Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Table for 5th Place


Our lil 5th Place cottage has the teeniest lil dining room, it's been a challenge to find a table for the space.
 I've looked and looked, tried several shapes and sizes, nothing worked. 
In the end, I determined that a 6 1/2 foot farmhouse style table, no wider than 32" would probably be best.
For months we searched.....no luck.
They were either too long or too wide, too tall or too short...
Where was my table?

And then..... we found this lil gem!

It had a nice base, but the top was too small and was in poor repair.


It was the perfect table, it just needed a little plastic surgery.

We gave it a plank top which gave it a great farmhouse feel. 


And, the best part, we built the new top to match the exact dimensions for our lil cottage.  

We finished it off with a couple coats of soft white paint.


It's perfect, I love it!

5th Place is smiling and I'm ready to decorate this room.


I feel a makover comin' on!

Now I must decide....chairs or benches for the table? 
What do you think?



"Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?"
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella


11 comments:

Rhonda said...

And a wonderful little table it is!!!

I vote a bench on one side and chairs on the other. I have that set up and it works great for me.

I love how it turned out.
Rhonda

Dee Dee said...

I ditto Rhonda's suggestion- mix it up, just like you have in the front room of the store ;-)

My Grama's Soul said...

First of all...I love the table. I, too, have a VERY SMALL dining room. I have a bench on one side and chairs on the other. I like the feel and the idea of mixing it up also.

Jo

The Linen Closet said...

What a perfect table for your room. I agree with the others - go with a bench and chairs. I love your blog!

Scarlet Pink said...

I'm all the way with a bench on one side and chairs on the other. Eager to see what you do with it!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh it looks so fabulous Laurie Anna!!! You did an amazing job!! I would love to see you post more photos of 5th place if you ever get a chance. I'm in need of inspiration!
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it!! I also love the idea of a bench and chairs!

XO,
Jane

The Green Pea said...

Your table looks great! I like the looks of a bench, but I would rather sit in a chair. I vote for one bench and some chairs too. sandi

Rebecca said...

That looks like a perfect fit-and so much character to boot!

Heaven's Walk said...

I love Rhonda's idea, LaurieAnna! It's so informal, cozy, and fun! :) Lovely lovely table that was well worth the wait! :)

xoxo laurie

slommler said...

Mixing it up is a perfect solution! I agree with the others. Chairs and benches for sure!
Love the table
Hugs
SueAnn