Because you guys won't get it until it is in the room.
This is not a reflection on you guys not being able to understand what I'm doing...rather that I painted the pegboards in my garage ORANGE. The colors I chose for the table clash TERRIBLY in the garage.
This is so much to the point that half way through the process, I asked Nate if I'd made a terrible mistake. This is when I realized that I probably shouldn't share pictures with the class until it was moved into a room where it made sense.
And this is really just to protect my ego. Because I don't think I could handle the rejection of everyone hating it with a passion after how many times Nate had to stop me from torching the damn thing. Not that I think you guys would tell me it'd hideous, I would just think that you think it's hideous and next thing we know, Nate would have to rescue me off the roof.
The whole dining room will be OFFICIALLY DONE on Monday.
Here was our original list of things we wanted done with the family/dining room.
1.) Modify & Paint the bookshelves.
2.) Set up Swivel TV Mount (which we snagged on Amazon for $90 on sale, the swivel will allow us to watch TV from the front room while keeping it out of line of sight)
3.) Apply aesthetic goodies which I'm going to keep a secret :)
4.) Paint the Walls
5.) Snag a new dining set on craigslist in terrible condition to redo. (If you have the skills, this is really the best and most affordable option if you want something truly unique.)
6.) Make Pretty
Now, here's where we are at.
6.) Make Pretty
All that's left is the fun stuff! I LOVE the fun stuff! I'm willing to spill some secrets in exchange for you guys letting me hide the table for a few more days.
- I'm actually planning on dressing our large lead paned window (originally we were going to leave it alone)
- I'm making a sick abyss of throw pillows
- I'm working on more art
Now, Nate and I picked out the side chairs over two years ago. Yes. Before this dining room was in our life, we knew we wanted these chairs. May I present... World Market's Jackson Metal Tub Chair.
It's beautiful isn't it? It's industrial, it's worn, it's unique, it's oddly comfortable for metal, and best of all, totally wipeable for future kids fingers.
Butttt.... that isn't what we bought.
Did you check that price tag?! Comeon' people. That means for 4 chairs I'd be looking at like $450 BEFORE tax. You know I can't do that.
We bought ONE set of Vintage Style Tabouret Stacking Chairs from Overstock.com
Now I've been getting some slack from friends for buying Metal chairs, so I take take the ego shot if you guys hate them. I've been fighting Brenna for two months.
"But dining chairs are supposed to be wood!"
"YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE SUPPORTIVE"
"Dining. Chairs. Are. Supposed. To. Be. Wood."
"You were supposed to shut up five minutes ago"
That's basically how it's gone. So I can take it. Tell me, do you love the metal chairs, or do you HATE the metal chairs with so much of a passion that you now no longer have interest in the table they will be going around?
Now. if your house is full of things that go woof, you're going to want to check in tomorrow. Something super cool may or may not be happening. I don't know yet. But I was gunna post about it today and I decided to wait another day (which is why this out later than usual and I had to forfeit the secret chairs) if it doesn't happen, don't hate me. But if something does happen you're all forced to be excited with me.
Oh. And if you're still with me...the dining table may or may not consist of the pencil yellow from the back of the bookshelf and a stain that makes the wood look like a pallet.
Now judge my chairs.
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