Some dining room loveliness for you today...
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that my partner and I were on the hunt for a new dining table and chairs. With our family expanding, we decided that now would be a good time to make more room at our table. We aimed to find a set which would comfortably seat at least eight people.
Our old dining set had a small round table, and sat four people. It was cozy, and it worked for us for the time we had it--other than at Christmas and Easter gatherings, when we had eight people to accommodate. On those occasions, we brought our outdoor dining set inside, and pushed the tables together. We made do.
While hunting for our new dining set, we looked at just about every furniture store in the area, only to wind up at Ikea. Honestly, we had hoped to avoid getting the set there, but they had the largest table, which was still within our budget. We decided upon the brown-black Stornas table, which has two extension leaves, and can seat eight to ten people, eight white Ingolf chairs, and matching white chair pads, for comfort's sake. We had been considering getting upholstered chairs, until we imagined tiny sticky fingers smearing across the fabric. Having a baby is definitely changing our perspective on things!
All in all, we are quite happy with our choice. The table is massive! The chairs are very solidly built. Since the table is a bit darker than we would like, we are considering painting it more of a chocolate colour, sometime. Also, down the road, we would like to upholster the seats on the chairs, which seems like an easy enough thing to do. The chair design would allow that to happen. We'll see how much time and energy we will have for such projects, once our little one is here. Bonus: yesterday, the new Ikea catalogue arrived in our mailbox, and we saw that our table has gone up in price by $40. How is that for good timing?
We are so happy to have plenty of room at our table, for family and friends to gather 'round. That's what really matters.
Sorry for the not-so-great photo, taken on my phone. Just thought you might like to see the finished result...