Saturday, November 13, 2010

new and improved!

Have you ever tried cramming two kids who couldn't be more different, one of whom has serious sensory issues, into one small space to try to create something like an art project? And had a third kid set up inches away at a desk with no extra space for art supplies, while yet another kid circles below, grabbing whatever falls within his reach?


Well, that won't be me anymore either. Today, I had an epiphany. And the sudden, unexpected gain of our dining room table.

This nifty new setup forms a space-maximizing T shape, which allows plenty of room for multiple personalities to work and create without driving each other crazy.

Well, with less craziness anyway. One can dream. And now no one is left down within a certain little someone's destructive reach. Ahem.

So innocent-looking.

But what's that you're asking? What about our dining room?

That is a gorgeous Ethan Allen dining room set that hubby spied at a yard sale this morning, and we snagged for $100. It also has a leaf to make it Thanksgiving-dinner-sized. The table alone sells new on Ethan Allen's website for $1000. I do wish they'd had 6 chairs instead of 4, but I'm not complaining!

And that is why we love yard sales.

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