When we bought our new house two years ago next week, we gifted our old round, pine, standard dining table and chairs to some friends. We never really liked the set (a hand-me-down from Charlie’s college days), and we figured we’d buy a new set that fit the new house.
Well, we ended up spending all of our money on the kitchen remodel (we completely gutted it – took out a wall, built a breakfast bar, new appliances, new counters, hand built cabinets, new tile – the works!). Once it was done, we loved it, but we didn’t have any money left for a table and chairs. Oops.
Last fall (18 months later), the guy who built our cabinets needed a shed built, so Charlie did a trade – he built the guy a shed, and the guy built us a 42″ bar height table that perfectly matched the cabinets and was the same height as our breakfast bar.
But, we still didn’t have the money for chairs.
Finally, last week, thanks to a good tax credit from having a new baby in 2011 (yay!), we decided to buy the chairs. We got 8 stools (so that we can seat 8 around our table for dinner parties, or store 4 at the table and 4 at the breakfast bar). We LOVE THEM!
|The old kitchen…|
|The new kitchen!|
|Our living room (sans dining table on the left) the day of our BFP last year. Note the bare look & lack of baby stuff.|