Apr 24, 2012

Table Talk: Our Block "Buster" Pick - Baltimore, MD. - April 2012

So, lets chat for a moment.

First, after getting it all down I realized I had a lot to say. So I decided to break the selection and ordering process into a few smaller posts to make it a little easier to digest.

If you're just joining us, you can get the full scoop HERE.

But, to make a long story short,we're in the midst of a blog contest to win a dining table from Su Casa. It's a Baltimore based furniture store that sells and delivers their furniture and other products up and down the east coast and also ships across the country.

Second, I find it really amusing that NOBODY chose the dining table and chairs we ended up picking. so for the last week I've had SUPER buyers remorse but following our original path of logic I eventually circled back around to our "picks".

So without further delay, I give you...

The Buster Dining Table: Straight Legs
Her Stats: L7"' (+24" center leaf) x D42" x H30")
(yes it's a her, and you'll have to stay tuned to find out this pretty lady's name)

We gave a lot of consideration to three other tables
As I mentioned before, we are currently in a small space, but we needed the table to be able to grow with us into our next (hopefully larger) space, so we wanted a table with a leaf or two. and at 84" without and no leaf it was too big for today and not quite big enough for the future.

The Dover Dining Table:
I LOVE this table top and how you can feel the grain of the wood. However, after seeing and feeling it in the store we realized that it wasn't going to be easy to get peanut butter and jelly sandwich remnants out of those rustic grooves. It does had the ability to extend with leaves placed at each end, which in theory was great, but when we saw it in the store it sort of looked like an airplane with these giant awkward wings. it's more of a table that will normally, 90% of the time, be in a small space, like an apartment or row home, that you'd occasionally want to expand for guests. It is a BEAUTIFUL table! At 70" would be great for our "right now table", but just isn't our "forever table".

The Hido Dining Table:
This was one that surprised us, On line, it looked way too modern for our taste, but while milling around the store it was the first one we were both drawn to. It truly is a FANTASTIC piece of furniture, but the Hub and I agree that bench seating isn't what wee wanted for our "dining room". When we kick back with a glass of wine at the end of a great meal with friends there needs to be something to kick back to. The Hido Bench has no back, so you'd basically fall on the floor, and although that's pretty memorable, it isn't what we want for our dining room. We both LOVED this table, and agree that it will more than likely have a place in our home as a breakfast table; perfect for doing homework and zooming toy cars on, but again, just not our "forever dining table".

Our Forever Table

The Buster Dining Table: Straight Legs really was a great marriage of the traditional look that we both like with a little bit of the rustic look we wanted in the "distressed" top...

And the modern style with the straight leg

In case the straight leg isn't your style, there's also the option for the turned leg.

As a total side note, I also LOVE LOVE LOVE that side board in this photo!

It's the Dover Sideboard and depending on the space and budget available, they make a small and large version.

Okay, that's it for now. What do you think?  Leave your comments below.  Stay tuned for CHAIRS and the EXPERIENCE!!!

Till next time,
Bon Voyage!


Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! I think I would have gone with the turned legs, but the table is beautiful. AND I LOVE the ducks! :):):)

Kyle Jon and Katie Sue said...

I can't wait to see the "bold" chair selection!

Tong said...

LOVE the Buster dining table. Reminds me of a grown-up version of our current dining table. I love the simplicity of the straight legs. Now to the kind of charm you will us to dress it up or keep it super kid friendly :)

Susan said...

I really like the width of this table. You have plenty of room, yet you don't need 'pot passers'!!