Our New Kitchen Breakfast Room in Our New House

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An affordable farmhouse kitchen table option perfect for family dining

 

I am back today with another space in our new home.  Now that the kids are back in school I have not only had a chance to photograph some of our new spaces but also found the time to write about them.  I have recently shown you my office, our foyer, my son’s room and now today I thought I would share our breakfast room.

 

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I have BIG plans for this space in the future, but for now, I am using some temporary shelving for our dish overflow. One new asset in the space is our brand new kitchen table, it is the Aldridge Table from Home Depot in Antique Gray.  I loved the gray washed finish, the twin pedestals legs and the weathered look of the top, which is made from solid mango wood.

 

 

I had seen this table several years ago on display at the Haven Conference {back when there was the Home Decorator’s Collection} and remembered a few things about it. 1) That it was really very nice quality 2) It looked just like its more expensive counterpart {this one if you aren’t familiar}. When we made plans to move at the top of my decorating list was to get a new kitchen table, and I knew this was the one I wanted for our family.

 

 

Not only have my children grown to the point where we weren’t comfortable around our round table, but when we had guests we definitely didn’t all fit. In this house wanted a larger, rectangular table but I also wanted it to feel casual and welcoming and have a farmhouse vibe, this table was perfect.

 

 

While we do have a formal dining room in this house (which I haven’t shown off because I am not even sure I will use it as such), we always eat in the kitchen. My style of entertaining is very casual, and even when we host a large event like Thanksgiving I’d rather our guests feel welcome and comfortable, not afraid they were going to break something or use the wrong fork! For that reason, I designed this space to be our primary dining area when it’s just our family as well as when we have guests.

 

 

The table is the perfect size for the space we have, I’d originally envisioned using this larger expandable table but once we moved in, I measured and realized we’d be much better off with this slightly smaller one. In an effort to make this move about simplifying and having only usable space in our home we did not expand this breakfast room and I don’t regret that decision. We do plan to add a wall of kitchen cabinets across the back of the room, so we will lose some space once this is done, but the extra storage will be a fair trade-off.

 

 

The table is solid, well made and beautiful quality. It cleans up easily and comfortably seats six. For regular meals for more people than that, I’d opt for the expandable version that seats eight. I still have our former dining room chairs in this room, and after much indecision, I have finally decided on which ones to order, they will be less bulky in the space. I also plan to add the matching bench for more seating in front of the shelves, this will allow for to three people to sit comfortably along the side and be great for guests, especially when our kids have friends over.

 

 

Down the road we plan to make some changes in our kitchen, as I mentioned we’ll be adding cabinets but we also hope to switch out the counters and add new lighting so this room may change a little bit at that time too. The inexpensive rustic shelving has been great for extra storage for the time being, and our vintage hutch holds quite a bit of overflow of dishes and such until we add the new cabinetry.

 

I hear more and more people talking about how they want to build homes without formal spaces, like dining and living rooms. This area gives us the perfect space to entertain, but yet is cozy when it is just our family, it’s working out perfectly.

The sources for this room are:

Kitchen Table–Aldridge Dining Table

Slipcovered Chairs

Beaded Chandelier

Bookshelf

Thrifted Hutch

Acts 2:5 Sign

Woven Shade

Jute Rug

 

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Comments

  1. Marty Oravetz says:

    Oh I love it. How pretty is this. That table is stunning and I love the open shelves too.

  2. your breakfast room looks lovely. the table is a perfect for your space.

  3. Super Nice. Enjoyed the pics and explanation. I especially love the boy’s bathroom! I love fixing up crazy little old places… and I love seeing other’s visions completed!!

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