You know we’re moving to the Lakehouse. It’s less than a month off now. I’m beginning to freak a bit at what all needs to happen before we load up. To make matters worse, I’ve been obsessing about the dining room table.
It’s more of a dining area since we have such an open concept now.
I’ve had in mind for over a year what I wanted in the space.
A pedestal table. You can get so many more people around one.
An expandable pedestal, going up to 90 or more inches, preferably with two leaves, but being 72 or less when leaves are out.
It needs to not be any wider than 44” wide. Less is preferable.
Something light colored—distressed antique white/gray
Price plays a part.
Sometimes what we want just doesn’t exist, and we have to compromise. I was convinced I could get exactly what I wanted. That’s why I’ve been looking for a year. In stores. On line. I can’t tell you how many online sites I’ve visited.
I even tried going to one of the expensive stores where they make it to your specifications. Not happening. I got close, but the price…well, let’s just say I can get a lot of new concrete for my retaining wall for the price of that table. And it wasn’t perfect even at that.
So like anything else in life we have to make priorities. What was most important for me?
That is the pedestal. Then the size. The price. The color.
So I don’t have my light colored table that looks lakey and beachy. 🙂
But it’s a pretty table—a lighter colored cherry with some varieties in the shades. Lovely pedestal, with feet that aren’t swirly or busy and with two leaves. It’s less than 44” wide, expanding to 100″and was a super price! It’s so cheap that if sometime later I want to have it painted, I can afford to do that.
Now to find light colored chairs. (Not these heavy ones in the pictures.) So many chairs are made for tall people. I want to be comfortable sitting around the table chatting after a family meal. I like shopping. It’s fun. And like to believe I’ve gotten the best possible deal. Think that’s what happened this time.
Thanks to my daughter Kathryn for dropping everything to help me look yesterday. Second set of eyes are always welcome, especially hers. 🙂
We’ve only bought two new things for the Lakehouse—a sleeper sofa and now this table. Not bad I’d say.
Yesterday the propane went in, so my gas stove is now working. WhooHoo! And the water is down a bit. Hard to tell in this pic, but it was over that top step Yesterday. Thank God the storms weren’t as bad as predicted.
Are you a shopper? Do you make quick decisions or do you have to look at EVERYTHING, the way some people I know do. (Moi) LOL Definitley not good to be a perfectionist when shopping. Makes it take way longer than needed. I keep thinking I’ll find it on the next site or in the next store. Ever the optimist!
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