Friday, August 8, 2008

House Tour - Kitchen & Breakfast Room

I LOVE my kitchen. We bought the house because we like the open floor plan so much. It was hard to entertain a crowd in our old house, but we can pack 30-40 people in here comfortably. The double ovens only get used at holidays, or if I have a crowd. But, they are so nice to have if you need to cook a turkey and bake a pie!

I decided to purchase this armoir style refrigerator. I really like it, but if I didn't have my old side by side in the garage right around the corner, the freezer would be a little tight. Now how do you get the kids to use the handles and not put their hands all over the stainless.

My kids love to sit at the breakfast bar to eat. We finally made a rule that if Dad is home for dinner ( he travels alot) then we all eat at the table. So now they eat at the bar for breakfast and lunch when not in school. That curved wall of windows is in the family room. You'll have to stay tuned for a tour there.

My kitchen table is a little sad. The chairs keep breaking. They have been glued so many times I cannot even count. We bought this table 9 years ago to withstand the children. I think we only paid $150 for it. No sense spending alot of maney on something the kids will destroy right?

We are saving up to buy a new table and chairs. The new one is coming from here.

It is the one you can see in the inset picture. This table can withstand almost anything. The top is made from old Canadian pine floors from Quebec. Being from Canada and speaking french, it's kind of cool my kitchen table has the same heritage as I do. Maybe that's kind of weird!! There is nothing my 3 boys can do to hurt this table. It was walked on for 100 years, so it can withstand anything.

This chandelier is from Costco and was only $75. I had been looking for a new one ( the one the builder put up was UGLY!) and thought it would cost me $250-$350. Bliss when I happened upon this.

Thanks for visiting my kitchen. Have a wonderful weekend. We are having a yard sale. Tryin' to make some money for that new table!!


sara's art house said...

Love the kitchen... the green is such a great color. Can't wait to see the rest of the house :)

Gray Matters said...

You have a beautiful home - I envy your sewing ability!

Hooked on Houses said...

What a great kitchen! Love your green and granite.

I had to laugh because we bought what appears to be the exact same table before we had kids, too. One of the legs leans on it now and I'm always afraid the whole thing will come crashing down someday. We bought a new kitchen table a few years ago, but we still use the old one as a "craft table" for the kids in the playroom. It was the best $150 we ever spent! -Julia :)