Our new dining table + a giveaway
When it comes to furniture, I'm particular to a fault. I know what I want and I refuse to settle no matter how unreasonable my demands. For a long time we were the kind of people who had apartments filled with IKEA furniture because, well, let's be honest - IKEA is affordable and their furniture pieces are super easy to move. But when we bought our condo a few years ago, we decided to slowly replace those items with pieces we really love - like a bar cart, mid-mod teak lounge chair, record console, etc. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect couch (actually, I think I found it) and a desk with decent storage that isn't too bulky, but that's beside the point because today I'm here to talk about our new dining table. Which I'd been searching for since we first put an offer on our condo in early 2014.
For over two and a half years we made something pretty similar to this work for us, but it drove me crazy. It was way too narrow and looked a little out of place. And don't even get me started on the mismatched chairs (you can see a few of the before shots here, here and here). In my dreams, our dining table would be 68-72" (I told you I'm particular), have a wood base and a white tabletop, and be able to fit three chairs on each long side. Speaking of chairs, every single one of them would match. I searched for over two and a half years and didn't find a thing, until one day the Lars dining table popped up in one of my various feeds and I was all OH MY GOD. THERE IT IS! The dining table I'd been looking for all along.
It arrived at the end of December and I was thrilled to find that it is every bit as dreamy as I imagined. The wood is as rich and gorgeous in real life as it is online, the tabletop is surprisingly easy to clean and maintain (I was really worried about stains/scratching), and the piece ties our space together in a way that truly makes it feel like home. Even better? The legs are simple to remove, meaning this table would be super easy to relocate come moving day.
So what about the giveaway? Rove Concepts was kind enough to offer one OLC reader $500 to their online shop. To enter, all you have to do is head over to Rove Concepts, pick out your favorite pieces, and leave them in a comment below. Giveaway is open to US + Canada residents and you have until Tuesday 21 February at 11:59PM MST to enter. I'll choose one winner on Wednesday morning ('cause we all know I'm going to be asleep far before 11:59PM) and they'll be notified via email. GOOD LUCK! Ended! Congrats, Dana Z. <3
PS - I made the granola (with pecans instead of walnuts because we were all out) from my pal Jessica's gorgeous new cookbook. Ya gotta go get your hands on it, babes. It's a beaut.
PPS - The granola is especially delicious when served over aquafaba coconut whipped cream (and drenched in unsweetened vanilla almondmilk). The recipe for the whip will be coming to KitchenAid's blog in the not too distant future so GET YOUR AQUAFABA READY!