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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A New Kitchen Table is on the Way

We did a full kitchen remodel five years ago (you can check out the before and after photos here).  At the time we knew that we wanted to buy a larger kitchen table, but after the stress and problems of that renovation, we just never followed through on buying it. 
The table we own is beautiful, just a bit too small for the space.  At the time of the kitchen renovation, we had picked out a table from Ethan Allen.  It was from their Maison collection.
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Well, five years later, that is still the table we want.  We have looked around and have yet to find a table that we like more.  It's similar to the table we have, except that it is 56" round with a 20" leaf to extend it to 76" (our table is a 40" round with two leaves in it to make it 54" x 40").
I love the cherry top and it will go so well with our island.
For now we haven't purchased any new chairs.  I want to see how our existing chairs look.  

Plus, for sure, I can find chairs I love that aren't Ethan Allen prices.  
I love Ethan Allen...but they're expensive.

The table is supposed to arrive next week.  With the new table being a darker table, I think it's time to lighten up the space with a lighter area rug.  This rug, and the two runners in the kitchen, were bought five years ago and it's probably time for an update.  

The color of these rugs was called mocha but when the rugs arrived, they seemed much more like a burgundy to me.  It worked, because it picked up on the color of the walls in the dining room, but I have always felt the rugs were a bit darker than I would have liked.  Great for hiding spills, though.
This rug is big too...it's 7'6" x 9'6".  I do like the cut outs along the edge.  
I won't make any final decisions until the new table arrives.
But if I do change the rug, I would like to pull colors from the window treatments.  I think that would look beautiful under the dark wood table.  
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Maybe something like this.  

Don't forget to stop back tonight for my Swing into Spring party.


The party opens at 8pm EST.  Hope to see you then.


-Judy
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27 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Your new table will look beautiful in your kitchen. :) Megan

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great looking table, Judy! The chairs they show with the table go with your counter stools, but I can understand your wanting to wait and see if you can use your existing chairs. Ethan Allen is expensive but they have been around a long time and I've never heard any complaints about their furniture quality.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy your new table is going to look beautiful in your kitchen! I LOVE LOVE your window treatments and love the rug you are considering too!

Sue said...

I think that rug with the light colors looks great to match with the curtains. And it will be nice to have the larger table. (Cherry is my favorite wood.)

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At The Picket Fence said...

Your new table is beautiful Judy! It will look so fantastic in there and I always love any opportunity to see your gorgeous kitchen again. The new rug you are looking at would be so pretty too!
Vanessa

Gretchen said...

The new Ethan Allen table will be perfect in your breakfast room. I love your rug ideas too. The nice thing about EA furniture is that it never goes out of style. I have pieces I bought many (I'm not telling how old I am) years ago and I love them now just as much. I can't wait to see the finished room.

Rooms by Ann said...

Your new table is gorgeous , I cna't wait to see it in the space.

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Your new table is going to be awesome! Your kitchen is just beautiful. Love the rug as well. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Adventures of a DIY Mom.

Suzy said...

I think the rug you pictured would look great! Beautiful table that you're getting - I'm looking forward to seeing it in place.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE both the new table and the rug you've picked to go with your window treatments -- beautiful :)

Blessings!
Gail

Gina said...

I love this new direction you're heading in with the rug and your table is going to be beautiful! It fits your style perfectly.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh the new table is stunning. Mine is 56" round, you will love that size. The inspiration rug is fabulous also. Can't wait to see it all. Hugs, Marty

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I LOVE Ethan Allen...Our very first furniture purchase was a breakfast table from Ethan Allen...we thought at that time that we had spent a large fortune on it...$225 for the table and 4 chairs....It was our first purchase as all the other furniture were "hand me downs" from family...We still have that set...We use it in our bonus room now...it is like brand new...It is a sentimental piece for me and I will always have it on our home...
I love the Maison collection too...and all their new updated versions of their lines...Their customer service is terrific....Congrats on the new table and I think the lighter rug would look fantastic!

Cynthia said...

I just love your kitchen the new table is beautiful. You will be very happy. Saw you at TTT

Cynthia

Marilyn said...

Simply FABOLOUS.. I love your table.. SO beautiful. ;)) I would LOVE for you to pweeease link it via my Pin'Inspirational Party happening this evening please.. This is SO pin'worthy!! Hope you can stop in when you get a chance.. TY in advance.. Wishing you a FAB evening.. xo.. http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com

Cathy Kennedy said...

You have a beautiful kitchen! Ethan Allen has lovely furniture, but you're right - they are pricey! We bought a table & chairs from them years ago. The chairs are in great need of being re-stained after homeschooling three kids at the dining room table for the past 19-years. I'll be eager to see your new dining room table when it arrives. Keep us posted!

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Jo said...

Fabulous table ... and i think going with the light coloured rug would be perfect!

Esther Joy said...

Love your kitchen - especially the island. Also like all the light! Enjoy your new table!

Emille said...

LOVE the dinette set with the iron chairs! So romantic! On second thought, it's less practical for little kids (spills!!)

storybeader said...

I love Ethan Allen furniture too, but don't think I have any! And your thought for a new rug - it's beautiful but I would be afraid to have it in the kitchen area. Your house is beautiful! {:-Deb

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great job, enjoyed reading about your process♫

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love your whole kitchen! And the new table will be beautiful. I like the idea of the lighter rug too!

Splendid Little Stars said...

ooo... I like that rug! What a gorgeous kitchen! It looks beautiful already and with the new table it will be beyond beautiful!

Stacey said...

Such a pretty table!
Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

anitamombanita said...

I like the last rug...I like the way it pulls the colors out of the curtains and bathes the room in warm light!

Jenny said...

What fun!

Your room is going to be delightful.

And isn't it neat that the table you loved is still available?

Thanks for sharing your mad design skills with us.

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