The dining room saga continues

Two amazing things happened today.

Firstly, the telephone rang early this morning with a call from a floor fitter. I had emailed last night asking for a quote for fitting a new engineered floor in our dining room. Not only was Steve able to give me an idea of what the cost would be over the phone but he is going to come and see us next Monday to measure up in order to give us a fixed price. Hurray!

Secondly, the upholsterer came to see us this morning. We want to refresh a few of our guest rooms and also wanted a quote from her with respect to re-upholstering our dining room chairs. Whilst her verbal quote for re-upholstering the chairs was reasonable, we would still have the chairs themselves to refurbish in order for them to match our new tables. Having spent at least an hour humming and hawing over the possibility of retaining our current chairs albeit with new seats, Hubby and I have finally decided to give up the idea and are going to buy new chairs instead. Our current chairs are still good but it would probably cost just as much to re-upholster them and to strip and re-finish them to the correct hue to match the new tables. Wow! A decision made! Finally.

A picture of the dining chairs we are having made for us.

A picture of the solid oak dining chairs we are having made for us. We will have solid oak tables in their natural colour, which is similar to the colour of the wood that the chair is sitting on.

So I think we are now further ahead with planning for our dining room refurbishment than we were before. I am now looking for someone who can perhaps help to re-polish our antique table in the dining room. We use it to hold our cold breakfast selections, such as fruit, cereals, and yoghurt. Hot breakfasts are served directly to table, as we do not hold hot foods but cook our breakfasts fresh when guests enter the dining room.

Hubby and I are also veering toward Havwoods for our flooring as we have now had a chance to compare prices. Havwoods is about £800 cheaper, depending on the floorboards we choose. We will know for sure when the floor fitter comes to see us on Monday. The only caveat is that Hubby seems to like a certain wood and I prefer another. I think we might just do a little more searching at Havwoods to see what else the store might have in stock before making up our minds.

Here’s to completing our dining room planning by Monday next week!

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