I decided last week that we absolutely positively needed a new kitchen table.
Not only did we need it, we needed it before Thanksgiving.
My poor husband. As soon as I said that, he knew any plans of relaxing over the weekend had just flown out the window.
Let’s take a little walk down kitchen table memory lane, and you’ll see why he’s starting to hate the words “kitchen table.”
When we first remodeled our kitchen, this is the table we had. It was a combination of a base from our previous table and the cellar door from our old house in Missouri.
It was okay, but I never liked the base.
We loved it for awhile, until …
I had hoped to get more leaves for it, but never found any affordable ones.
Which led to …
I used the cellar door from table #1 and the base from table #2.
I loved how it looked, but it was a knee knocker. The skirt around the edge was too low for the men in my family, so they couldn’t cross their legs without hitting their knees.
I didn’t even take a picture of table #4. It was an antique counter that I asked my husband to turn into a table. He did, but what I had envisioned in my mind just didn’t work well as a table.
It’s in our garage now and he’s using it as a work station. So it wasn’t a total waste.
I started searching Pinterest for table ideas and fell in love with some farmhouse kitchens that were black and white. Most of my kitchen is white, so once my husband finished building my new table, I painted the base black and painted all of our chairs to match.
My husband was surprised I didn’t want to go back to a white table base and chairs, but I’m really loving the black and white combination in the kitchen.
Eventually I’d like to replace the chairs between the wall and table with a bench, but it might be pushing my luck to ask him to build one before Thanksgiving.
I know when to quit while I’m ahead. 🙂
I’ll just keep my eye out for an affordable one.
My husband did such an amazing job building my new table and getting it done so quickly.
I can’t wait to have my whole family around it for Thanksgiving.
Vaya con Dios,