I talked about it before, but I have a love/hate relationship with our dining table. I love that it’s lasted so long, but I’m tired of the style and lack of room to grow.
I mentioned I’ve been wanting a round table with an extension and even found one on Craigslist for $50 last July. But, when I got it home it was a little underwhelming:
It was 42”, so I knew I needed at least a 48” table with an extension. I kept on my search and kept coming back to the Round to Oval X Base Extension Table from World Market:
It had the more modern base I was looking for, 48” round, with an extension leaf. The problem was it was $599. Way more than I was willing to spend. I got tired of searching and months later I was in my local store and saw it was now 50% off, marked down to $299. Not bad. Then there was some storewide sale of 25% off anything over $300, plus some $10 reward I had and it was mine for $215! Much better.
I had to take the truck to pick it up and it came in 2 large flat boxes. I was already have Ikea flashbacks at this point, but I was excited for a new table! Mike was out for the evening, but I decided to post the old table on facebook buy/sell group and it was sold for $100 less than 3 hours later.
It wasn’t until around 10:30pm that Mike was able to help me get the giant boxes inside and I got so giddy I started installing them right away and pretty much live instagramed it I was so excited.
Ooohh, I love unboxing new furniture #diningtableupgrade
But, my attitude changed after seeing all the pieces of the base.
Boo, but I hate putting furniture together #didireallyneedanewtable
Then I really got discouraged when I saw my arch nemesis:
What the heck is this shit…hex wrenches, seriously? #iswearthisisntikea
But around 12:30am, and some manhandling help from Mike, I was done.
And it’s done! #FUhexwrench
The funny thing is, when I was about 3/4 of the way done, Mike casually mentioned that I probably had a hex key bit in my fancy new drill bit case I bought after Mike got me this set for Christmas. Sure enough I did!
The table fits much better than the rectangular table did in the space, and we’re excited for the ability to enlarge it during parties. The only problem we have is the grooved top:
Before we committed Mike and I researched some options, so we’re excited to try them out. Hopefully they work and we don’t F the whole thing!
As for chairs, I looked long and hard for something modern, comfortable, and affordable. And, I came full circle back to World Market and ordered 5 of these bad boys:
They’ll be in in a couple weeks so I’ll have an update once I have those put together as well.
For now, I’m just happy that after over 2 years searching for a round table, I finally have one that I’m (almost) completely happy with!
PS. For those keeping tabs, we missed the deadline for our KDH Family Build-Off challenge. It was just too darn cold to get any work done up here! Good news is, we’re all finishing up this week and should have the first project challenge ready for voting in the next week or so!