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Monday, January 14, 2008

New stuff

My husband and I had an impromptu date on Saturday night and went to IKEA. When we went in December we saw a table we liked, and as I was looking it up online, we found out that it wasn't in the catalog OR on their website. Afraid that they were discontinuing it, we decided to go buy it. That's a big deal for us. See, other than our crib/dressers/rocker that we got when I was pregnant with Scott and we were both working AND the parental units kicked in funding, we have NEVER had a new piece of furniture. Even our "new" bed that we bought last year after my mom demanded we return the one we were borrowing from her was actually a reconditioned one. Crazy, isn't it? The timing isn't great, with just getting a new fridge, but we are blessed in that we had a delayed tax return that will cover the fridge and kitchen stuff, and so we were able to buy the table. It helps that IKEA's stuff is so cheap. I'm thrilled and so is my husband. Our old table wasn't actually ours, it too was my mom's. And, it only had 3 matching chairs (the 4th one had broken) and we were using 3 others (two that matched each other, and one that was totally a misfit, but so solid that I broke my toe on it right after Sari was born). We couldn't ever seat more than 6 at that table, and we have 6 in our family, so that made having guests eat with us hard. The new one is square, and seats 8 easy, and could seat 12 if you enjoy feeling a bit like a sardine. We even got 8 matching chairs, and 8 chair pads. Here are some pictures of the old one coming down, assembling the new one, and us eating our first meal at it that night.
This is why we love the new table. Plenty of space, but it still feels so intimate for it seating 8 people.
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10 comments:

Clunn Family said...

It's wonderful! I really like it (not that the world revolves around MY opinion, lol) Congrats! Don't you so love and appreciate a man that is handy? I know I do. Way to go Smokeman!

Leisa said...

I love the new table and that arrangement is soo cozy. I like the square with 2 on each side. Yeah new table..

Tiffany said...

I love it. I like how you have room for alot of people as well as plenty of space to put the food. It looks great in there! Yeah Ikea!

bfarmmom said...

Love it!! How was ikea? I want to go there and check it out. I got your message Fri. Maybe next time?!
Blessings,
Kirsten

oneblessedmamma said...

IKEA is great, but calling it HUGE is an understatement. It's a bit like being herded cattle, as there is one way through the whole store (kind of "follow the yellow brick road"-ish)although there are some cut-throughs if you are headed somewhere specifically. It took FOREVER though. We had to wait for them to get the table for us (most items are self help, but not this table), and it took 30 minutes for them to pull it and bring it out, even though we had had them "order" it to be pulled a good 30 before we went down to that area to pick it up. But a few minutes of inconvienence for a great price on the table is worth it.

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Love the new table.

Lady G~ said...

Love the table! I like the square idea too. Roomy but at the same time cozy.

Randi said...

I have a long list of things I want from Ikea. Love the square table.

5Gustos said...

Looks great! I think I must be the only one that doesn't know about IKEA, or where it is. I have to second the "handy man" comment. It's truly awesome!