As you likely notice, there are some changes happenin’ up in here. My goodness this little blog has come to mean so much to me lately. I can’t believe it took me so long to start it, and I am not sure why I wasn’t writing more before! I am so grateful to everyone who is reading along and sharing so much support, friendship and love. Thank you so much.
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As for my progress around the humble abode, I am SUPER excited to share my dining room table and chairs with you today. In recent months I have gone through no fewer than four – yes FOUR dining room sets. Not because I’m a crazy and indecisive person, but because I typically paint them or refinish them and then sell them. I’m kind of like a foster home for furniture. Or a trafficker. That second really didn’t sound as nice, though.
Anyhoo here is a glimpse back at some of my temporary dining room decor!
I started out with a standard, dark wood Ikea set – all matchy matchy and stuff… apologies for the weird photos, but these were pre-blogging days so I don’t have proper ones!
You get the idea though.. dark wood, not very well built and pretty cheap looking with zero style:
Then I moved on to my obsession with refinishing and brought this 100 year old table home and painted it:
That one never even made it into the house. lol… it lived in the garage and is actually for sale right now.
We move forward now, as I became fascinated with round tables:
That one above might not be in the dining room anymore, but I am keeping it. It’s too small for our family of five, but I just KNOW that in our next home we will have a breakfast nook that it will be perfect for!
Which brings us to the present day. I recently struck gold on one of my Facebook auction pages, and brought home this stunning table with six chairs and two leaves… for $40.
I am so in love with this set. I can’t decide if I want to paint it, leave it, or just lie on it and kiss it. It’s SO lovely!
I’m even okay with the current fabric on the seat cushions.. it’s a soft yellow and while it’s a little old fashioned it still looks great in the space:
I think at some point I might just paint the chairs and the base/legs of the table a cream or white, leaving the gorgeous wood top alone. BUT then I dabble on Pinterest and find stuff like THIS and I just don’t know anymore!!
Am I THAT crazy and colourful? Or is this better in a kitchen? I always say I want to be more daring, bring in more colour and excitement to my home… but I’m not sure if I’m THAT joyous or excited.. lol. Maybe I will save something like that for the pedestal table that’s going in my
imaginary eventual breakfast nook.
Thoughts? Anyone out there going colour crazy lately? It’s just one of those things where I see it, and I love it.. but I’m not sure I can pull it off in MY house, ya know?
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