Sunday, August 23, 2009

And Now for a Little Fine Dining...

We have been thinking about what we want to put in our dining room for quite some time. We had visions of an actual dining room set, older and huge and formal. B had been doing much of the searching on Craigslist and he finally hit the goldmine! We obtained a dining room table with 5 chairs (one had broken years ago), a serving buffet and china cabinet for a really low amount. The set dates back to the 30s or 40s which is perfect for our house. At first B thought the set would be too small, but after it was in we both agreed it is a good fit and still leaves us a lot of room to walk around. So, without further ado, the dining room set.

After paying the guy half his price for a deposit, B was able to bring home some chairs.* Yes, we were teased by two chairs:



But the guy said that he was going to be in our area the next day, so he brought the china cabinet to us:



Then the next day B and his friend S took a truck to pick up the table, remaining chairs and the serving buffet:





The serving buffet. Sorry the picture is so blurry. I have no clue what is going on with my camera:


Detail of the top of the serving buffet and the little mirrored design:


Up close of the cabinets on the serving buffet:


The drawers of the serving buffet:



The bottom half of the china cabinet:


The sad little chair in the corner. It's been bad:


The chair you see at the end in this photo is the only one with arms. There were two, but sadly the other one is the chair that broke. B says "naturally" he should get this chair. Ha:



The pieces are in great condition for being over 60 years old. The most wear, other than some chips, is on the top of the table. There are rings from drinks on it. Also, some of the chairs are a bit shaky. We will probably have to take them in somewhere to get them fixed. But, for now, we are just loving this new dining room. Good score B!

Speaking of B, he thinks we need to change the color of the walls now. I think he wants something a bit darker. I say it needs something a bit warmer. What do you peeps say?




* I did not go with him to check out the set or to pick it up as I was at the office. Good thing B has good taste, right?**

**I did see pictures before he went out there.

10 important things being said:

Jennifer said...

Ohh, it looks great! What a find! I also agree that the room should be a warm color. What what, I don't know. How do you feel about orange? I am on an orange kick lately.

Ruth said...
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*~Dani~* said...

Actually what I said to B was an "orangey red color". He looked at me like I was nuts and said "we need to go to the paint store."

j'lynn said...

I'm on a darker kick, so I'm with B on this one! What a great find!! And I have a feeling with all of B's talents he may be able to "fix" the chairs and take care of the wear on the table top, etc!

Great find B! When are you having a house warming so I can see all of this stuff up close and personal? hehe

Brandy said...

I love that set! It's gorgeous...and I'm pretty sure you can google how to remove the rings without ruining the finish.

A nice warm color would be good, just don't go too dark. Otherwise the room will feel smaller. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Ruth said...

What a beautiful dinning room set. Great job B.

Anonymous said...

i have to know what the deleted comment was

Blaez said...

you two have totally awesome taste!!! i love your vintage find! antique?? whatever, its awesome!!

and you should definatly do a warm pain color. you don't want it to be dark.

Debbie said...

Very nice! I am very much into orange and brick red. I think something warm would look nice.

*~Dani~* said...

jlynn - I think too dark would wash out the furniture. And B is pretty handy but not sure he would even want to tackle the fixing of antique furniture. Still working on that housewarming...

Brandy - those were my thoughts about a dark paint as well. Don't want to close it in!

Ruth - he always scores the best finds!

Anonymous - I'll Never Tell. Name that movie. Wait...

Blaez - thanks girl! Credit goes to B for finding this one. Warm paint sounds like the favorite.

Debbie - I am with you on the orange and brick red. Sounds like we need to hit up the paint store.

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