Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Wood Table Of My Dreams

Cottage Dining Nook Transformation - The Table - part 1


There are a few glitches in the upstairs renovation - it never ends in an old Cottage, or so it seems. I refuse to do any decoration or even painting upstairs until this is taken care of.

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Il y a des petits imprévus dans la rénovation de l'étage, je pense que cela ne s'arrête jamais avec un vieux Cottage et je refuse de m'occuper de décoration tant que tous les problèmes ne sont pas réglés.

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It could mean that nothing is going on at Cottage, but this is not the case. I've decided to keep the dining nook project going while we think about solutions for the upstairs problems.

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Cela pourrait vouloir dire que rien ne se passe au Cottage, mais ce n'est pas le cas. J'ai décidé de continuer le projet "coin repas" en attendant de régler les problèmes de l'étage.

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My dining nook is a very small square (ok, almost square) of about 9 feet by 9.8 feet... So there's not much that can be fitted in. But well, at least, I need a table as I believe people are kind of expecting that from a dining nook, at least in France.

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Mon coin repas est tout petit carré (d'accord, presque carré, donc rectangle) de 2.70 m sur environ 3m... Je ne peux donc pas y mettre beaucoup de choses. Mais je pense que c'est tout de même le genre de pièce dans laquelle on s'attend à trouver une table.

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Maybe you've already noticed since I've showed you before many of my inspiration pictures, but I love old pine tables.

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Peut-être l'aviez-vous remarqué lorsque je vous ai montré mes photos d'inspiration auparavant, mais j'aime beaucoup les tables en vieux pin.

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I think they give a warm and inviting look to any room, but also that they give that old country feel I'm envisionning for Cottage.

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Je trouve qu'elles rendent toute pièce cosy et elles ajoutent ce côté campagnard que je recherche pour Cottage.

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Well, you know how I usually show you the pictures, then tell you how difficult it was to achieve the look and finally show you that I managed to get the look I wanted?

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Bon, vous commencez à savoir comment marchent mes séries : je vous montre mes photos d'inspiration, puis je vous explique combien il est difficile de mettre en place ce que j'ai en tête et enfin, je vous prouve que j'ai réussi tout de même...

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This is not what's going to happen with this series. Because, how hard is it to find an old pine table? It should be pretty easy and this is what you'll find in the next post... or not!

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Cette série va être un peu différente parce que ce n'est tout de même pas difficile de trouver une table en vieux pin, hein ? Quoique...  

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I will try to post the next part of this series not too late, but for that I need to make a wish: I'm wishing for a boring week next week. Really, it might seem nice on TV shows when characters always have something new in their life happening, but in reality, it's not so fun. I'm totally ready to have a boring week with no phone calls about loved ones having health problems, a week with no surprise at school, a week with no leaking window and no weak beam and oh, please, pretty please a week with no thunder storm!

Je vais essayer de publier la suite de cette série dans peu de temps, mais pour cela il faut qu'un de mes voeux soit exaucé : je rêve d'une semaine bien ennuyeuse. Vraiment, une vie dans laquelle il se passe toujours quelque chose, c'est sympa à la télé pour que les spectateurs restent intéressés. Mais dans la réalité, ce n'est pas aussi plaisant. Je voudrais une semaine ennuyeuse sans coup de fil pour me dire que quelqu'un que j'aime a des problèmes de santé, une semaine sans surprise à l'école, une semaine sans fenêtre qui fuit, sans poutre tordue et surtout, surtout, sans orage de fin d'été!

Have you a favourite among the inspiration picture?

Avez-vous une photo d'inspiration préférée ?

Before my usual "A bientôt", I'd like to thank each of my reader who takes the time to comment: I do read each of them, of course, but last week I was unable to reply to them all.

Avant mon "A bientôt" habituel, je voulais remercier tous les lecteurs qui prennent le temps de m'écrire un commentaire. Je les lis tous avec plaisir, même si la semaine dernière, je n'ai pas eu le temps d'y répondre comme d'habitude.

