A couple years ago, Aaron and I were traveling... I don't even know where we were... Las Vegas? San Diego?... and we went into a World Market. Have you ever been? They have lots of cool/fun housewares and decorative items. Well, Aaron fell for a table there. I liked it too... the industrial qualities and the swivel out seats. He even measured it to see if it would fit in our breakfast nook, but alas it was too large.
I thought he had forgotten about it but I was wrong. He must have been periodically dropping in on the table product page every once in awhile to see how it was doing, because suddenly he tells me "The TABLE is on sale!". We came up with a plan to put the table in the half of our living room we rarely use. The idea being that it would be a sort of work table.
Aaron was on a mission and even found a promo code to get addional $ off. Next thing I knew the table was delivered and in place. And it is doing it's job. We are definitely using that side of the living room more. I put my laptop there to do work and I've worked on two craft projects there.
Note that the pugs could care less about it.