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The Kitchen Table




THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping me with the kitchen table decision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved reading all the comments.

I have found sort of a compromise. I love it, but I don't want to mess up!
I found this table ( in the pictures) that is wood on top that nearly matches our woodwork in the kitchen.
It comes with 4 ivory chairs and one bench. (6 people)
The wood color will keep the table from looking too washed out. It is VERY kid friendly with the table top finish.
THOUGHTS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE red furniture, but I don't want my kitchen table to be red. I would love it in someone else house, but I just think I would get tired of it. I am also not willing to change my curtains.

Solid ivory would be too much blah. Plus the Paula Deen is too massive. It just would NOT work.

I also do NOT want to do fabric seat.

The glass on top sounds like trouble.

SO.......it is either black or what you see in the pictures.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me!!!!!!

Comments

Jodi said…
Laurie, I love this! We have a farm table with Benches and our kids love them! I really like the finish of the table you posted.
Laura said…
I love what's in the picture. I had an ivory table, thought I was tired of it, so went to dark. Hated the dark! Showed every little knick, scratched easily, the chairs were awful after about 6 months. I'd give anything to have my ivory table back. Love the wood top on the picture, and the distressed legs!
Shannon said…
Definitely this one!
I love the bench idea! I've always thought those looked so good and inviting in kitchens. I agree, the glass doesn't sound like a good idea. I think you can't go wrong on the finish you choose. But I'll admit, with the stuff I can see hanging on your wall, I think the black would look really great. I realize that I'm in the minority :)
Nancy said…
Yay! I'm gonna link down below to the bench we have. I think your girls will LOVE it. Our two have had so much fun doing projects at the table on the bench, eating, or just hanging out with us in the kitchen. I love your choice!!!
Can't see it really good, but you can tell they love sitting together. And it has cute spotted print on it...
http://www.houseofhudspeth.blogspot.com/2011/06/oh-joy.html
Michelle said…
I love the table in the picture! A bench is a great alternative to just having all chairs and I think your girls are old enough to sit on one safely and they'd probably think it's fun, too. I love reading your blog. :)
Karen said…
I also say definitely that one. You are smart not to do glass....ask me how I know. I don't know how Kelly can stand having to clean hers with a little one ~ soon to be 2 eating at the table. You could always paint it black in the future.
The Mommy said…
I LOVE it!! We have a similar table and chairs in our dining room, but now I want this bench! I think having the wood table top adds a little something and doesn't look as blah as a solid ivory table. Our table finish is called "buttermilk".
Lee Ann Thomas said…
Love this one! I am a nanny for a family and we love the bench at their table for the kids!
Angie said…
I absolutely love what's on top...I love a barn style! Perfect;)
Angie said…
I absolutely love what's on top...I love a barn style! Perfect;)
Jill said…
That looks like exactly what I'm looking for too! Would you mind sharing where you found it? Thank you!
Jill said…
That looks like exactly what I'm looking for too! Would you mind sharing where you found it? Thank you!
Unknown said…
I love the new pictures! Such a great set and a bench seat would be so fun! Can't wait to see what you decide!
Jill said…
I really like this and love the bench!!!
YES - I like this!!!!! YES YES!!!!!
Hannah said…
i love this table!
Tara G. said…
I never commented on your table question the other day, but a bench came to mind. I think this is a lovely choice - it won't be swallowed up into the beadboard and it's still distinctive but similar to the rest of your space. As long as the quality (and comfort of the chairs) is comparative to the price, it appears you have a winner!
Laura Burciaga said…
It's perfect! LOVE!
Kim said…
I love the table! I like the contrast of a dark top and lighter legs. Plus, I think the table just looks like something you would like...it looks like you.
As for the ivory chairs, I like those too. Its a nice mix between the wood and the paint color in your diningn room! Good choices!!
Em said…
I have this table (if it's from Pier 1) and I was so disappointed that the top of it has bubbles from water or other misc. wetness. I could take pics to show you if you'd like! But if the one you're looking at is not from Pier 1, then I guess it won't be the same one and won't matter! I was just super bummed that I spent that and it's not holding up!
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Johanne said…
Ilove what you are doing here :) It's fun to read all the feedback. Ilove the table with the wood top and the benches are awesome too. Can't wait to see what you decide :) good luck!
sara burrell said…
laurie, love your kitchen! my walls are a light gold, curtains (valances) a red toile ..... lots of beadboard like you have. white kitchen also ..... had my oak table re-done in a 'buttermilk' distressed finish. lived with that a few years. now it's oak on top, and had the pedestal plus the chairs re-done in distressed black and it looks GREAT. should also tell you that the table is next to white plantation shutters but it all works! let me know if you'd like to see a picture!

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