Formerly, we had a little round pub style table w/barstools that seated four. It was a great table for our kitchen, because it fit perfectly and also matched the oak cabinets. When Guppy was born, I knew we were going to be in the market for a new table. We use our dining room as a playroom, so the kitchen table is where we eat all our meals.
Originally, I wanted to purchase something in a golden oak color, so it would match our kitchen. I don't particularly like that color, but I was trying to make the room look nice. That idea quickly went out the window, because it is incredibly hard to find decent looking oak furniture. Everything in an oak color seemed to have a country feel to it. And I don't really like country stuff (and neither does John).
So, we shopped and shopped and shopped with all three kids in tow. It was a long day, but I really wanted to find something. Finally, at the last store we stopped in, we found a beautiful little table and sideboard. The set didn't match our kitchen, but it was so lovely that I didn't even care.
So, here is our old kitchen table and our microwave stand (blah)...
And this is a picture of our fancy new table. I was adamant that I had to have benches, and I got them! I think they look fabulous. And the sideboard? It is just lovely. I have long despised my microwave stand, and was more than happy to put that bitch out on the curb.