Hey, remember that time I had a house and used to blog about the great strides I was making in renovating and decorating?
I almost titled this post “Everything Sucks… At My House,” but I’m trying this new positive energy, positive life THING, so lets just discuss what I’ve got going on now and all the room I have to grow with my home. The dining room has been a real challenge for me. Mainly because I have these great vintage pieces that are all in bad shape. I’m frozen in indecision about putting in time, effort and money to fix what I’ve got, or scrapping it all and taking it a whole new direction. Do you feel me? Are you totally stuck in any area of your own home?
Here’s what I’ve got going on now. From far away, while squinting, I really love it. Like when I walk in the door, I get all giddy. I love the dark floors mixed with the light, organic shape of the cowhide. The traditional wood table pairs so nicely with the sculptural white tulip chairs. And my pendant… still love my pendant. So in theory, its all good.
The problem is when you inspect things closely or attempt to sit down.
The chairs have no cushions and are in desperate need to a lacquer paint job. (IE $$$ automotive paint job I can’t do myself.) The table is too short, so If your legs have a circumference of more than 15″, they are not fitting under there comfortably. No big deal, just need to get some casters to raise it up a bit. What is a bigger deal is the scratched and burnt table-top. Sanding it down and refinishing it is like #107 on my want-to-do-list.
Oh and just ignore that bottle of Jack. I’m not a raging alcoholic, it was just a necessary accessory for watching the Bachelor the other night.
In other furniture news, I love my vintage chrome console table but I really need closed storage over here. I have a serious storage problem in my little cottage. So I’m thinking I may move my console table to under the stairs. Right now I have two black lacquer cabinets there, but they will be headed out soon to my clients home.
Thinking the chrome console and stools could look good along this wall.
So that means I need to find a credenza for under the window. ($$$) And once that happens I can relocate my Nana’s server that’s been pissing me off ever since the table has arrived. The two woods of the table and server just don’t play nice with each other. Also, there is no shelf on the inside, so the storage is not functional anyway.
This is literally the only spot on my first floor where I have open wall space, so I really want to put a bookshelf here. Where else can I store my ridiculous brass menagerie collection?
So that’s the plan. Sort of. Still not sure about the table and chairs. Or the new pieces I need. So basically I’m at square one. Decorator decorating her own house = shit show.