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the nook

8 Mar

So now that I’ve finished the living room (for now at least) I wanted to start tackling our breakfast nook. It had been previously taken over by the dogs but now that Zoe is eating solids we have really started to use the area again.


You can’t really tell from the photo but the table was way to big for the space, and now with the addition of a highchair it felt very crowded.

Old breakfast nook

So on to craigslist the table went and in came the new!

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I had been wanting a vintage Saarinen table for a long time now, but damn are they expensive! So I decided to just bite the bullet (after much convincing to the husband) and buy the knock off version from Ikea.

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I absolutely love it! You really can’t beat the price and it’s the perfect size for the space. Yay!

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We also plan to install a built in corner bench, which will free up a lot more space.

So much pretty inspiration on pinterest.






Anyway I’m excited to see it all come together and this time I’ll try and keep you all in the loop!

Have a great weekend!


Dining Tables

3 Oct

So I’ve been thinking about getting a new dining table, the one we have right now was a hand me down and even though it’s only 48” diameter it still feels too big for the space.

I really love the idea of a parsons table, because I love the clean modern lines against our antique chairs.

West Elm has one I absolutely love


Although it’s only 32” I was hoping for 36” and an option to expand. But it’s a beauty and on sale!


Another option would be the Bjursta from IKEA which is expandable.

Although it doesn’t come in white, which I think I could live with.


I found a cheap one at Wal-Mart too, who knew. (try to ignore the ugly chairs)


After being set on a square table I did come across this cute knock off tulip table from Ikea.


I’m really loving the moderness of it. It just feels so clean.




I’d love to hear what you think. I’m kind of notorious for not being able to make decisions, so any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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