After some deliberation, Ken and I decided to order a new dining room set. The one we have is serviceable, but we both agreed that we wanted something a little nicer and something that matches our stuff a little better. JC Penney had a great deal on a rectangular table that has leaves and will expand to a 54" square table, plus you get 2 extra chairs, so we'll have a couple of extras to stash in the basement until we need them.
Our furniture is a sort of medium, cherry color, and I think this will match nicely. It's solid wood, and I've always been happy with stuff from Penney's, so I'm looking forward to getting it set up! It's on backorder at the moment, but that's okay, because it will give us time to work on the garage and get our workout equipment moved. I can't stand sitting without cushions for a long time, so I also ordered some new cushions for the chairs, ones that match better. (We have an open living room/dining room, so we're slowly working on getting everything coordinated.)
Both of us prefer simple, clean lines. Before I met Ken, I had purchased a coffee table and end tables in the mission style, and Ken
tolerates likes it, too. All of our furniture purchases together have been in that style, with that medium color of wood. I think this will be a nice addition, and I also like that we can make the table bigger if we need to, and I like the 2 extra chairs.
I'm pleased with our purchase!
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