So we've made huge strides in the dining room. I never really talked about it until now because, oh, I don't know. Got busy trying to ready it for Thanksgiving guests I guess. Anyway, it's painted, we bought a rug, a table and put some pictures up. And then it came to a screeching halt. The table is big. It extends to 12 feet but we are keeping it at about 10 ft for everyday. It's a big room. Here's a little peek at it so far.
I didn't paint the pocket doors yet so they are still a beige color. Can I just tell you what a pain it was to paint this room? I wanted to hire it out but the quotes were in the thousands. Really? We gave that a big fat hell no and hunkered down and painted it ourselves.
Here's the table without the table cloth. Pretty traditional. One of the chairs below is from our old dining set and the other is what was left in the house when we bought it.
So here's my dilemma. Number one, chairs are freakin' expensive and we need 10 for everyday. Number two, I'm not sure what style I want to pair with the table. Traditional would be the obvious choice, but maybe I want to do modern to mix things up a bit? And then there's color. Wood toned, colored, acrylic? Mix and match or all the same? I'm leaning toward something that has an upholstered seat at the very least. I think the room needs some softening up. It's pretty masculine with the dark blue gray walls and the furniture. I also plan on doing a window treatment at some point. So that's where I'm at right now. I'm pretty sure that's going to be the status quo until sometime in 2014 but I do need to start narrowing down my choices. Any opinions? I'm all ears.