I have a small area in my kitchen that could be used as a breakfast nook. I’m trying to sell my house and my new house, has no similar space so I didn’t want to spend much money on furniture for this project, since I might not use it again. I was on a quest for a round, small table and two chairs, all at less than $200 all in.
I was specifically looking for a round table with a pedestal base or a very small scale table with four legs. I also wanted white because I want to make my house look as light and open as possible, and dark wood tends to make the house look darker. The space has a lot of natural light and faces the courtyard in our home. The courtyard has been something of an eye sore, but I will save that discussion for a later post.
I really needed a table that was 36″ or less across and two chairs would make it seem really crowded. There are cabinets for storage on one side so the space needs to be open. Here is what the space looks like with nothing in it, a blank canvas.
At the time of this photo I had already painted the walls gray. I looked at many gray colors before settling on this one, Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. There are so many grays, some more yellow, some more green, some more blue. The walls before my recent paint job were light blue. I was worried that potential buyers would not be able to visualize the house with their things in it if the walls remained blue. For that reason, I chose a gray that had a lot of blue in it.
I used to have a dark wood round table in this space. As sometimes happens, I knew this table didn’t really look good, but once it was in it remained for years. Why? We all do that with things in our home don’t we? Then once we make the change we think to ourselves, why did I wait so long?
I knew I couldn’t sell the house with the old table and chairs, which didn’t fit. Enter this adorable white round table from Overstock.com.
It was easy to assemble, and I assembled it with my 87 year old dad. It was much easier to assemble on top of another table.
I wanted to order two pretty small scale chairs to go with the table because, as you can see, the space is not large. I found these two mid-century modern chairs at Overstock.com. They were also easy to put together, especially on top of another surface. My mom laughed because she said these chairs were popular when she was first married, because they were inexpensive. What’s old is new again.
The entire assembly of both table and chairs took about an hour. There were two of us, but this project could easily be done by one person. Let me know what you think of the project in the comments.
Here are the chairs and table after. What a great use of a small space right?