We found a new dining table last night. We absolutely hate the one we have now, so we've known for a long time that our first purchasing priority after the wedding was going to be a new table.
We've been in our place for three years now. When we moved in, we didn't have a table, so my mom offered us her old one since she wanted to get a new one anyway. Her old one had been through hell--three kids and their friends beating the crap out of it over the years. But hey, it was a table. More than we had, for sure.
Anyway, we were looking for something pretty specific. We really like the counter-height tables, and we wanted a dark color. After running around to several furniture stores, we finally found something within our budget. Michael was able to negotiate the price a little bit, so we're happy.
We're getting the table, which has a butterfly leaf, and 8 chairs. We don't have room for 8 chairs, so we're going to have to store the extra ones in my mom's basement until we get a house. But we figured they would be good to have "on hand." Every once in a while, we do have a larger group over to our house, so it would be nice to be able to go over and get the extra chairs in preparation for those gatherings.
Here are a few pictures of the new table and chairs. We might re-upholster the chairs; we're not sure yet. We'll see how they look once we get them into the house. The pictures are from my BlackBerry, so they are not the best--but you get the idea. I'll post more once we have the table.
That last picture shows the little storage cabinet that is under the table. Anything that provides us with a bit of extra storage is alright in my book. It's a pretty big cabinet for being under a table--we're thinking we'll store a couple of our serving pieces under there, or maybe table linens and accessories.
The floor model was a little bit beaten up and dusty, so I'm excited to see the brand new table when it arrives. And the best part? It will be delivered on Tuesday! We don't need to wait for weeks. :)