The search for a dining room table

I'm tagging these posts about my dining area as "dining room" which isn't really appropriate. The dining room is more of a nook. The space is a tiny space with the front door on one side and the kitchen on the other. A huge part of the space has to stay open for foot traffic and the placement of the entryway to the kitchen keeps another side of the room open.

I've dreamed up having a round dining table, but it wasn't the right shape for my space. Still, I lusted after these two tables repeatedly:

That second one almost looks like a chess piece, doesn't it?

Anyway, I had to let them go and look for something else. I thought I was looking for a rectangle and was prowling the usual sites for possibilities. One night, though, I went to Target and saw something that I thought could work. But, I was convinced that my custom dining chairs were worthy of something bought elsewhere and kept looking.

A few weeks later, I came across that Target table again, this time on sale. The price was so low ($150) that I decided it wasn't too much of a gamble. When it arrived, I was surprised by how attractive it was. It actually reminded me of a Baker table.

Cotswald Dining Table by Baker

Table by Target

When I got the Target table assembled (by myself, I might add...I felt like Superwoman because the box said two people were needed), I realized that the chair legs had to be placed a certain way so the chairs could be tucked in.

Easy solution: I took the cross bars out of the equation.

For the first time in months, I could sit down in my dining area for a meal. What a momentous occasion! Of course, we promptly went back to eating half of our meals in the living room.

There was still more to be done in the dining room...


  1. I'm shocked at how fantastic that Target table looks. Just perfect with the chairs!

    Thanks for the comment on House of Turquoise. I probably wouldn't have noticed that Tweet, so I really appreciate it! :)

  2. So happy that you commented on my blog, because now I found you! Amazing! I love the table and my oh my I love the chairs even more.

    I will be back!

    Hope you have a great 4th!

  3. Fantastic find! What an amazing table!


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