So the manfriend and I went all over town Sunday looking at furniture. Turns out he really likes to look at furniture. Yay!
I have been wanting to get a new dining table and chairs for a while now. Years, really.
There was nothing wrong with the old table except I do not like it anymore. It really does not go with the house. It was purchased almost 15 years ago based on the fact that it was dirt cheap.
And with that dirt cheap price tag came rickety chairs.
The wobble, they creak and they have, on at least one occasion, fallen apart while a dinner guest was sitting on one.
So, time for a new set.
Now I don't usually want to spend a ton on furniture. I have cats. Nothing stays pristine for very long.
I looked at the usual places and found nothing.
Then I found a table I liked, but the chairs were no good for me. Plus it was about 6 inches wider than the existing table. I worried that even though it was only 6 inches, it would make the space feel crowded.
It is one large room for living room (including TV and fireplace) and dining area. And the kitchen right there separated by the bar area. So it is a room full of focal points. I did not want to get a table that is too big.
So I ended up doing some more looking Monday. And then I found it.
I went to Crate and Barrel. I was sure they would only have stuff that was way more than I wanted to spend. And they did.
But they also had a simple, pretty table and chairs that will fit nicely in the space. They are a more modern style and the right size. And on the rare occasion I need more table, it extends to seat 8.
So I ordered the table and 6 chairs. It will be flat-pack shipped to my house.
Which means I get to assemble it all. No problem. I've done that stuff in the past and it did help keep the cost down.
It will be delivered next week. Which gives me plenty of time to have it assembled before my party on Jan. 27.
With luck it will even be done by Jan. 20 stamping. Maybe.