Today I’m showing you my smaller dining table.
It’s the round drop down style. Which means it’s more versatile. You really want to think about versatile when you live in a small space home. That was my mistake with the other table.
I ordered it from Wayfair. Here is the link if you want to check it out. There are various colors to choose from. I chose pecan.
Out from the bedroom came my two red indoor/outdoor chairs I bought many years ago at Pier 1. I know they have to be about 12 years old.
But that’s the wonderful thing about indoor/outdoor furniture. The furniture still looks brand new. I’ve found that indoor/outdoor furniture is often cheaper too. Win-win.
If you’re looking to get new furniture for your home, consider indoor/outdoor furniture. First of all, you can use it either indoors or outdoors. Second, it stands up to abuse and weather.
In the past when I’ve bought area rugs, I have purchased indoor/outdoor rugs as well. Because hey, you can take a rug outside and just hose it down when it looks dusty or dirty. Can’t beat that.
Same goes for the chairs. They’re not delicate pieces of furniture. But made to withstand weather.
Here’s another way I like the table. With one drop leaf down. This way I can see better out my French doors to my patio. Which I will surely want to do in about a month or so when flowers are blooming and my focus goes to the patio.
I really don’t miss the bigger table and chairs. Ivy had scratched the chair seats just by jumping up and down on them. I fixed the scratches as best I could before it went to the consignment shop.
I thought I’d be using the bigger table more for family dinners. But that has happened one time. I typically meet my daughter at least once per month for lunch because she’s so busy. So it’s not like the table got a lot of action.
They just don’t have time to come over here because they entertain quite a bit and Andrew is in all kinds of activities.
If the table and four chairs sell, that’s great. If they don’t, they go to Nathan, who supplies a lot of meals for me. He needs a table and chairs since he split up with his girlfriend and walked away with just his clothing.
I also told him he could use my pots and pans I had been storing in my dishwasher for five years. Couldn’t have both a washer and a stove when I moved here, and I chose having a washer. So I didn’t use them.
I’d rather see him using them since he loves to cook.
Remember when I took my square coffee table over to the consignment shop and left it? It didn’t sell after several months and I had to go pick it up.
I eventually gave it to a maintenance man who was here a year or so ago because I thought it would sell and I was already using another one.
Unbeknownst to me, although he told me he wanted it, he left it behind when he moved and it was stored in a storage shed until about a month ago. I had no idea it was there.
Nathan told me he saw it recently in the building where they keep pool supplies and grabbed it. He painted it white and put it in his apartment.
He said growing up whenever he and his mother would clean their home, they would often rearrange their furniture while they were at it. Something I’ve often done as well.
He also loves to do crafts. He can crochet and sew too. The boy is multi-faceted.
He did not have an easy time growing up and was often away from his mother because she had problems and couldn’t always take care of him. So somewhere along the way he learned to do a lot of things to entertain himself.
What on earth did I do without this giant 6 foot 6 boy who is not worried about engaging in what is often considered gender specific hobbies?
This isn’t the only change to the dining room you’re going to be seeing. I’m not going to tell you what it is. But I think many of you will like the color. That’s my only hint for now.
This smaller table and chairs fits the space nicely. And if I happen to open the French door and it slams back too far, it will only hit the chairs that are basically indestructible.
I mean, look at them. They look brand new and they’re over a decade old. I bought them back in Texas.
I have to show you photos of the babies of course.
I’ve noticed that Ivy is sleeping more in the afternoon after lunch. Maybe she’s slowing down a bit from her kitten energy. She’s nine months old now.
Here’s Charlie on the couch in his usual spot. And Ivy is perched over on her stack of quilts in the living room.
She’s been in our little family for five months now. It seems longer to me. I just can’t imagine life without Ivy spicing it up.
That girl keeps this mama laughing and brother Charlie entertained.