Saturday, November 6, 2010

I won a new kitchen!

Ok, that might be a fib… but wouldn’t that be SO nice?!?

I do kind of FEEL like I have a new kitchen, because my “eat in” kitchen that has never been used that way because we’ve not had a functional arrangement that included a table and chairs for more than a year, almost 2 actually, has the ability to host a family of 4 for dinner.  How novel!
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This was my goal to get done while M was out of town for a couple of days. The girls like it, they like to be able to climb into the chairs, and we did a test run of coloring to initiate the table back to real use.

There are pictures of what the kitchen/”waiting room” used to look like in this post.

This table has been with us for over 10 years.  And it was purchased for $10. With the chairs.  Not a bad deal at all.

Granted, there are a few extra screws in the chairs to hold them together and keep them more reliably stable.  It’s not really all that appealing to look at, but it holds items and four people, and that’s all I’m really in need of.

We had this table and chairs in our dining room in C-U for years.  Yes, we had a full dining room back in the day. Separate from the kitchen.  Officially a place to eat.  And it was quite large, in reality.  But did we use it?  Nope.  I think we may have eaten in that dining room 5 or 6 times in the 6 years we lived in that house.  Amazing. 

At one point, the dining room became my office when I still was working and running a business from home.  Then  it was the gym for a while, with the treadmill and weight bench in it.  Because really, we might as well use it for *something,* right?

So today, I reclaimed this table that had been in the basement for 2 years since we moved here. 

The plan had been to use it downstairs as a game table, but that never really happened.  And I had planned to buy a new table and chairs for the kitchen area when we bought this house, but the MUCH smaller kitchen than I was used to made it harder than I expected to find something that would work.  When all else fails, go with free.  So I brought up the table, and there ya go.  It’s not perfect, but it’s much better than not having anything at all!

Now…will we USE it?  Stay tuned…

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! A couple of booster seats for the girls and you'll be all set:o)

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