We've had a few chances to break in our new, awesome, ginormous farmhouse table. The first occasion (of course) was a game of Settlers. No better way to christen a table than with my new favorite song "We Built This City on Wheat & Ore," (sung to the tune of Jefferson Starship's classic 80's hit, "We Built This City.")
Since then, we've updated the table a bit. I found the gold bowl in the Ikea As-Is section for $4. It is supposed to be a sort of table, and came with a big metal stand that was broken. I knew I just wanted the bowl, so the broken stand didn't phase me. (If you haven't shopped in the as-is section at Ikea, you need to! They sell floor models, extra random things, and broken/returned items there for cheap, cheap, cheap.)
We've also dropped the chandelier so that it hangs right over the table. You can't tell in this picture, but it's not centered over the table... A little annoying, but not a big deal at this point. We'll definitely be updating that chandelier eventually. Whether we'll replace it or just paint it is still up in the air.
And then we've added these cherry-esque stained chairs. They're loaners from one of our friends who doesn't have room for them at his place. We have yet to finish the Ikea chairs we've halfway-stained... and we still plan to build a bench for one side.
Now would someone remind dear old Mother Nature that it is May 1st?! It should not be snowing... especially because my car has been kicked out of the garage by the great cabinet takeover...