Do you remember last year…..and I told you about my crazy idea to NOT have a kitchen table in my kitchen? (Here is that post)

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Well, I just wanted to give you an update on this space….we have come to cherish. It is the favorite spot in our house.

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At the end of the day….(when it becomes a wine bar;) we sit and catch up…during the school year the kids sit and read here….in the morning….they check in on the internet before they hop on the bus….I sit here and sip coffee while I plan out my day. It is cozy and comfort…and welcoming…and I love it all.

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It is hands-down…the best decision we have every made….to remove the table from the kitchen. The dining room serves a perfect purpose now….for dining. It has really made all the difference. I would encourage you….if you are feeling low on “chill” space…consider this….it will become a favorite space for you too.


Some other post related to the kitchen:

$18 chandelier

Framed Mirror backsplash

Installing a base cabinet

Kitchen update REVEAL

$10 wood countertop

Take out a small pantry to put in open shelves 



Have you “rethought” any rooms lately?

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Well, I just think that’s the coolest! Especially because it makes you eat in the dining room where there is NO TV. I’m going to really think about this!

  2. YES! Love this….. I have a home office and renovated our completely unused and huge sunroom into my studio. Recently did fresh paint and hung curtains. Here are the photos:

    You are my latest design, blog crush BTW. Fabulous ideas!

  3. Hi Tracie-I was wondering where did you get the mesh wire wall mounted basket that is hanging next to your sliding doors? I love it and have been looking for something similar. Thank you…love your blog!

    1. Hi there! Got that at HomeGoods :) Good luck! And thanks for the kind words!! :)

  4. Love it! If only we had the space…. Our 1960s ranch just doesn’t allow for such.

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