Saturday, October 09, 2010

Should Have Done a Before and After...

Project 365 - Day 282

It was love at first sight! For the past little while I have been trying to decide what to do about our dinning set. Its a country style set we got when we first moved in to our place. I loved everything about it, and at the time it was an amazing price from a fine furniture store here in town. However, in the past few years our chairs haven't been holding up that well. With the slightly angled legs, and little feet climbing on them, I have been fixing them every so often. Finally one chair had enough and broke right at the seat. Thank goodness no one came crashing down, but it was beyond repair this time.

The time had come to make a choice. We had to find new chairs but nothing fit with our table and its country finish... until I happened to be browsing the Sears website. I stopped in my tracks and saw a table much like ours with chairs with a better design that could possibly match. It was a long week waiting for them to arrive and I got the email late last night they were at the hardware store for pick up! Yay!

I woke up early this morning and ended up going to Ikea while everyone else was asleep. I wanted to pick up the little hook set for another 'project' area of our entrance way. When I got back into town the hardware store was open and Ken and the kids met me and we got our 2 large boxes loaded and home. Upon opening the box I saw the color and the wood was nearly a perfect match! I was giddy and then I spent who knows how long putting them together. When I was done they looked soooooooo good!

Then I put up the Ikea hook rack I got and it took care of the constant mess that was littering our entrance way of bags, hats and coats belonging to the kids. Ariel was pleased and eager to hang her and Xander's things up.

When living in a small space, everything little thing counts! I know it might be small to others, but for us its home and we can make it work for our needs until the time comes when we can move on elsewhere.

We are enjoying our long weekend thus far. Eating lots of turkey and lounging around the house. We were planning to go to the pumpkin patch today but the rain changed that idea. Instead Ken animated, Ariel played, Xander napped and I cleaned. I am hoping to tidy a few other areas that need some new organization downstairs and in the kids rooms. With Xander mobile it makes it harder to keep things tidy.

Speaking of Xander, he is saying 'hello' and 'bye' into his toy phone. Its so cute and fun to hear his little voice coming out more as he toddles around the house. Well I better get sewing and finish Ariel's hem on her dress tonight. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Dianne said...

The chairs look so great!

(We have those hooks too - probably even purchased at the same Ikea. :)

kelly ens said...

looks fantastic! :)

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