Out with the Old Dining Room Table, In with the New!

Terry and I were looking very casually at new dining room tables, not anything of a big rush and certainly not anything with a big budget.  We just liked the idea of updating our style.  The dining room table we previously had was Terry's that he's had for many many years.  It was a beautiful table, but we thought with the dining room space that we have, it may be nice to have a square or rectangular table instead of the round.  Terry, with his sleuth-like Craigslist skills, found a great table at a great price for what we were looking for.  We had to drive to the other side of St. Louis to get it, but it was worth the drive (well, other than the car smelling of curry the entire ride home).   When we got the table home, I snapped a quick picture of it, but it is not temporarily residing in the front corner bedroom until the floors are finished in the dining room.  We (Terry) are also going to sand and re-stain the wood a darker color, somewhere around a mocha or a little darker I think.

Between the both of us being out of town or our weekend day-trips, this past weekend was the first time that I could post the old table on Craigslist.  It was very very quickly becoming a space-killer, so we needed to get it sold.  We wrestled around with the price to post it at, and decided that we would start high in the assumption that they would counter-offer a lower price.  Here were the pictures I posted.

(you can see the newly sanded floors of our dining room)

So we ended up getting one spammer hit.  Saying that they wanted to pay with a money order and then they would have their guys come and pick it up after the check cleared, and that he would pay me $50 extra to take the ad down from Craigslist and for the inconvenience of having to hold it for them for a few days.  Nuh-uh, no way, not doing it! 

Yesterday I got an email from a woman asking if the table was still available, that she'd just moved to the area, and that she'd like to buy the table.  Her email was military, and seeing as we live right next to Scott AFB, that made me very comfortable.  She met us at the house at 5:30, she was packed and loaded by 5:45, and she paid the full asking price!!  She was super happy and we were thrilled, so all in all, it was a great transaction! 

Now I've just gotta crack the whip on the boy to get this new table in use.  :-)


Scientific Housewife said... Add Reply

Glad you got the old one off your hands!

LGibbs said... Add Reply

me too!!! Such a relief!!

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