June 18, 2012

A little break

...or a long one. Posting here has been sparse for awhile - not intentionally, but just by way of life and adding another baby to our family. I do miss it though and am working on a redesign, changing blog platforms and switching things up a bit.  Crazy that I've been blogging since 2007. Blogs have changed a lot since then and I don't know if I can keep up...but it's a creative outlet and it's fun so I'm gonna keep doing it - in a slightly different way.  Instead of random posts every now & again I'm just going to wait until the new look is ready and everything is switched over.  Don't call it a comeback - or do!

June 5, 2012

Crazy Chair Lady

Amongst all the things we have going on I am still playing with the house and currently working on the dining area. Before Genevieve was born we converted the dining room into a play room - best decision EVER.  The only negative was that our massive dining table didn't fit in the new space. I originally bought this table thinking it would be our "have forever" table...but it just doesn't work here and for the rest of our days in this house, this is where we will be eating. I actually really like dine in kitchens and this is one of my favorite spots in the house. So, the table had to go.

Finally we listed it on Craigslist and said farewell...then with cash in my pocket I started buying up dining chairs like a crazy person as we've never really had nice chairs. These salmon Thonet chairs above were $25 each...each! I also have 4 bentwood chairs en route via ebay. 14 chairs and no table.

I don't really know much about tables, but in researching styles that work well with benches I discovered the x-base/trestle. The mid century ones are my favorite, but they also cost around $4,000. Today I bought a small pedestal table at a junk shop that works and will do for now. But, if you see one of these for not $4,000 send it my way. Salmon chairs await...