Friday, October 29, 2010

PSF: A New Table

I had a table when we got married.  I paid $50 for it plus 4 chairs when I was living in Seattle because I didn't know if I'd have to furnish my own place when I went to grad school.  Turns out I didn't, but I liked the table, it was from IKEA, and it was it pretty decent shape.

Brian has never liked the table.  I will give him that it's too short, he hits his knees.  But he's more afraid that it will break as it has a glass top.  And two of the chairs are missing slats out of the backs (see the picture below) because they are pretty flimsy and small and well, he isn't.  I wasn't a huge fan of blue chairs anyway, but hey, cheap is good!

So, we've been on the lookout for a new table for awhile, cruising second hand stores and garage sales and never finding anything worth replacing our table with.  There's a wood furniture store in town going out of business and we've bought things there before, they have quality furniture.  But whatever sleazy company they hired to do their "going out of business" sale is not marking anything down, but telling everyone who walks in "these are the retail prices, let us know what you're interested in and we'll tell you how much it is" and then quoting 30% off retail.  I don't know about you, but that's not a going out of business sale!  I think they're getting to keep a large portion of the profits.

Anyway, I didn't find anything in there I loved and that's a good thing as most of the tables were running over 2k, and that was at 30% off!  (we bought smaller things before!)

On Saturday I was out by myself for a couple hours and on the way home I stopped by a second hand store that's on our end of town.  I've been driving by for months intending to stop and instead have always had tired, hungry, or sleeping children in the car!

I walked through the store and saw this table and 6 chairs for $250.  I was NOT impressed with the chairs (they didn't match and were very sun bleached on the backs), but the guy working called his boss and said they could sell the table alone for $150.  I said I'd bring Brian back later, he loved it, and we are now the proud owners of a new table!

It came with 2 leaves too, although one of them is missing the side decorative pieces.  But I seriously doubt we will use even one leaf very often so it's not a big deal.  Plus, for that price, the table is awesome!

Now, I'm just counting every time Brian says "I love our table".  I think I'm up to at least a dozen! =)

And to find a set of chairs at the same type of price...

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  1. Just having a happy husband is more than worth it! :) The table is lovely. I enjoy finding treasures at thrift stores. You never know what you will find!

  2. That is a very nice table at an unbelievable price! What a great find.


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