See you soon,

A bientôt,



PS: All the sources for my inspiration pictures can be found on my Pinterest board.

PS : La source de toutes mes photos d'inspiration est dans mon dossier Pinterest.

73 comments:

  1. I love the first and second, and the one with the green walls. I hope it is a quieter, uneventful week, unless it is good news. xoxo Su

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  2. They are all very attractive.
    Hope you have a peaceful week.

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  3. These are all so great. I think the second from the top is my favorite, I like the drawers.
    Hope you're enjoying the weekend.
    Amalia
    xo

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  4. Sorry to hear you have been having some trouble, nothing ever runs smoothly does it. Out of your choices I would say number 2 as it would double as a great desk! I do love a desk :-) Here's to a very boring week for you and calmer weather xx

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  5. J'apprécie beaucoup la photo 13 et l'ambiance générale de la 10.
    Je te souhaite une semaine très ennuyeuse et surtout sans souci !
    Bon dimanche d'ici là.
    Nathalie

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  6. Magali, I just loved your bilingual tour of the most lovely little tables! Like you, I need a small table to fit into my breakfast nook that like yours, is rectangular, but even SMALLER than your space. I want a table exactly like you are featuring: a small, wooden, simple French country table, but it will serve as a cozy little option to eat breakfast rather than go to the large dining table in the salle à manger. Wishing you success in your projects!

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  7. I've been searching for my perfect dining room table for 5 years now. Someday the perfect table at the perfect price will show up!

    xo

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  8. Hi Magali, I love pine tables to. I was very fortunate to find a small one for my dinning nook. 5 1/2 ft. by 3 1/2 ft. other than I did paint it. To much paint was on it all ready to strip. lol It came from an old farm house here in the Utah valley. I love your choices of tables. I like number 13 it is a lot like mine only bigger. More delicate in a small area. Good luck on your decision and I do wish you with a wonderfully peaceful week. XO Jo

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  9. Hi there! I love the first and second. All the tables are fabulous!!
    Peace and love
    Jacqui

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    1. Jacqui,
      I'm glad you found some tables you loved in this inspiration post.

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  10. Have you given any thought to a round table? In such a small area it would take up less space and accomodate more people.
    S
    xo

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    1. I thought about a round table, but it would make opening the doors of my china hutches a little difficult. The room is slightly rectangular so a rectangular table seems to work better.

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  11. Pour moi ce sera la photo n°10 que j'adore avec son puits de lumière juste au dessus. Qu'est-ce que c'est joli & l'ensemble meubles etc... Super Mimi.
    Bisous bisous. Babette

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  12. Boring is good sometimes Magali. Hope you get a little boring this week. I love all the inspiration pics. I love a nice natural wood table too.
    Kris

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  13. So happy to see a new post from you. Love your sweet cottage and stories you share about it's renovation. Wishing you a peaceful week.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I obviously have trouble finding time to blog since school began again, but I'm doing my best!

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  14. I like the tables in #1and #9 the best. Oh, Magali, a leaky window and a weakened beam? After all you went through for your renovation! Moving out, going back and forth to feed the cats every day while still working. Not to mention moving all the furniture, the dust, etc. And they didn't do it right? I think maybe you should take up yoga to help remain calm. I know I would need to! I hope for no rain and a very peaceful week ahead.

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    1. Good news, the beams seem to be croooked by time and not weak. We'll keep an eye on them, though!

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  15. I love number 4. It is also square-maybe you could look for something similar. Hoping for a great and boring week for you!

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  16. I love number 4. It is also square-maybe you could look for something similar. Hoping for a great and boring week for you!

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  17. I love number 9! It reminds me of kitchens I visited at friend's houses when I lived in France as a child.

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  18. I love number 9! It reminds me of kitchens I visited at friend's houses when I lived in France as a child.

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  19. I also have a love for old, pine tables. So lovely! I am a fan of boring weeks/weekends as well. Sometimes being too busy can take its toll!

