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Not In The Slightest Bit Vintage

Don't let me turn this into a rant about how difficult it is to find professionals willing to do work at the house, suffice to say the window repairs are not happening any time soon, and we're painting the bathroom ourselves. 

I may have mentioned it before, but Dan did not like the coffee table, over the past few months I'd go as far as to say he's been openly hostile towards it, so I've been hunting for a replacement. Here's the offending article, first mentioned in this post. I find it adorable that back in July 2016 I was so optimistic about the bathroom refit. 


It's just a glass table, nice and big. Turns out the size was part of the issue, one of us is rather untidy and Dan was quite unhappy that it was always covered with books, nail files, sewing stuff and magazines. 

We've seen many, many lovely tables, but even I am not daft enough to spend hundreds of pounds on a nice mid century table that will live in the room where there are two rabbits wandering around with their teeth. A couple of weeks ago Dan dismantled the table to force us into action. Did it nudge the untidy person into putting things away?


It did not. 

So we went to Ikea, a place I find to be exceptionally relaxing, last time we went someone was actually asleep on a sofa, a good advert I thought. 


We are now the owners of a small, leaf shaped table. Ideal. We didn't buy a teapot, any drinking glasses - even though they had flamingo ones, or candles. We did replace the rather chewed grey curtains with some magic eye curtains though.


£120 to cover a 5 metre window, not bad at all. Plus, they're blackout, not an exciting thing, but our living room gets the sun all afternoon so they're much needed.  



So with the rug, curtains and coffee table we are a little Ikea-d up in the living room, but affordable, durable and large it's what works, the vintage treasures can stay upstairs where the only sharp teeth are mine!

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  1. I think that glass table is lovely but I can see the point - it'd get covered in this home too!
    J x

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    1. I really liked the table, but now it's gone I am enjoying the extra space.

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  2. That’s a beautiful, calm room. I have a very similar chair ( Next) and I love that green colour. The quilt draped over the sofa also adds a nice touch. I’m finishing a shirt quilt for me today-just one edge to bind and it’s done.

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    1. Thank you. The green chairs are also things of the past, he didn't like them either!

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  3. I love the table. I'm after something similar myself. Lily wouldn't chew it, but she can be rough sometimes, so I need something sturdy. X

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    1. This table is quite light, so maybe not one for a lively character. I really like it though, plus the buns like sitting under it, so I get to keep an eye on them!

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  4. A fellow untidy person here but only when I'm crafting. I defy anybody to craft in a tidy manner, I've tried and it's impossible. We had glass tables once and I loved them for the first week. After that I got mightily fed up of having to wipe the very visible dust off them every day. As soon as I could I got rid of them. Your leaf table is lovely. If I ever need to go to Ikea I'm taking you and your relaxing vibes with me. I find it a really stressful place to shop for some reason. xx

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  5. Love the table and the curtains. Definitely good buys. I did, however, buy two drinking glasses and two teacups when we went to IKEA last week. Oh and a lampshade and loo brushes too.

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    1. The curtains are really nice, they're textured but lightweight which is great for us. They're also only 250cm long which is perfect, I never got round to altering the 3m long ones which is why they ended up more than a little chewed.

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  6. Your room is beautiful, I love the grey with bright colours!

    I also love Ikea, when I can't find things second hand they nearly always come from Ikea.

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    1. Thank you so much!

      I know lots of people can't stand it, but I'm a fan, especially now we have veggieballs and chocolate Oatly to bring home.

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    2. There's chocolate Oatly?! I need to do a shopping trip. Love the meatballs, never bought them from the market though, just the cafe.

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    3. Yes! I think it's available from most supermarkets too, I'm sure I've seen it at Sainsbury's.

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  7. Love the shape of the table, very nice.

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    1. It's cute, compact but still big enough to be useful.

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  8. I saw that coffee table on our recent visit to IKEA - it suits your living room. My dad made one in the fifties with a formica print top. We used it up until the nineties and my two daughters had their meals on it in front of the TV as a treat.
    Curtains look great too.

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  9. I liked the glass table, but the leaf one suits you perfectly.

    God bless.

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    1. I liked the glass one, but I agree with Dan too that a smaller table is good for the extra space.

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