Monday, August 11, 2008
I mentioned last week that my mom brought us a dining room table as a housewarming. Well, here it is! She bought the table at auction a few weeks ago, but doesn't have a place for it in her house. What can I say, I get it honestly!
I'm a little perplexed about what kind of chairs I should be looking for. My first instinct would be something upholstered, but do I want all six to be upholstered? And there is the matter of the two chairs that flank the window. Should I just look for four dining chairs and pull those two up as host and hostess chairs when I need more seating? We've tried, and they are a bit short, but not unbearably so.
You might also notice that the desk-turned-dressing-table-turned-bar is gone. I sent it back to school with my sister (so now it's a desk again!), so I suppose we're on a casual hunt for something to replace it with.
Wes would like a surface to use as a bar, and I, well, I am undecided. A little chest would be nice, as Style Court mentioned. And then there is the matter of that green sideboard.
On the other hand, I think it would great to have something a little larger (but not quite as big as this) and paint the inside. I've got a little collection of white pitchers and cake stands that need some love, and I really, really like this image. I've seen several cheap-ish chippendale secretaries and such around town that I wouldn't mind taking a paintbrush to. Oh decisions, decisions ...