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A new addition to the kitchen

Sorry folks, there will not be a Flickr finds post today. Instead, I thought I'd share with you a major purchase I made about a week ago. A bit of background first...

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.

There's a few more photos over at my kitchen blog.

Reader Comments (29)

That is a gorgeous kitchen!

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAditi

Wow, that just looks great. What a nice table! I love your kitchen makeover!


Karin in Sweden

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllas Inspiration

A visual enjoyment & pearl ...as usual....

Agneta, the swedish you know...

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commentersinnlighet

What a great find. It looks fabulous in your kitchen. All that light coloured paint makes your home look so airy and light filled. It is lovely.

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Looks great! I love your collection of chairs!!

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIvy Lane

OMGosh your kitchen is awesome! I love the Japanese looking cabinets and the kitty food in goblets on a tray and and and.... it's just awesome!

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commentergeekdetails

great kitchen! i love the new rug in there too, really brightens it up! i would love to see a closer up pic of the room beyond...that turquoise piece of frniture witht he red print cutains??? please.

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Thanks everyone!
Cindy, that's my office. I blogged about it here

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

so nice!

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

Hi Kim,
beautiful kitchen! Where comes the beautiful green reflection on the fridge from?

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commenter- Suzie -

Thank you!
That annoying reflection is from the plastic yellow panels in my retro front door. Another reason to replace the door - so my photos can turn out better. ;)

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

I envy your centerpieces, those are real keepers!

I love the white dining table and chairs on the cowhide!

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrench furniture

awesome! i love how yr office, kitchen and living room blend so seamlessly. and the colors are vibrant and lovely. just beautiful...

19 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMinnie

It looks so good! I have been looking for a coffee table that is similar for some time now, but I'm really particular about the design. Luckily I just met a blacksmith!

I think it fits your space really well. Awesome find, I bet you guys were so excited!

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin Lang Norris

Lovely, think that the door reflection adds to the beauty, lol!

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSlices of Beauty...

Kim, that green reflection on the fridge is not annoying-- I love it! And I like the switch in rug and side chair (in foreground). What a great find, your table. Wonderful. --Ruth

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a lovely home. Until I buy my own place, I' striving to make my apartment look half as inviting as this! I'll bring dessert if you have me over for dinner. I'm only one country away. =)

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelsi

well now that is just perfect!!

:) Glad you all like it! How about a dinner party to christen it? You're ALL INVITED! (heeheehee)

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

your kitchen is spectacular! to be honest when i scrolled from the older table photo to the new one, it popped, much better with the new table. it compliments the surroundings, brings everything together and even your white chairs shine around it. they were a little lost and not as noticed with the old table. bravo on your purchase, at least in my opinion anyway!

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commenteravant garde

Thank you for helping me justify my purchase avant garde!!

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

shut up! real people don't live in kitchens that amazing. A+++++

GORGEOUS! A perfect choice! I am drooling and swooning from afar. Sigh. :)

20 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Beefy

WOW...I love it!! The color of the wood looks amazing...and its a large table, but fits the space PERFECTLY.

21 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Ramos

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