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One Way Ticket

by Kay~Kacey on 7/15/2009

So, we have a saying here at our house. Well, actually, it’s a RULE. You can take any furniture, kitchen stuff, old linens and towels, etc from our house TO college…but none of it comes back into our house. So as we decide we don’t want things, they go into the one way ticket pile.

This is The Impish One’s one way ticket pile for his apartment.

Yep, my old kitchen table. I always was going to find some cute red vinyl “diner” chairs to go with it. But all the chairs I found were SO expensive. Then I got over my whole “fifties diner” look in my kitchen anyway. So as you know, we’re in the process of redoing our kitchen.

So a couple of weeks ago, I talked SuperGuy into buying a new kitchen table and chairs.
new kitchen table

Isn’t it cute? It has a butterfly leaf that folds down and rests under the table if we want to make it smaller for when it’s just SuperGuy and I at home.

end chairs at kitchen table

And see the red end chairs? Well, there’s a story in and of itself! So, we found this table we loved…but they only had 3 of the 4 chairs. As if. So SuperGuy spotted these other chairs with the distressed red backs on them. Perfect accent for our kitchen since we have the splashes of red with the yellow. So he said, give us two of the chairs that come with the table, and these two red ones for the ends of the table. The red ones were a lot more $$. They wanted to charge us extra. Well, never negotiate with SuperGuy, ’cause you’ll lose. I’m just saying. He’s like “what are you ever going to do with a table with 3 chairs?” So, eventually they give us the table, two of the chairs that go with it, and these two adorable red end chairs for the on sale price of the whole table set. :love:

SuperGuy rocks! Anway, we go to check out…and they just can’t figure out how to ring up the transaction. Seriously. 30 mintutes and 3 managers later they are still trying to figure it out. Well, the checker rings it up…and the transaction is off by ONE CENT. We tell her we’ll GIVE HER A PENNY. Nope. That won’t work, it has to balance. 15 minutes later, they finally figure out how to balance the transaction so we can go pick up the table and chairs. Amazing, without any influence of alcohol, SuperGuy and I were shockingly calm through this whole thing. We’re still not sure what was up with that. ;)

matching placemats
Not to mention, I had these totally adorable placemats that a good friend of mine had given me that look awesome on my table, don’t they? (you remember her…she’s the friend how gave me that darling black teapot that I then decorated the whole Love Nest kitchen around it!)

I’m really starting to love my kitchen! :love:

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

KateS July 15, 2009 at 5:58 am

I love it too!!!!!

So – how close to done IS it???
The best thing about renovating is when its done and you can just Look at it. Ahhhhhhhhh…….. :love:

Mental P Mama July 15, 2009 at 7:04 am

It looks wonderful! Love the placemats;) :lips:

Barb - WillThink4Wine July 15, 2009 at 9:25 am

My sister wishes she had the same rule with her 2 boys when they left for college. When they finished college and moved back home they put all of their college stuff is in HER attic. Now they’ve both owned their own homes for 1-2 years and it’s still in her attic – not theirs :wallbash: ! Actually, my post is about this very thing tomorrow as we are both on a serious De-cluttering Mission. But now you don’t have to read it! hahaha!

Kate July 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Maybe you were so calm about the 45 minute transaction because you knew you were getting a great deal and a beautiful kitchen table set. It’s awesome, Kacey. And I love that red and white checkered tile top. Beautiful. Looks like a magazine! And I like a not cluttered look. I don’t have one, but I like them.

Shirley July 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Next time I need to buy a car, can I borrow Superguy?

The table and chairs look great. He did really good.

mary July 16, 2009 at 3:58 am

Well, it sounds like quite a lot of patience was needed for those chairs, but Oh are they ever worth the wait. Beautiful! Your kitchen reno looks wonderful, Kacey. LOVE that tile countertop!

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