Finally Found A Small Table/Chairs
I've been looking for nearly 2 years for a small table/chairs for the nook area in my kitchen. I recently thought about doing a banquette but realized by the time I had one built, and a table, and added chairs I really just couldn't afford it.
Finding something I liked has been seriously difficult. The kitchen is sort of got a Craftsman vibe, and the house is a combo of Craftsmand/Victorian - but I really didn't want anything too heavy looking, and the area really has some egress issues to boot.
Anyway I was in Value City Furniture this weekend (I've purchased there before) and they had this nice sized set of 4 chairs and a 40" (it said 42" in the store but the website says 40") table called "Nola". I liked the veneer top, the wrought iron details, there is some burnished copper/ORB detailing at the top of the chairs which matches my cabinet pulls and, the seat cushion colors go well enough with my slate floor and wall color (hard to tell in the photo).
Even if it doesn't last too many years, for that price I'm thrilled. It's only my BF and I there, and we won't be sitting at it that much. As long as we can manage not to ding up the top too much I think it will work out fine (I'll buy place mats for sure).
Now I'm just hoping I have enough room in the corner there once I put the table down to maybe get a little baker's rack or something. It needs some filler there. I have a couple of leftover cabinets from the renovation, but I somehow don't envision those working.
Oh and I REALLY need to do something about these darn temporary paper shades already :O
Many thanks to everyone who had input for me about how to handle this little area. Perhaps down the road I'll be able to afford to really do it properly but on the cheap, this will work for now :)
This is the area the table will go in:
You can see how difficult it is to fit a table here, between the patio door, and the dining room entrance on the other side, and needing to leave room to open the oven door. Not a lot of space to walk around here!