Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Secrets Secrets...

Why am I being a brat about sharing details about this table?

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.

Yes, 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
7.) Enjoy.

Now, here's where we are at.

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 :) I might still be obsessed with the pallets behind the TV. I'm not afraid to admit it.
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.) And this is the first time I've gotten to cross this off the list so I'm terribly excited about it.
6.) Make Pretty
7.) Enjoy.

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
That being said, first, we had to decide on chairs for said dining table. As you know, we already purchased our head chairs from World Market, and the reason we picked it was to speak to the leather chair across the room that I covered for Nate.




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.

Love it.


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
These are currently cruising to us from Utah, and other than the fact that these are slightly more petina-d than the other ones, I don't really see a difference. Not to mention it was less than HALF of the price of the World Market ones. $200 for four chairs. That sounds wayyy better than $110 for one chair.

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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24 comments:

  1. Love them. My dining chairs are metal too.

    See unrealted very old blog post for proof:
    http://twooneohh.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-need-vote.html

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    1. Very nice! But now, here is my question...is your house still swimming in blue?

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    2. Ha! yes indeed it is. I'm adding in alot more gray though so I think it has a much better balance than just after we moved it.

      Unrelated note- I just bought a bad ass product to refinish my countertops- so you might have to update your DIW on my kitchen soon!

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  2. Metal is the correct choice. Just the touch of industrial you're looking for and also what you said about durable and easy to clean. Besides, this look is everywhere in the style magazines. You got there first. They are posers.

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    1. (even though my chairs aren't here yet) Thanks, Mom :)

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  3. Love them. So excited to see your finished dining room!

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    1. Thank you Tracie! You have no idea how ready I am for it to be done. I want to make a different room pretty! The evils of being a DIYer...it takes ten times as long to do anything!

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  4. You know I love them! So much I have a box of them sitting on my back porch. I finally pulled one out and tested it out the other day, and I'm pleased with its level of comfiness.

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    1. What color did you end up getting? I'm so nervous that they'll be terrible and orange and not at all that I want. I'm even slightly convinced I'll open the box and there will be a BBQ in there or something. I'm having nightmares over ordering chairs I've never seen.

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    2. I ordered white, but I didn't mean to....I didn't see that they had the silver until it was too late. I'm planning to spray paint them, but I probably wouldn't have if I'd ordered the right color. Umm, so the white looks....white. Okay, wait--even when I saw the silver, I didn't notice they had the unfinished metal like you're getting. Agh! I am not a very careful online shopper.

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    3. I heard they're pretty good about returns though, have you called over there?

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    4. Also, they were out of everything but green and white for awhile. I finally got an email saying they had the silver back (which was our plan) and then I logged on and saw this and freaked out. We had a quick pow-wow and went with the petina

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    5. I think I'd need to pay shipping, though, wouldn't I? which would be a fortune. It makes me feel better that they were out of the things I didn't see though. I am not incredibly unobservant, just impatient!

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    6. hmmm...hadn't thought about the shipping. Boo!

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  5. I love those chairs, they're going to be awesome and I'm jealous :)

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  6. Love them! But maybe you shouldn't take advice from me. I have hot pink chairs (and yes, they are the manfriend's target for how "girly" our apartment is. Oh well! I love them!): http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=978628029439&l=91da37e125. :)

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    1. Girl. Those make me SO happy. When Nate and I first got married he slowly started weeding out the pink. I had a pink couch, pink desk and chair, pink EVERYTHING. Now I have no pink lol

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  7. mmmm sexy chairs! thanks for the teaser this morning..

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  8. Re: metal chairs.
    Thought of you when I openend up "Woman's Day" November 2012 issue, page 50,and there they were......metal dining room chairs!
    You rock! (unless you don't want to be compared to a national magazine!)

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    1. Thanks, Shalley! That's what CQ keeps telling me too!

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  9. Love the chairs! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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