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  20. Hi...first off..i'm so sorry about whatever is going on with family..hope they are well now..an that you're having issues with cottage..hoping he's fixed up soon too..i love all those tables..an my fave thing..that door in the first pic..an the fact that it has a pet door..fantastic...hope your week is extremely uneventful.!!

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  21. Your inspiration photos are definitely inspiring.

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  22. My favorites are #1 and #4..........and love the cabinets in #2.......!!! I also love pine tables and have never found one.....plenty of oak, walnut and maple. Wishing you a calm and boring week.......xoxoxo

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  23. oh oui, la photo 1 !! j'aime la ligne simple de la table, son coloris brun moyen et son aspect mat... et puis j'adore la première chaise (je me permets de le dire même si je suis hors sujet !) bonne semaine - cordialement- monique59

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  24. 13 is my choice, but I'd take any one of those dining rooms. I hope you find the perfect table and the upcoming week is as dull as can be. I've been working long hours every day (with a cough and sore throat) and I finally have a chance for a little nap now that our company has left. In my dreams! The roofers have been working next door since 6 AM and they'll be at it until sundown. sigh No rest for the weary, right?

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  25. décidemment, tu n'es pas gâtée avec Cottage, je crois qu'il ne supporte plus non plus tous les mauvais tours que lui joue les travaux, courage, ça va s'arranger
    Je t'envoie plein de soleil ;-)
    @ bientôt

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  26. It's so nice to see your inspirations come to life.

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  27. Many years ago when we were furnishing our old home, we had a small dining room about 10' x 10'. We decided to buy a round table with two leaves. That gave us extra space when not in use and the two leaves could be added when we entertained or as our family grew. One reason you may be having a hard time finding an old pine table is because pine is a soft wood. The table we purchased was dark pine and we quickly learned that the pine etched and scratched with any pressure. Over the 35 years since buying the table, I've used a table mat and table cloths to protect the top. The wood is still beautiful, but the chairs have shown the abuse. It's possible that old pine tables are hard to find because once they have lost their appeal and beauty, people just toss them. If you find an old one, you will probably have to redo the top. I hope you find what you are looking for. Because aged furniture certainly adds class to any the room.
    Jocelyn

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  28. Short and sweet,have a great week and good luck with your table.

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  29. A pine table will be perfect in your cottage! Good luck with having a boring week. I often wish for the same, but it's inevitable that "something" will always come up.

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  30. Hi Magali, I think a small pine table for 4 and with a leaf to add extra chairs. Perhaps a Painted table if you cannot find a pine table of your dreams. I looked at your Pinterest pine tables, but always check out the room itself for inspiration. Have a quiet Autumnal week and no thunderstorms! Kathleen in Az

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    1. This is exacty what I'm looking for... and your plan B isn't far from reality ;)

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  31. Dear Magali, love the old worn pine tables... I don't know that I could pick one, they are all so wonderful.
    Thank you so much for sharing. I know you will find the perfect one for your cottage.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  32. Don't worry about replying to me. You have enough on your plate. I just adore your house!
    Brenda

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  33. My favorites are 2, 7, and 10. Bonne semaine!

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  34. Hi there, I like them all and I did notice that some of the spaces were tiny ones. As long as you have a "Pine Table" and some great food who cares how big the dining area is right? we are just their to enjoy the food and company as we sit around the table. Good luck for an easy week and I hope you can find just the right table! Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. I agree, since anyway I'm not going to "grow" a bigger dining area! The nook is cosy and we can eat up to six, which is great for me, as I have a small family.

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  35. I love pine tables too, and the older the better. Any one of your tables would be welcomed in my home, but I think 10 and 12 are my favs.

    Wishing you a boring week...

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  36. Oh, I love all of your inspiration photos! I am in love with this style. I hope you can find the table of your dreams. It's always good to have just an ordinary week after being so busy. Be good to yourself. xo Karen

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    1. This style is where I want Cottage to go... if possible!

