Our table has arrived…for the second time! We ordered it in April/May-ish and it was on backorder until August. There was a specific date, but I don’t remember when it was. That date rolled around and we were so excited for the table to be delivered, but were disappointed when we got a phone call telling us that it was time to schedule our delivery. Apparently the date on our invoice wasn’t a delivery date, but a date to confirm that it would be shipped out. We only had to wait a week for it to get here which seemed like another 4 months.
Finally the table arrived. The delivery guys said for 20 bucks they would bring it into the house, but David wanted to do it himself- typical. The box looked really damaged but it was hard to tell if the table was damaged too. You guys, this table is heavy. It took a long time and a ton of strength for David to get it inside by himself. We were actually shocked that he was able to do it on his own.
Once it was safely in the kitchen, we opened it with excitement and were disappointed yet again at how incredibly damaged the table was. We were nervous that it would take another 4 months to get a new table. And we weren’t sure if it was the shipping company’s responsibility or the shop where we purchased the table, but after amazing customer service, they shipped us a new one and told us to keep the damaged one.
Our new table arrived (mostly) damage free and we couldn’t be more happy with it!
I have big boy news for you all but that will have to wait. Let’s talk ghost chairs!
When we built Owl Lane, we hired an interior designer to help furnish that giant home. We thought we were going to be living there forever, so I really feel sick about how much we spent on her. It was 4 years ago and I still can’t get over it. Anyway, one of my favorite items we purchased was a new kitchen table and really awesome chairs. To make a long story short, we ended up having a lot of issues with the chairs, so we decided to return both the table and the chairs.
In comes Compass Pointe…
We loved the look of the Owl Lane dining set, so we looked long and hard for a similar one that was either better quality (which is shocking since we spent an arm and a leg on the entire set), or less expensive. We ended up finding really inexpensive upholstered chairs which was also a bonus because the company David used to work for sold them. However, we not thinking about the repercussions of our naughty cat Cheers. While the new dining set looked great, the chairs were destroyed within a year. The cat literally ripped them to shreds so we promised never to get upholstered anything again.
So, we didn’t hold up to that promise, but we did finally purchase chairs for the kitchen table that are not upholstered. In fact, they are ghost chairs, and I am in love. The only issue we came across, is that the new chairs don’t work with our old table. And by old I mean our 2-year-old table. Yikes! We ordered a new table as well, but that is backordered until forever. So, for now, we have beautiful new ghost chairs (minus one because it arrived damaged). I think that they look great in the new kitchen and they will look even better when that new table arrives! The biggest bonus is that they are super easy to clean, and as uncomfortable as they look, they actually are really freaking comfortable. Win win!
One of my favorite purchases for Compass Pointe was a fabulous Z Gallery mirror. It really completed our great room, so after we started renovating this home, my wheels started turning. I had no idea where to put this mirror! I started freaking out because I really thought that there might not be a place for this mirror- and it wasn’t cheap so that’s a bummer.
We had an interior designer come help us and she showed us the perfect spot for the mirror, so I was really relieved that we are able to use it again.
David hung it up last weekend and it looks amazing. I am so so happy with it. Now, we are just one step closer to the kitchen and dining area to be complete. We need some art, a new table, chairs, and bar stools and then we can finally move on to the family room- I have absolutely no idea where to even start with that room. Oy!