Friday, on a whim, I stopped at IKEA and headed to my very favorite department, the “AS IS” room. I’m an absolute sucker for bargains, and if I find something cheap enough, I can always make it work, lol. I found this gorgeous kitchen table marked down from $299 to $179. While I’m standing there deciding and calling my husband asking him if he minds if I get the table, the sales guy comes up to me and whispers, “I’ll give you an extra 20% off if you buy it tonight.” Yeowza! That was just the gentle nudge I needed. “SOLD!” Best thing about it, there was no scratches whatsoever on this table. I’m still looking at it, shaking my head wondering why it was in the scratch and dent department.
In a terribly cold torrential rain storm the loader guy and I slid it in my van and I took it home to live with me. I like it because it doesn’t have a leaf. The table I had before this one sagged in the middle and the goofy legs were always askew and loose. This new table is ‘Pottery Barnish’ and I like that. I’m also leaning toward darker woods because I think they look richer. In lieu of chairs, we use these two very wide black Pottery Barn benches (I also got for a bargain!) and my husband just hates them. (He says they’re unclassy and make our house look like a barn) They work so well, though with kids. I like them, despite his hatred of them. Anyway, this table matches those two benches much better than our blond wood, saggy table.
$143 bucks folks…what a bargain!