I spent a lot of time wanting a new kitchen table. I daydreamed about it. (Why yes, it IS sad when you hit your 30's and find yourself daydreaming about a table. Glad you asked.) Our old table was one we got from JC Penney when we were first married. It was a little circular pedestal table that fit four, but had side leaves to drop down to turn it into an adorable cafe table for two. It became shockingly less adorable as our family grew. The kids tried chin-ups on it, making it wobbly. Even a guest or two made eating crowded. More than two made it down right silly. I wanted a nice big table. It would be rectangular. It would fit six comfortably. It would be heavy, and solid, and never wobble. It would have a finished wood top with white legs. It would NOT be a pedestal table. In my head it was magnificent. In reality it was at least five hundred dollars. @#$%^*
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