When you complain about having too much furniture the common response is “That’s not a bad problem to have!” But you know what? My first floor is a crowded mess right now and its stressing me out. Forget Hoarder’s Paradise, this is more like a drive by furniture dump.
If you haven’t guessed, my wood table was delivered last week…
It’s a nice little piece. In theory, I like how it mixes with most of my stuff. I like that its a family heirloom and was free. I also like that it has leaves and expands for future dinner parties. I say “future” because I have yet to throw a dinner party, but a girl can always dream she’ll turn into Martha one of these days.
So those are the pros.
Then there are the cons… It’s too low: only 28″ high. Chair arms (and thighs for that matter) do not fit underneath of the apron. It needs to be refinished/ sanded / re-stained / painted? Oh and it doesn’t really go with my new favorite vintage chairs.
Too much mixology?
What if I hoist it up 2 or 3 inches and paint it black? Or strip it and do weathered wood?
Originally, before I stumbled upon the chrome and leather goodness, I was planning to purchase some (faux) Panton chairs or even refinish my original Tulip chairs to pair with my table. I wanted to be all Vicente Wolf and do my dining room up like this…
or like this…
But in order to do that, I need to fix both my table and tackle my chair project. That means an automotive paint job for the tulip chairs and new cushions. So $$ and some $$.
And then, two weeks ago, I found my lovely chrome and leather chairs. And I really like them. But they really look better with a table like this…
That last one is my absolute favorite. I just need a tree trunk and some glass!! That’s easy enough, right? Then I would have 3 tables.
So I am in a quandary. I obviously I need to get rid of a set of table and chairs because my basement is filling up quickly and my living room can’t handle this many occupants.
What would you do?
And for those of you who like the Docksta/ Fake Tulip table… well honestly it looks like crap in person. It’s always dirty looking and just brings down the quality and finish of my whole first floor. So it may stay for a bit, but its not a keeper.