You guys, it’s been a while since I had a good Craigslist find to share with you all! I found this dining set right before Christmas, which was perfect timing because we had just sold our last dining set (the one from this Thanksgiving table setting post) and both sides of the family were coming over for Christmas Eve cookies and cocoa!
[Now, I could pretend that I shot these photos at Christmas-time which would explain the holiday decorations, but we all know I like to be real.
I took these photos yesterday.
I may never take down my Christmas tree – it’s my ideal soft and gentle light source in the evening. Do you think I could somehow start a home décor trend of “lighting-trees”?]
It’s a pretty adorable vintage dining set, isn’t it?
I’m debating whether or not to keep the chairs and sell the table. I already have a dining table that I’m planning to use one day when I can clear the dining room of for-sale-furniture and this is the third (or fourth?) set of Chinese chippendale-ish chairs I’ve been tempted to keep. I would paint and reupholster them – so many possibilities! They are extremely sturdy, but not very comfortable… But, (more real-ness here) we seldom actually sit down at the dining room table anyway. So comfort doesn’t have to be the ultimate factor here.
So what do you think – do they have enough promise with new paint/upholstery? What color would you do? I really love white, but then they would get lost with the white walls. So then I thought about painting all the walls in the teeny-tiny dining room that dark gray (Martha Stewart’s Zinc, one of my favorites). Or painting the chairs black. Or mustard. Or gold.
You know, the more I think about it, the more convinced I am that the whole dining room needs to be a little gray box…
And that I need to invest in a wide-angle lens.
Talk shop with me ladies!