Friday, October 12, 2012

Dining Tables

Here's the tables we bought. As it turns out, with the bench it would have been better to have tables with a single base (restaurant style) instead of tables with 4 legs. You tend to hit the leg getting in and out from the bench. But, it works ok. And we couldn't find any restaurant style tables we liked. The middle table is from Circus Furniture. It's a 59"x35" cappuccino colored table. It came with the 4 chairs for $500. The other two small tables were less than $150 for the pair, ordered online from Target. They are 29.5"x29.5, and the color is espresso. The small tables are the exact same style, but just a tiny shade lighter and redder than the larger table.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Laundry Hamper in Kitchen

I have the pull-out trash that originally held recycles and trash. I started using cloth napkins, and try to use washcloths instead of paper towels for a lot of things. So, I put the trash under the kitchen sink and changed one of the pull-outs to a laundry hamper.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ikea cabinets have adjustable shelves

One of the great things about Ikea cabinets is that you can add extra shelves, and the shelves are adjustable. I was able to put 4 shelves in this cabinet, and keep all my different kinds of plates separated.

It's very easy to add the shelves. There are pre-drilled holes in the cabinet that you put little metal pegs into, and the shelves rest on the pegs.