The most ominous thing about being an adult is making adult-sized purchases. From buying a new car to a house, adult purchases give me SEVERE anxiety. So when my brother came to me asking to take our glass dining room table for his apartment and I quickly said yes…then came to the slow realization with the fact that we now have to purchase a new dining room table. We are at that age where IKEA furniture is a bit ridiculous. In college, IKEA furniture was totally acceptable when you only work part-time and make $9 an hour. But as a full-fledged adult with a full-time job, it’s time to start making smarter purchases!
Furniture shopping to me is an out-of-body experience. Every time I step foot in a furniture store-besides IKEA-I feel like I am a.) too young to be shopping for furniture and b.)like a child when the associates approach me quickly in fear that they will firmly say, “Don’t touch that!” Furniture shopping should be exciting especially when you have saved some extra money for nicer pieces. I have a vision in my mind for what I want in a dining room table and it’s pretty specific. (My poor yet patient husband, always willing to let me take the wheel with decorating!)
We searched online and got some general price ranges for what we could afford and what we were willing to spend on a table. I found one I fell in love with while my husband found a few different options. Being a “consumer reports” kind of guy, he always finds options and compares them to find the best product. He’s very thorough. We found a beautiful table that we could fit in our new dining area of the house-which is not very big but will serve it’s purpose while we live there. We went and looked a the table then left and came back a week later to make the purchase. It wasn’t as painful a shopping experience as I would have thought it would be. The salesman was very helpful and worked with us to get the table we wanted. Judd like one version and I liked another so we met in the middle.