Our Dining Room Table

I wanted to mention our dining room table and chairs. We had a hard time finding one to fit our space well. We wanted to get a higher table height since that would allow for a smaller footprint when four people are sitting at the table. We were able to find this 42″ high table at Crate and Barrel, but we didn’t want to spend too much on the chairs, so we set out to find some.

CSN Stores had these stools and they are the perfect height. We had great customer service with them. One of the stools came in with a broken piece. I called about it and they sent a whole new chair. Once Hubby assembled them, I decided I didn’t like the cushion fabric. I recovered the cushions with Hubby’s help and a staple gun.

We push the table and chairs up near the corner when it’s just the two of us, but then when we have people over for dinner, we pull it away from the wall so everyone has enough elbow room. The table has worked really well for us and also serves as an interim counter stop when loading things into and out of the fridge (it also serves as my portrait studio for my food photos).

Don’t forget – I’m offering a chance to win a cute tote if you donate $5 or more to my Avon Walk by the end of January. See details here.

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18 Responses to “Week of Kitchen Renovations: Storage and Organization”

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    Becca — January 6, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Love those cabinet shelves! They look like a great space saver. I’ll have to look into those.

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    Anne — January 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    You have so many great solutions!! I’m RUNNING to Bed Bath and Beyond for the plastic bag holder–ours are just free under the sink!!

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    Jen — January 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Anne – it really is great and not to $$ either!

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    shadow_elan — January 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure you’ve talked about them before but can you please tell us where you got those neat spice bottles for your sugars? I LOVE them!!!

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    Jen — January 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Shadow – They are part of Pottery Barn’s Daily System. The post coming tomorrow will actually go through how we made the shelf and include a link to the spice jars themselves.

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    stephchows — January 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    the spice jars are so cool!! Can’t wait to see more about them 🙂 I love how vibrant all the colors are!

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    nutmegnanny — January 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Great organizing! I’m always trying to figure out how I’m going to fit all my stuff in my kitchen. Thanks for the tips! BTW love those spice jars…so cute!

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    bcallegra — January 7, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I’ll add my admiration of the spice jars as well – what a great way to keep them dry and organized while adding color to your kitchen!

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    shadow_elan — January 7, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Thanks for the info about the spice jars! They’re actually $10 off right now too, so you get 15 jars for $19!!!

    …I might have bought two sets… 🙂

    Can’t wait to see how you guys set up your shelf.

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    Kat — January 7, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Great ideas! I also love the plastic bag holder among other items. Looking forward to the post on the spice containers.

  11. #
    Jen — January 7, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Hopefully Hubby doesn’t hear the price went down so much. He about had a heart attack when I told him I was spending $120 on spice jars!

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    jenshowme — January 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    How is the towel made so it can hung by a loop?

  13. #
    gaga — January 27, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I love love loooove what you’ve done with your kitchen. It’s so functional and looks fantastic. I’m definitely stealing some of your ideas and incorporating them into my kitchen. Thanks!

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    Jen — January 27, 2010 at 2:21 am

    jenshowme – this is the paper towel holder. It’s a bar that gets attached on one side and has an arm sticking out that the paper towel goes onto.

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    mingy — March 26, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Use tiered cosmetic cases!
    They’re absolutely great. You can compartmentalize your things easily everything stays together. =)

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