Dining Decisions


Nothing would make me happier than rolling up my sleeves, donning some protective eye wear and constructing a wood farm table out of raw materials.  But I’ve come to terms with the fact that this won’t happen anytime soon.  Luckily there are great dining table choices out there , from the handmade variety on Etsy to the big box retailers.  I decided on something in between and chose this number from Restoration Hardware, the Flatiron Table with rust legs.  It’s made from a reclaimed elm door so it has a nice wear to it.

table and chairs

Kitchen table

When choosing my chair arrangement, I decided on a mix of old + new.   The bright powder-coated steel chairs are from CB2, and they pack a punch of color inside, and double as extra seating outside.  I’ve had the wood chairs with me for 7+ years.  They’re original finds from Housing Works that I stained and reupholstered in a simple printed fabric from Calico Corners.

My advice here:  don’t be afraid of mixing genres or styles, as long as there’s something that ties them together.  For me, the coral was an extension of a prevalent color theme I’d already established.  And the green chairs felt organic, pulling color from the plants inside and outside.  And I love both equally.  When you love an item, it will always work in your space.

I’m now a few steps closer to hosting Thanksgiving this year, and no longer fear having enough seating.  What I do fear is having a big eater make himself comfortable in one of my dainty wood chairs… #homeownsersinsurance  #thirdhelpings


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