Earlier this year we had the other half of our kitchen set up as a family room. We figured that we already have a large dining room off the kitchen with easy access what would be the point of having an eat in kitchen as well. Well let me tell you... kitchen smells when cooking, not enough people to sit (our kitchen is where people want to congregate!!)
We had a very large get together for the holidays and we didn't have enough seating. Our plan was to bring in the picnic table for the kids and teens to sit at. We had to move furniture (luckily we just finished adding a room in the basement) and then the table came in. I must say, we liked it! Once that table came in so did the people. That was the spot to be during the weekend. Crafts, dinners, coffee, talks.... This was our motivation and new design idea for the WHOLE kitchen.
I found an antique table that needed some love and we were willing to give it to her. She's still pretty rough around the edges but its just personality. Then we brought in the chairs from an oak table I bought and already sold in the summer. Added some art work... aka an old map and that's pretty much it.
Now we hardly eat in the dining room and if we do have a big dinner, adults in one room and children in the other!
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.