Friday, April 3, 2009

A New Tall-Person Table!

Ison and I have been borrowing a dining table from my ex-roommates dad since we moved into our house on the air force base. Not our favorite table at all, but it served its purpose well. Ison is 6' 4'' and I'm 5' 9'' and we both have been wanting a tall table with tall chairs...the borrowed table was short, the chairs were coming apart constantly, and our legs barely fit under the table. Well, Daisy's dad wanted the table and chairs back, so we started shopping around for a nice table that would last us a long time.

In memory of the table that we used for 6 months, a lovely picture of it for you all to see:

One day we went to Furniture Row where they have a store within that sells wooden furniture. There was nothing there that I was impressed by, so we moved onto Mor furniture for less where we found a reasonable table that had 6 chairs and a butterfly leaf and it was tall enough. We decided that if we couldn't find anything else, then this would be our table. The other stores we went to that day were either closed or ridiculously expensive, so we waited until the next day to get a look at what Unpainted Furniture had. We had a winner!!! I fell in love with this table! We were not wanting cushioned seats, due to our cats, but I just loved it with its scalloped edging!

This is what it looks like with the butterfly leaf in place, but it is a little too long to keep that way in our dining area, so we will only make it this way when we have enough people to fill all the seats.



To show the height of the table, and to show off my lovely wonderful amazing husband, here is Ison next to the table. He was thrilled to get his picture taken. ;)


And here is what it looks like currently with the butterfly leaf folded within the table. all 6 of the chairs still fit around it, but it might be just a little too snug to leave this way if we had 5 or 6 people at it. I love it!!


And sneaky Ison got a picture of me sitting at our beautiful new table. I guess he wanted me to have my picture with the table, too.

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A side note: There is a wasp in my house!! Ick! It must have gotten inside yesterday when Ison was grilling our dinner! We had a wasp stuck in our house for 2 months of the winter before it finally died...I hope this one just goes away somehow...wishful thinking...

I'm starting to get on a roll with my blogging! Hooray! Let's see if it keeps up like this now...

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

:) Yeah, Ison looks really thrilled...I like the new table and chairs, looks very nice!

Guyla Thurgood said...

Love the new table! We had a hand me down table from Jason's parents for about 3 years of our marriage. Then we had a garage sale and with the money went and bought one of those black and brown tall tables with chairs. We love it.

Stace-Ghost said...

Awesome new table. I love the way dark wood looks. I'm glad you and your hubby are able to eat comfortably...and in style!

Jessica said...

Nice table!!!! We still have not bought our own table. We keep using other peoples tables. You look so cute sitting at the table working hard. I hope married life is awesome for you guys!!!!