Friday, February 22, 2013

The Big Christmas Gift

Hello World!  What do you have going on this weekend?  Anything productive or fun?  We are just going to hang out, do laundry, go to the know, the norm.  Are you ready to see my 
Big Christmas Gift? 

Could you just squeal?  Ballard Designs Chianni Trestle Table and Dorchester Bench.

  Let me remind you what was in here before. 

I still have the table.  It's currently in the craft room where no crafts happen.  The Dedicated Daughter has started calling it the Blog Office.  Cutie pie!  The table is fantastic, but it is small and needs some repair which is on the ever growing list of things to do.  
It was super hard to get a good shot.  The light was pouring in and that was with the blinds closed.  You can see I left the Martin console from Ballard Designs in front of the window.  It's so nice to have a place to hold placemats and napkins, instead of taking up valuable kitchen drawer space. 
Here's a close-up of the bench.  I want to eventually get a cushion for her.  The cushion will only be for looks, because this bench is super comfortable!
 We will eventually get new chairs.  But, these do just fine for now. 

This table is perfect for us.  It is a little narrow which I actually like for the space and with the leaf it can seat up to 10 people.  

 I adore her big 'ole fat legs.  

So, how do you like her?  Isn't she dreamy?  Anyhoo, now you see why the big sideboard had to find a new home in the Family Room.  

That's it for this week.  Make it Pretty Monday is still live for one more day.  Click here to join in the fun and to take a look at all the creative and inspirational ideas that have been linked up.  Don't forget to throw your hat in the ring for the two giveaways that are open right now.  Click here for the Quadra Fire Notebook, and click here for the cute monthly bibs.  

Have a fabulous weekend and remember to be kind to one another! Fear Not!

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  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! We moved into a new house in December and are looking for the exact same type of dining table and bench. I want to mix different finishes so I think your chairs look perfect with it. It's gorgeous. Enjoy!

  2. It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Why can't you just paint the chairs and keep them?
    ( just wondering because I paint absolutely everything lol )

  3. Perfect, lucky you, I just love it:)

  4. What a gorgeous transformation!! I love paint and I love white paint!!

  5. LOVE! I wish I could copy and paste that table into our dining area! I am looking for a new table in white. Love yours! Cheers! :)

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  7. Beautiful!! Such a gorgeous transformation! Enjoy!!
    Happy weekend and hugs!

  8. What a difference that white table makes! You are going to have so much fun with that, my mind is spinning with all the tablescapes and centerpieces you can do with that beautiful white table. Love the bench too! And it's great that you could re-purpose the old table to your craft room, where I bet you WILL put it to good use!

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  10. What a transformation, I love it! I am following you through networkblogger too.

  11. Wow - beautiful! I love the new table & BENCH!!!

  12. What a beautiful new table. Lucky you! Wishing you many happy meals there. Your next-door-neighbor at BNOP. Jane

  13. Wow your table is gorgeous. I love, love, love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  14. So lovely! What a difference. I'm your newest follower ;)

  15. NICEEEEEEE...I adore chuncky fat furniture. :)

    1. Thank you Sharon! I smile every time I look at her big, fat legs! Toodles, Kathryn

  16. Hi, Kathryn

    I just love the new table and the bench is lovely. I found your lovely blog on House on the Way link party and I just enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by


  17. Oh! I LOVE IT!! It's so pretty and white :)
    I found you today thru the Linky Party at Someday Crafts, where I'm #131. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  18. THAT is a fantastic table! It jumped out at me at Feathered Nest Friday and I just had to pop over and get a gander!

  19. Really! So happy for you - it is gorgeous! Looks marvelous in your home - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. Kathryn I'm loving those legs. Beautiful table!


  21. The power of paint! Love the new table. : )

  22. Beautiful table Kathryn, love her big chunky legs!


  23. Oh, it's stunning! Love it, Kathryn!

  24. LOVE your new table and bench! I totally want it in my kitchen :)

    Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!