We’ve had a round table in our kitchen. A lovely oak one.
But it has 4 legs and so we only fit 4 seats, and there are 5 of us. So, we always have to pull up a chair.
For a long time I have been looking in magazines at round tables with a central leg, and thinking that this would be a much better option, as you can fit 5 chairs at these tables easily.
On Friday I went to Churches of Christ op shop on the corner of Oakover Road and High Street and found THE PERFECT table.
It has a nice solid central leg and HAS ALREADY BEEN PAINTED WHITE (so I don’t have to do it!). And it was only $50.
I bought it at about 2pm, and by 3pm it was delivered and promptly installed in it’s final resting place by Elise and I (we are quite adept at moving chunky furniture around houses now). I wiped it down, and viola!
For our family it works so much better than the old one (which is going to Elise’s house … she has been wanting a round table to replace the rectangular one in her formal dining area, perfect!).
I found 5 odd chairs around the house and put them at the table. I think I might paint a couple of chairs a deep blue (ie. the one currently painted brown), and leave some timber, and maybe make some chair cushions in blue too.
Matching, but not too matching. That’s my aim. And I will be SO HAPPY.
Now I just need to get the tiler in to do the old fireplace (only a year after our renovation …) and the caulker, and the kitchen will be done!
It looks great Lea, a birthday prezzie for yourself!
A great find for you – isn’t it great when you go somewhere and what you want jumps out at you – like it is MEANT to be…