Thursday, January 31, 2008

Please help my dining room!

This is our living room/dining room. We don't dine in here because we have a large eat-in kitchen/family room, but I would like to be able to if we ever wanted. :)



Now this table is old old old! Not good old like 'antique' old, but bad old, like 'my husband and his buddies used to play flip cup and quarters and it's probably soaked in beer' old. This is the reason I am considering just tossing it and not looking back. I also plan to swap the fan for a chandelier or pendant and will change the window panels, but I'll save that for another day. This side of the room is just kind of blah!




I like this exact set-up from Crate and Barrel. I think the colors would work perfectly!


Triad Dining Table

I'm usually not one to pick an entire room out of a catalog and put it into my home, but I think I love this....at least the idea of this. Any thoughts? I'd love to hear opinions or suggestions!!


10 comments:

The Kahles said...

LOVE the table and chairs. I'd go with a more funky rug, though, to liven it up and keep it as interesting as the rest of your house.

cupcake monkey said...

Oh..I should have been more clear. That is a table runner, not a rug...but I still agree with you! :) I'm not sure it's right for that room. Thanks!!

Finding Me said...

I like the idea of getting chair covers. And a fun table runner. The only question about the light, is are you willing to let go of your fan?

I also would go with a different lamp shade, I'm not a big fan of the wood pattern.

cupcake monkey said...

Thanks so much for the comments! I agree about the light now! I think a different shade would probably be best. As for the fan, I'd like to keep it, but move it over to the other side of the room, above the couch. :)

brynalexandra said...

I really like that set - BUT I think you could do something much more modern and it would look amazing. Not a lot of people can pull of the modern look - but your house definitely can.

Kellie said...

The chairs are my favorite part about the set. Love em!

cupcake monkey said...

Thanks girls!!! I don;t know what I'm doing! I think I'll keep looking!...but I do love those chairs. :)

The Kahles said...

I think a blown glass hanging pendant would look awesome and modern. Maybe in red? And then a table runner (oops!) in something modern as well? I do love the table and chairs!

How about something like this light?

http://tinyurl.com/24npj2

cupcake monkey said...

I love that Katie!

info said...

I love that set! Even the centerpiece is similar to the one you have already. The light is fantastic, and I think taking the fax/ light out of that room will make a HUGE difference! We have those dreaded things in our house as well (from the last owner), and I can't wait to replace them.

If you do get that set, post the after pics! I'd love to see it!