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A new addition to the kitchen

This blog chronicles my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I'm taking care of the rest.

If you'd like to be brought up to date, check out the archive in the sidebar for previous posts. I recently bought a new dining table and took some new photos of the kitchen to show it in the space.

During the kitchen renovation, I wanted a dining table built because I needed something narrower than an average size table, and it needed to fit 6 people. My boyfriend and I were initially going to build it, but my contractor offered so we took him up on it. The table turned out to be pretty disastrous. The wood of the top ended up warping and splitting, and the pedestal base was completely non-functional for such a long table. In the end, I ended up picking up a couple cheap table legs at Ikea and adding those on, particularly for instances when some of my porkier cats would launch onto it from the countertop. Here is a photo of the table:

I've been looking for a table on and off for several months now and have had no luck, up until a couple Fridays ago when I took my boyfriend down to the Byward Market with me on a table hunt. We were in Stacaro, my new favourite store, when Jeff spotted a really cool desk. It was on sale at 40% off (floor model), and had a black steel base and a wood top, the same colour as my cabinets but a few shades darker. It came with a shelf attached to house a desktop computer, and we quickly discovered it could easily unscrew off. It was the perfect width (just shy of 3') and length. Here is a photo of it from their website:

SOLD! It arrived last Monday and I finally got a chance to try it out with the shelf (decided it was too distracting and hid my Pantons) and find some things for a centrepiece. I love it. I am so happy to have something straight to eat off of, and I am no longer embarassed to have people over for a meal.

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Your new table is perfect!! What a fabulous job you have done of making your home "you".
Table turned out to be a fantastic addition. Bet you are glad you took all that time to find it.
Joe Lucas
Thanks Socko and Joe - yes, the table was worth the wait. :)
omg its beautiful, the photographs turned out really nice, looks like a magazine :) still lovin the blog! are you guys on twitter? i'll check the home page, I'm used to following on my reader!
Thank A Bella Life. And no we are not on Twitter. (I have enough going on with the blog and Flickr)
This is stunning! Your kitchen is so beautiful and inspiring - what a great achievement!
What a great find! Sometimes we just have to think outside the box and repurpose furniture - this worked wonderfully!

BTW - caught your interview in the October Style at Home! I love it when they cover Ottawa happenings! Congrats!
Thanks Donna! I haven't seen the issue yet - they were supposed to send me a copy. My sister and my mom both have one. I can't wait to finally get my hands on one as I've been hearing about it all week.
This room looks amazing, I love the chairs..great job!
your kitchen is so fab! I love everything about it!!
oh my. it's beautiful! good job!
Fabulous...all the color rocks! Kim
I love the chairs. And the table turned out awesome. An overall well thought out kitchen design for the space.
SO. FREAKING. COOL. I adore your inventiveness.
Wow! I absolutely love how this turned out. It was great in the previous post to see how things came together but WOW! Seeing these pictures of the newly remodeled kitchen (which were very well photographed by the way) really blew my mind! Wonderful job. Im very impressed.
I'm not sure what's prettier, your table or some of the pictures you took. It's pretty easy to see how much you like it - and why! Honestly, I can't think of anybody else in the world who would purposely take so many photos of a table, but looking at yours, I can see why you do!
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