It has been a bit of process getting our kitchen table. At first, we were going to go secondhand, but as with shopping secondhand, what you are specifically looking for is not always available at the time you want it.
So, then we decided to just design our table instead. With my dad having the access and the know-how on woodworking we sent him a picture of what we were looking for and the custom dimensions we wanted for our small space.
And then we waited.
Months later (he’s a busy guy!) our table started to come together.
With every new picture update, we got even more excited!
Before we knew it, K and my dad were finagling it up the stairs to our apartment.
We suddenly had a real kitchen table.
That more than two people could sit at.
It is glorious and more beautiful than anything we would have ever bought in a store (and way better because I get to say my dad made it).
We are so cautious with it now, whereas with the old table we just threw whatever on it. Now everything must be gingerly placed on a placement or coaster.
At the time we received the table, we only had the 2 IU library chairs to sit on, so instantly inviting people over was not an option. Luckily, I had perused Craigslist the night before and inquired about a set of West Elm chairs that I have been pining over for ages. Each of those chairs retail for $249 A PIECE!
Thank goodness I acted quickly and followed up that I could pick them up the next day because I got all 5 chairs for $200 total!
Within two days we went from tiny garage sale table that fits two to the amazing custom table and bargain chairs that fit four (actually 5 but we cant fit that chair anywhere right now).