Here are the chairs, listed in chronological order, that have spent time in my Dining Room in the last week.
This may look familiar. These chairs have been in this room since we moved in. Lovely but they are cheap reproductions from Home Decorators Collection. Compared to the antiques in the house they looked, well, cheap.
I hand painted them. They were a dark mahogany when we bought them.
This set came next. They are also reproductions, and as such, are larger than Louis XVI chairs typically are. Too big for the table.
These actually came before the last set but I am too lazy to delete the photo and move things around.
Cane chairs + Handsome Husband = rubble
Look at those legs, though. I really liked those chairs!
I also lied about the whole "chronological order" thing.
Here we go!
I do love the rose brocade but it does not work in the Dining Room.
This is where you come in!
I am posting the details in the Dining Room and I hope you can help me choose a color combination for the taffeta drapes and the toile upholstery.
*grins and bats eyelashes*
Jenny's Cabinet, in Annie Sloan Old White.
View out into the hall...
Buffet in Annie Sloan Old White and Dark Wax.
This is the table in the Dining Room...lots of beautiful detail!
The rug is a rich salmon color with many shades of blue.
Louis toile chair (actually a dollhouse miniature)!
I will paint the brocade chairs Annie Sloan Old White with Dark Wax.
Do I want blue toile or grey?
Blue drapes or orange?
Help me choose a color combination?!
I actually received the orange drapes from Overstock.com and they are not that orange. I wanted orange. The color is more copper, like an old penny. That's why I chose the blue toile to go with it. The blue will make the orange pop.
The Robin's Egg Blue Taffeta drapes are on their way.
p.s. Thank you for the well wishes regarding the recent tornado and horrific aftermath we experienced in the Midwest. My heart breaks for all those affected. I have never seen anything like this!
The damage incurred by the tornado and high winds is beyond my ability to comprehend. Sheer horror. Just utter mayhem.
On a lighter note, the churches who are taking donations have told me that they have more than they need at this time.
People have been helping from every angle, from donating food, clothing, blankets and boxes to helping people clean up the streets and neighborhoods. There are good people in the world. Grace and I have had the pleasure to meet many kind souls on this journey.
Please keep them all in your prayers.