Years ago, like 1995, I moved into a house with my ex-husband. The kitchen was GINORMOUS and we needed a large table to fill that huge eating area.
I gained custody of that table (and my kids, of course) after my divorce. Then, he moved out of our old house and I moved into a new life with many children. We needed that huge white table badly.
But sadly, the chairs that went with it didn’t make it. The cats claws the pleather seats, the chairs were wobbly and would fall over backwards at any given movement. We never bought new chairs because, well, we couldn’t afford to and the ones we saw, we just hated. Not to mention, our kids were young and we were worried that all the new chairs would get destroyed. Because, they would. For sure.
So we used these…
Yes, you are seeing correctly. Card table chairs. From Sam’s Club. For the ENTIRE 7 years of living in our house, those have surrounded that table, which is 15 years old and losing its luster.
I hated my kitchen. It was a place where I sat to eat or work. It was functional but not very pretty despite picking out beautiful yellow paint and hanging pictures. The table and chairs were bringing the place down.
It was time to start searching.
And we did, high and low. Everything was too expensive though.
We came across a site on Craigslist. Because yes, I’m not ashamed to say that someone else’s loss is my potential gain. Especially in the antique section where I’m on the hunt for a DINING room table. We found Jugo Designs, a company that stages houses and sells the furniture for GREAT, OUTSTANDING and PHENOMENAL prices. No kidding. Check it out. I’m going to be buying living room set next.
And finally, after years of searching. After years of frustration between prices being too high for a kitchen set and also, finding nothing that we really were that crazy about, we found it…
Our new kitchen table and chairs!
I’m so excited.
It’s amazing the difference it made in the kitchen.
I switched out the pictures that were hanging already for a couple other ones we had around the house.
I LOVE my kitchen!
I love how it looks!
Now it’s pretty and fresh, just in time for my Chanukka/Blue Bunny Ice Cream party on the 10th that we are having with some friends and their kids.
Just…no one sit in the chairs, ok?! I don’t want the chenille getting ruined.
disclaimer: I don’t need a disclaimer, no one paid me a cent.