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  37. ça faisait longtemps que je n'étais pas passée par ici!
    (PE aussi... Nouvelle école, nouveaux niveaux, nouveaux programmes^^)
    J'ai les mêmes goûts que toi en matière de tables... (toutes les photos sont juste trop chouettes!)
    Mais j'ai tout de même un petit penchant pour l'aspect rustique de la 10 et de la 14.

    Je te souhaite d'avoir un semaine ennuyante, du moins juste assez pour te permettre de poursuivre tes recherches de la table parfaite.

    Lucile

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    1. Quelle galère ces programmes! Et dire qu'on rechange tout l'an prochain!!! Heureusement, il y a la déco pour se changer les idées ;)

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  38. Hi Magali, I love pine, period! I have a lot of pine here, my floors, buffet and hutches. And, an old pine bakers table I'm using in my kitchen that came from my MIL. It really pops since I've changed the kitchen. I love all the tables here but I really like 13. Your cottage is really charming and I love everything you've done and you've done a lot! I'm sure you will find just the right table for your space. Wishing you a week with no surprises!

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  39. These are all beautiful photos of inspiration, but I want to think that #1 has my name on it somewhere. I love it! Ten is nice too, especially because of the skylight, but I'm sticking with #1. I don't happen to have much pine at all. Most of what we have is oak. My kitchen table is an old oak library table.

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  40. Dearie? Weak beam? Health problems? (???)
    Sending the best wishes and lots of loving encouragement your way, hoping for the best in all these serious sounding situations. And, of course, the table of your dreams, and a very, very, very boring fall, winter, spring, and summer for you. xxxooo Sarah Turkey Plate

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  41. I love your inspirations Magali, that kind of table would look perfect . The shape would be another question though. :-)

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  42. They are all lovely. I am sure you'll be guided to one that is just right for Cottage. Fingers crossed - no rain!

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  43. I love #4, the shape, shading of the wood. #13 has legs.... oh what legs......

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  44. Love the little cabinet on the wall over your buffet!

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  45. You show us such a great collection of kitchen tables and decors – it is difficult to pick one. I think I like the one with the skylight above – it would make the room so light. But I would be content with several of your choices. I hope you find your table.

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  46. As always you have collected beautiful inspiration photos. I'm praying for a boring week for you... With no thunderstorms!

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  47. They're all wonderful. I lean toward pine tables with heavier legs, so those photos with that style of table are my favorite. I do think the first photo is stunning. Love that door and the tile.

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  48. I love them all, but my favorite is number 6 I believe. I haven't had time to reply to comments on my last few posts. And, I barely find time to post at all lately. I hope to change that soon. We shall see! Have a lovely rest of the week!

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  49. You have collected so many beautiful table choices! I think, if I HAD to choose, it would be #3. Those chunky turned legs are my favorites. (sorry to hear that your upstairs renovation has hit a snag.)

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  50. Here's to the most boring week you could imagine Magali!!! I love the chunkiness of table #5 It is probably my favorite!!

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  51. I think the pine table will look fantastic in your Cottage...and I hope you are having a boring week

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  52. So many gorgeous tables! I just know you will make a perfect little dining nook in your cottage.Wishing you a whole lot of boring !
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  53. So many gorgeous tables! I just know you will make a perfect little dining nook in your cottage.Wishing you a whole lot of boring !
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  55. allez courage, Magali, tout s'arrange avec du temps...!

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  56. I loved them all but the first one with the stone floors and the amazing door is just my style! I know that whatever you do to your dining nook it will be amazing because you have great style! I hope you have a very boring week and are able to get a lot done!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sheryl! The first one is one of my favourite as well!

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  57. I like 2, 10 and 13, but I actually thought the first photo was of cottage, at first. I'd love to trade in my formal dining table for a rustic one. Hope you had a boring week ;)

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  58. 2, 9 and 12. I hear you about liking a boring week every now and then. Sorry to hear somebody's not doing well. I also want a big, old, wood farm table for my doing room. Trying to convince the man around the place to make me one. :)

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