Friday, May 21, 2010

My Table Steal

So here is our new table! Isn't it pretty? And I love it! Here's the skinny on how we got this totally awesome table for $75!
My boss/friend had this table. She also has a 4 year old son. He was sitting at the table one night with his dad and he fell off his chair. After the chair falling incident he complained about his shoulder hurting. He would use it when he wasn't trying to get attention about his owie but he wasn't using it to the fullest of it's potential. So they finally (2 days later) took him to the doctor. Lo and behold, small child had broken his clavicle. How crazy is that? Well, my friend is a little crazy and she decided that they needed a new table because she didn't want any more accidents. And me being the terrible mother that I am said, how much are you selling that bad boy for?!? Alright, I admit, I'm not a horrible mother. My little monkey has been sitting at tables this height since he was knee high to a grasshopper since my parent's have one. And we will definitely be extra careful knowing that we don't have carpet under the table like my friend even had. But seriously, I coudln't pass up on this table. It is like new and it's probably the nicest piece of furniture we have in our house other than our bed! So hoowah!
Now onto the funny part of the situation. We had an old laminate table that was roundish and really bulky with rolling chairs (on a side note...I will be selling that table in a garage sale if anyone's interested!). Not a terrible table but nothing fancy. Anyways...when we moved into the house where we were putting the table had a rug. We have kept the rug there the whole time we have lived here (6 years). We pulled up the rug last night and good lord. The linoleum flooring underneath is discolored. So we have 2 different colors of floor from our dining room into our kitchen. Not so funny, but nothing we can do about it! We are now trying to decide how much it will cost to get new linoleum or if for right now we just need to buy a new rug. But I've priced some and they're expensive! And you can get some pretty nice looking flooring that is just stick down. So maybe by the end of the summer we will have new flooring in our kitchen too! Fancy!


Heather said...

What a great deal and wow does it look nice! What a silly reason to get rid of such nice furniture, but good for you that she was that silly.

Girl, my whole house is sticky tiles and I love it! They look nice and are easier on the budget. We got the commercial strength tiles (they are thicker and have a lifetime warranty) from home depot and also got a bucket of glue for extra support.

You could always go with the creaper ones if it is just a temorary fix or if you are planning to move in the next two years.

kendrasue said...

Hanks for the advice! I didn't know there were so many options! And as much as I'd like to move in the next few years I don't think it'll happen!

CBC said...

Love the new table! It looks great!