Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Before I go eat some BBQ with my dad, I thought I would squeeze in a post…
We are not quite done with our master bedroom yet, but I couldn’t stop myself from thinking about our beautiful, yet empty and plain dining room. The crystal chandelier and china cabinets are my favorite part about this room; I would not change a thing about them. Other than that the room is pretty boring:
Way back when, I lived in a 1,500 sq foot timber loft, and I purchased a beautiful solid wood dining table that could seat about 8 people. It had been in storage (a.k.a. my parent’s garage) for about 5 years while I lived in a condo too tiny for the gigantic table. I am ecstatic that we can finally put the table to good use! We are looking forward to having holiday dinners and numberous family parties =) The only problem is we don’t want to spend $150 + on one chair! I have been searching craigslist and visiting thrift shops for other options. I love the look of a wood table with white chairs…Kevin can’t see my vision yet, but I know he will appreciate it in the end!
I was searching for unique chairs: nothing too stuffy or country-ish. I came across these wonderfully…um…green ones at a church thrift store near our house:
For $19.99 each I think I can make them into 6 little masterpieces…let’s hope! I decided to paint them with Rust-oleum “Heirloom white” spray paint after filling in any holes/scrapes with wood filler, sanding, then priming. Kevin bought me a Black and Decker power sander which was awesome; it really helped making the sanding process go quicker vs. doing it by hand. Here is the ‘almost’ finished project:
I am trying to figure out what color we should paint the dining room. Kevin loved the gray so much in the bedroom that he would like to use gray again. I am thinking pale yellow (and gray/white). I belive I will start by finding the perfect chair fabric and go from there. A quick google of “yellow and gray fabric” resulted in a plethera of options. Now here is my inspiration:
This is a wallpaper, but the colors are perfect! Here is the dining room moodboard I made the other day:
The colors on the moodboard seem to be coming up a bit off on my computer monitor…it should be a darker mustard-y yellow/gray/white/pale yellow. I made the board on my iPad, and it looks great on here!
Well it is time to go eat some BBQ! Enjoy your day =)