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. 🙂