A new-to-us dining table and chairs. As you can see, the table is oval (with 3 leaves) and there are 6 chairs. We also ended up purchasing a sideboard that's part of the set, but we hope to sell it as we have no room for it. The set is in great condition and has been well cared for (and it was a fantastic deal)!
If you read my post yesterday, you may be wondering where the "white on white dining" comes in as this is obviously NOT white. Well, I hope to make it white at some point. We'd like to have it spray lacquered (painted) eventually. I know some of you just experienced elevated blood pressure when you read that. Sorry. Here's a great article on painting antiques and... breathe.
We're going to live with it as is for a while though. I really love how the set is classic but still rather unique. The greek key detail on the backs of the chairs is by far my favourite part. Ok. So picture this. Everything gets spray lacquered in white. The seats get reupholstered in something like this.
via Tonic Living
Or this (But maybe white on navy. I'm kind of set on navy because that navy velvet sofa is happening. More on that later.)
And we do a little gold leaf on the greek key pattern and maybe in a few other places as well, to highlight the details.
Here are some similar looking chairs.
Jenny Komenda (Little Green Notebook) has an almost identical set of chairs in her dining room. She has left them wood finish.
|Jenny's Dining Room|
And here's the sideboard. It's a really beautiful piece with some built in drawers. The dimensions are 19" deep. 65 3/4" Wide. 30" Tall. We're asking $500, but we're open to offers. Local pick up only (Saskatoon). Let me know if you're interested.
I have to say we hadn't planned on purchasing this kind of dining set, but when we saw it, we knew it was for us. That's one thing I'm really learning as we decorate and furnish the house, don't be too married to your ideas because they will likely change. Leave room for the fabulous finds along the way. Ah, decorating is fun!