of the table) and she decided that Mama's chair was now her chair. That left one of us standing at the table during meals so Keira could sit on a chair like a big person. Annoying to say the least. Luckily its summer so we eat dinner outside most of the time when its not raining. And luckily our families don't mind when they come over and either have to sit on the couch and eat or on the floor in the living room or outside if its nice of course. But the need for more than 2 chairs caught up with us. We found this table at the Mill stores ( unfinished furniture) and I fell in love with it because its small ( and it was only $92 dollars!) but still able to have 4 chairs on it and in our tiny kitchen space is EVERYTHING. Mike has been working hard all week refinishing it and it looks great! Mike says that in a few years I am going to want a different table ( because I like to constantly change things up) and he is probably right. Because baby #2 is on the way and in a few years will sit at the table like Keira does maxing us out on chairs once again. So I told him when baby number three is here or in the works we will have to upgrade to a table that seats 6 and that definitely won't fit in our tiny kitchen ( and we have no dining room) so we will need a new table and a new house! :o)

We were all set to sell this festive table on Craigslist but there is a furniture drive for the local refugees so we are donating our stairs and stripes table to that. How fitting.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

No,no don't give it away send it to me, it would fit with my r/w/b stuff beautifully. Don't let anyone disfigure it......Just kidding, I do love my r/w/b...Aunt Nancy K

Anonymous said...

I have a better idea, take the flag part off and mount it on your backyard fence (spray clear varnish to protect). I watch way too much HGTV. Aunt Nancy K.

caroline said...

LOVE the new table and chairs, looks really nice!

Alli said...

yay!! the new table looks awesome :D

Director of Student Life - Austrian Program said...

Sad to see stars and stripes go but the new table does look great.

MommyKW said...

Love the new table! And, yes, you will need a bigger one eventually! haha! Trust me, you can never have a big enough kitchen table!