Thursday, November 1, 2018

Living Room to Living Room/Dining Room



Remember these table legs?

Remember this part of a big table.



I wanted a Harvest Table for part of my living room.  

Living small has not allowed me a dining room. 

 I decided we needed something for Terry and I to eat dinner.  I was so tired of eating down stairs in the family room in front of the TV.  

The Expand o Matic table is down there but it is a pain to pull out and set up the leaves every night. 

 That table is better used for a big function or holiday.


Sooooo what is a girl to do?

I figured and re figured the living room space in my head and with moving things around in this room.  
I am a visual person and need to see things!

This is the set up before we thought of adding a dining table.   Two of the big chairs had to go to make room for the dining table.




Terry took the legs and old framing and cut it down to make a long skinny length for the harvest table. 
I loved it. 
We went and got some wood planks thinking we would use them for the top and stain or paint them.



So here is a partial picture of the table in progress.
It still needs the drawers put back in the ends and it needs the top put on and then chairs!!!!!

As you can see my design assistant Buddy was making sure this design was not going to impede his looking out that window to the world going by each day!


I swear in a few days I will have this table done and in its place and the new "old" chairs will be re loved to go around this table.

Then the set up will be figured out and I will have the new living room / dining room done to show all of you.

So many things going on to finish this project quickly.
November 1st already and the holidays on our heels!  Yikes!

I will be back in a few days to show you the finished room.

Hugs,
Kris

35 comments:

  1. Kris, I truly understand wanting a dining area, just for a small gathering or for two. It will be so nice ...I trust you and Terry when it comes to making something wonderful out of scraps. Oh little Buddy watching, so cute. Blessings to you my friend, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. thanks for your kind comment.

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  2. This is going to be a great addition for you, Kris! Looking forward to seeing it! Buddy is such a love...

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  3. Oh I love a dining table too and this one is going to be perfect.

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  4. Terry is amazing. Can't wait to see the final product! xox

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  5. This is a great idea, you and Terry are furniture re-design wizards! For years my hubby and I schlepped downstairs with tv trays to have dinner, so I know that's a real pain in the caboose, especially when you forget something. This new table will be perfectly adorable I know!

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  6. Just waiting for the final outcome.. very eager to see.. XOXO

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  7. I can't wait to see. Terry is so handy.

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  8. How exciting!!! I can't wait to see it all finished.
    Have a great weekend!
    ~Des

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  9. You have the bestest supervisor ever! I really like the idea of adding a dining area - it's going to be charming! Jane

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  10. Can't wait to see it done, Kris! You and Terry sure make a great team...and it will all fall into place once the piece is finished. Have fun finishing the project up! xo Diana

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  11. He is a handy man. Look forward to seeing the finished table. Always a joy to follow along. Christine

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  12. YAHHOOOOOOOOO! OK, you are an artist in more ways than one. You really know how to keep us in suspense!!!!!!!!!!

    That table is looking SO DARN GOOD; you tell that man he is a genius. Tell Buddy he is a top notch assistant and you? Brilliant. You don't let "limitations" get in your way. I can see this working really well. MORE MORE MORE!

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  13. I cannot wait to see the finished product. Good job!

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  14. You two have done some lovely projects and I look forward to seeing your new dining table.

    Happy November ~ FlowerLady

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  15. Always a project in progress, you never stop! And moving furniture around isn't so easy either! You have such a collaborative partner in Terry.

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  16. You and Terry are amazing. Terry is a man that knows his tools. He always seems to create magic. Can't wait to see.

    I agree YIKES how is Christmas around the corner??

    Say hi to Buddy.

    Cindy

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  17. Now you will make even more use of this beautiful room! This is exciting, Kris, and I know you're already thinking ahead to incorporating that new dining space into your Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating. The table really is of a scale that will fit the room, a hard thing to pull off with a dining table.

    Just when we thought you couldn't improve a room any more, you do it! Enjoy!

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  18. Such an amazing idea! I love the skirts on your chairs too. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

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  19. Part of living small is arranging and rearranging to get the most out of your space.

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  20. I have been trying to refigure a narrow table that is too short too. Can't wait to see how you do yours!

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  21. I can't wait to see your new set-up! I didn't realize you and Terry didn't have a place to sit for meals except for the family room...I'm guessing not enough room in your kitchen for a small table and two chairs? Regardless, you always have the best ideas. I know this will look amazing and serve your needs!

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  22. Am excited to see it. We all needing a dining table I think! My hubby and I sit at ours half of the day.. having our coffee and tea, going through mail, I sit there and read, he looks at his books, we pay our bills there, look at magazines, etc. It has the best light for reading, etc..... and of course, we almost always eat there. And it's nice to have it to decorate for the different holidays, which for me only entails a pretty tablecloth or placemats, and some sort of centerpiece.. but it's fun anyway. Glad you will have a table! It'll be great! xoxoxo Marilyn

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  23. Looks good so far! How exciting to have a new project to figure out! It will be great to have a table close by instead of downstairs. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  24. I get the eating in front of the tv thing. John loves to do it and once in awhile it's fun, but I'm putting my foot down and having more dinners at a table like humans lol It's different when the kids move out, so I was slacking... but no more! ;)

    Can't wait to see it!

    xoxo,
    rue

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  25. So interesting to see and hear your process. Amazing! The size seems perfect. I think you're going to love the new setup!

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  26. Can't wait to see the finished room! The new arrangement will be perfect!

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  27. A harvest table sounds like a great solution to providing you dining space upstairs. You could even use it as a softa table too! I love flexible pieces which are great for smaller homes. Looking forward to seeing it finished!

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  28. Kris, I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished table! I think it is going to look amazing and be perfect for dining! When it's just two, we seem to fall into habits we don't like. We try to eat at our bar so that I don't have to undress the table every evening! Love and hugs!

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  29. This is gonna be good! You’re such a problem solver Kris, and you have the perfect partner to see things through.

    xxx

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  30. You and Terry always amaze me with your never ending projects. The table looks lovely. I cannot wait to see the finished project. A new dining table will be a great addition. Happy Sunday. Xo

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  31. I spy Buddy. :-)
    I am excited to see the finished project. And your home all decorated for the holidays is always a highlight!!
    We have snow coming down as I type this message. Ho Ho Ho!! :-)

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  32. You are super creative! I have always lived in tiny homes and sometimes I find that the only way to get it right is to live with it and go through a little trial and error to see what works and what doesn't. Sounds like you're doing just that! I can't wait to see how the room comes together. xoxo

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  33. Kris, I love a long narrow table and those legs are the perfect fit for one. Can't wait to see it done..Happy Sunday..xxoJudy

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  34. I can’t wait to see what your beautiful table will look like when finished. Yikes the holidays and end of year is right here! Where does the time go?

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