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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Seeking Advice

Alright, folks. Mama Blossom needs some advice. Fast.

We got the go ahead to close on our new house on Friday. This glorious new home has a formal living room and an eat-in kitchen with an island.

Problem: 

We only own one very large dining table and it will be living in the formal dining room leaving us table-less in the kitchen where we are likely to spend the majority of our time.

Important details:


  1. My parents have a round, wooden pedestal table in their garage that they will be bringing up for us but their trip north has not been scheduled yet and could be a few months away.
  2. Because we have a table to go there but just don't have it in our possession I don't want to spend a lot of money on something unless I'm certain I can use it somewhere else in the house (i.e. a patio table that could be covered with a table cloth to disguise it and then go outside when the weather gets nice).
  3. I would prefer something round. There is a small island separating the kitchen area from the eating area and while it's not equipped to have seating at it, it is square in shape so I'd like to keep from putting something else square next to it.
  4. I've looked on Craigslist (my favorite place to shop for furniture) and keep finding table/chair sets which seems wasteful since we already have chairs picked out.
I emailed a woman about an hour away who had listed this table from Ikea which retails for $199. After seeing pics of the actual table she was selling, her asking price of $75 seemed too steep for something that retails for less than 200 bucks. But I'm still smitten with it and here's a pic of that table with the chairs we would like to eventually get.



So I'm asking for suggestions. Help! Please! What do we do to fill this void in the most efficient and economical way possible?

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