My kitchen table is a major source of inspiration for me. We gather here every night for dinner. My daughters do homework and arts and crafts here. And I photograph (almost daily) here. So many memories! My most popular captures on instagram are taken on this table. It was also the muse for my self-published book, On The Table.
Today, I want to share a little more about the actual table itself.
I bought the table on a whim at Nadeau (there are a number of stores around the US). The paint was falling off of the legs, and the wood was raw and unfinished. My Dad took one look at it and told me I needed to paint it. But I felt it was perfect, just the way it was. I fell in love with the exposed, rough, wood surface. Added bonus: I’m not concerned with having it “clean” all the time – it shows every ounce of spilled kool-aid, glitter projects gone awry, and coffee cup stains.
Every imperfection is documented on its surface. I know this would drive some people nuts, but I welcome these imperfections. It tells the story of our life, and I feel that it adds character to our room.
There are two windows surrounding the table, which allows the perfect amount of natural light to spill through. As you can tell, I like to keep fresh flowers displayed here. All the time. This table is truly a perfect background. I would imagine that someday it will become my worktable, as I can’t see how we will fit a family of 5 here for dinner once my youngest daughter is old enough to sit at the table.
You can see more images I have taken on our table here.