Monday, October 12, 2009

New Furniture Part 2!

More new furniture....and the last of it for awhile (until my credit card recovers)! :o) While the old living room furniture needed to be replaced because of the overall "tiredness" factor, there is a legitimate reason for replacing the dining room furniture.

Here's why.... When we first moved to the house from our old apartment, we had a border collie during the move. Well, she got REALLY bored one day, and decided her next meal should be a table leg and a chair leg. After this little episode, she went to live with hubby's grandparents....couldn't deal with stuff like this on a regular basis and still keep my sanity. Fortunately, it was a perfect fit for them.

Here's the damage the dog did.... (Oh, and please ignore my dirty floor here. It got a good sweep and mop after it was hauled away.)

Here's a pic of the complete old dining room set:

And now, a picture of the new set:

You can't see it from this angle, but on the other side of the table, there is a bench that can seat 2 people. That was probably the single best feature about this table since we often have people over for games and such, and we're always scrounging up 2 extra chairs to put around the table. :o) Oh, and it's just in time for Thanksgiving which will be at my house again this year (yay!!).

But before Thanksgiving....we've got some painting to do, as well as tile the kitchen floor. I purposefully did not include the spot of vinyl on the floor that the dog (same one responsible for the other damage) decided to chew up one tile has been a long time coming.


  1. Lovin' the new table! Those collies sure can do some damage can't they? We have one and she just chewed up my mother's step basket! Oh well, what can ya do?!

    xoxo~ Renee

  2. I can say this...I will never own a border collie again! Lady was a real sweetheart, but I couldn't get past the destruction. I haven't even mentioned what she did in my flower gardens!

  3. Your new dining room set is beautiful! We recently got a new one, too!

    Your family/friends will love the extra room at Thanksgiving. =)

    We had a Sheltie and a collie growing up, but they were outside dogs. Now I see why! LOL

    ~ Lori

  4. Lori...

    Before she went to live with hubby's grandparents, we put her outside. That's when she destroyed my flower garden and dug a hole under my shed. I couldn't even deal with her as an outside was too much!

  5. Oh no! I'm so sorry! That would have been hard for me to overlook, too. I don't have a lot of patience when it comes to kids and pets, so it's a good thing my puppy, Deezel, stays outside! LOL

    I don't remember our dogs (at my parents) doing anything that extreme because my Dad would have made us get rid of them! He's not overly fond of pets to begin with. =)

    ~ Lori

  6. Border collies need a lot of... attention and training and "challenge" in order to stop bad stuff like that from happening. We couldn't hang with a high maintenance dog like that either.

    Congrats on the new furniture. :o)


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