Help Us Find an Affordable Table for This Kitchen Booth?

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Q: The kitchen of our new house has a built in booth-type eating area. The previous owners had a table custom made for the area.

However, we plan on completely renovating the kitchen in the near future. Any resources for affordable rectangular pedestal tables for the time being?

Sent by Kristine

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Editor: Kristine, this is a topic near and dear to my own heart right now, as I am finishing up a mini-remodel of a breakfast nook in my own house. We actually ripped out an old pedestal table (it was covered in hideous Formica) and we are replacing it with this piece from IKEA:

VIKA FURUSKOG Table top, $60

Depending on the dimensions of your nook you might be able to do something similar if you can work up a leg for it to stand on. (Try a piece of lumber, painted and finished.)

You could also look for a folding picnic table, and cover it with a pretty tablecloth until you renovate the kitchen.

Readers, any other tips for Kristine?

Related: 12 Cozy, Charming Breakfast Nooks

(Image: Kristine via email)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.