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Where can I find small scale furniture for an apartment? Furniture stores only seem to have full-size furniture, no tables for two, for example. I am trying to help my mom find a small table with two chairs.

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By Susannl from St. Cloud, FL

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June 8, 20090 found this helpful

Checkout IKEA. They often have many options for furniture that saves space and looks good. If you don't have one near you, take a look on line and you can have it delivered or just request a catalog to be mailed.

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June 8, 20090 found this helpful

Try yard sales, flea markets and 2nd hand stores. Big Lots has some nice, major brand furniture also.

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June 9, 20090 found this helpful

Check out IKEA. Or any Scandinavian furniture store. I once saw a wonderful table that had folding sides (a drop-leaf table). You could fold down one or both sides depending on how much room you needed. It came with 4 folding chairs that fit inside a space inside the table. It was made of wood & looked very classy, but either way. IKEA has quite a few options. They'll send you their catalog for free if you e-mail or call them.

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---> Here's what I was talking about. It comes in a light (natural) wood finish or a very dark finish:
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Here's a smaller round drop-leaf table with 2 chairs sold at Target (Nice! See picture below)
http://www.targ … rs/dp/B000BC2F5K

Here's a nice smaller table... It's made for a balcony, but it looks nice enough to go indoors:
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More ideas: http://www.next … able/search-html

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June 9, 20090 found this helpful

I've seen a small dinette set for two at WalMart. love seat would work for a sofa and a night stand w drawer works perfectly as a small table in front of the sofa. It also holds remote controls. I don't use a large coffee table due to the sofa reclining on both ends and bumps into it and a nightstand fits at mid center of sofa and is within our reach.

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June 10, 20090 found this helpful

IKEA rocks for things like these.

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June 10, 20090 found this helpful

Check the outdoor furniture departments at the stores. There are some really nice wooden sets now. I saw a set just yesterday at our local grocery store, believe it or not. It was a gorgeous dark coffee brown color. I remember thinking "that's way too pretty to put outside in the elements". But I should think most of the big home improvement stores have some nice "outdoor sets," too, in their garden departments.

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

I have a bright green set that I use on my patio in the summer. The table is small, round, and has two matching chairs. Last winter I brought the set inside to protect it from weather, and I absolutely loved using it. It fits in a small space, and the color brightens up the atmosphere! Such items should be

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going on sale fairly soon and would be wonderful for a small apartment area. Hope this helps.

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