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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12 Responses to “Week of Kitchen Renovations: Before and After Pics”

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    Angie — January 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    What, what an amazing transformation. Everything looks fantastic. I’ve been looking at those metal-type backsplashes for when we re-do ours and I was a bit hesitant because while I like them I was afraid it would be too much. I like how you did it though so I’ll definitely have to keep some of this in my inspiration folder!

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    Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — January 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This looks absolutely fabulous!! Congrats on a job well done 🙂

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    Jennifer — January 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    WOW! What an awesome transformation! I love it.

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    Courtney — January 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    i totally adore you new kitchen, its fantastic!!

    the metal backsplash is great and i love the shelf with the spices, well i love it all, totally great

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    laurasrecipecollection — January 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    It’s gorgeous! You can barely tell it was the same rooms! You have a beautiful kitchen!

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    Kelsey — January 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    It looks really great!

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    biz319 — January 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Wow – that’s amazing you worked with those appliances for that long! Totally jealous, but happy for you guys at the same time.

    LOVE THE FLOOR!

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    Nancy — January 9, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Wow, you and Carlos did a fantastic renovation. Love the before and after pics.

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    oneordinaryday — January 10, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Looks wonderful. I am in love with those beautiful, tall upper cabinets! Great idea!

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    Amy Kingman — January 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Great job! Looks wonderful.

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    Heather — January 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I have loved these posts. Your kitchen looks amazing! Love all of the little touches (the spice rack, the cupboard doors that cover the radiator, etc.). Fantastic job!

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    Ashley — January 20, 2010 at 4:59 am

    GREAT posts! I’m on the tail end of a remodel, so I especially appreciate them right now 🙂

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