Friday, August 13, 2010

And Now For The Inside... (Part 2)

(Note: See Part 1 below. This will then make a little more sense.)

The dining room contains both my favorite pieces and my least favorite. It is all included in this picture.

The table is my least favorite of everything I ordered. It actually looks better in the photograph than it does in real life! I requested a black base and a wood top and that is what they gave me. I didn't envision the "apron" at the bottom of the top (does that make sense?) In addition, in person the wood looks very cheap. It actually looks like FAKE wood, though it is not. How sad is that?

The chairs are neither my most favorite nor my least. I wanted a black and white floral fabric, but this is what they came up with. Not floral, but it is okay. The only "problem" with these is that every time I look at them I want to grab some bright colored markers and color them in. I mean, don't they just look like pages from a coloring book? I cannot promise that I will not act on this impulse at some point.

Finally, this is my absolute favorite of all the furniture. I love, love LOVE this buffet. I might love it even more once it has some wine in it.


Elizabethd said...

Oh do, do colour the leaves....remember to keep in the lines!

bristowmom said...

Elizabeth, you make me smile. :-)

R said...

I LOVE the print on the chairs. LOVE it. In fact, did you accidentally turn into me when rushed to order furniture? The only thing I would not have ordered would be white couches because I would be afraid on them during certain times. {cough}

You could use a sharpie pen or something and color in a little. Just a tad. I think Elizabeth is right.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. It seems like you post frequently, use photos a great deal, and always have something interesting to say. Good job!

bristowmom said...

R- I looked at rugs again yesterday. Found the most beautiful black and cream floral rug. Reminded me some of yours. Yes, i think your taste has rubbed off on me! Just wait until you see my dishes!

The rug was about 1/2 the price of the last rug I loved. However, I had to chose between patio furniture and the rug. I chose patio furniture because I have been longing to sit on the patio and sip coffee in the morning. That is what I'm doing right now. Heaven on earth, except with bugs.

Anonymous - thank you!

Denise said...

Looks like you are settling nicely into your new home. I love seeing your photos and reading of your adventures. I only wish I could come visit and see it all in person. Dave said his travels could take him that way at some point, for now its to India.