8.25.2010

Dining Bliss



Remember last week when I mentioned revamping my dining table? Well the Mr. said I could just get a new one. Still not 100% sure this is the route I want to go. I rather like the money sitting in savings and my taste is rather expensive, but we are budget people so it will have to be quite the find. Besides I haven't met the "one" yet. These are both zinc which I love, but I know are out of price range. I still love the idea of something more farmhouse like. Well, for now I will just ogle over these two rooms. The first is from Sally Wheats residence which is always a source of inspiration and the second although twice the size of our dining space has me smitten.

40 comments:

Nicolle Cannone said...

You certainly do have good taste! Check out Overstock and IKEA has great tables that look very fancy;)

A Perfect Gray said...

total yum. and I do love both light fixtures, especially the first.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

If you have the buy new option ( fun!! ) why don't you try painting the one you have and maybe you'll love it!? xx

I'maNolaGirl said...

I love that first room. The mix of chairs is so interesting, and the light fixture is incredible!!

Laura said...

Hello - New to your blog, and I'm really enjoying it. Have you thought about having the top of your existing table wrapped in zinc?

abode love said...

I am loving the modern chairs mixed with the vintage feel- there's nothing like a farmhouse table! Thanks for sharing!

Staley Mc said...

Love these rooms. Can't wait to see how your dining room turns out! I know it will look great!

Haven and Home said...

It might be more fun to redo yours! I don't know what I will do when it is time to get a new one!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

A DR table is like your wedding dress, you will just KNOW when you find it.
Just another sign you are either an interior designer or into it too much when furniture gives you 'a moment'.

coolkids said...

love that first one!

Melissa said...

Love both of those dinning options!

the red bungalow said...

Swoon for photo #1! I adore S-Chairs and I have those ones in black at home. I have them mixed in with benches with an old far-style dining table (the table belonged to my husband's great grandmother and the chairs have long since been lost). It's a great mix of modern and tradition.

Good luck with yours!

Bre

jj said...

If you get a new one and want to sell your old one, let me know! We currently don't have a table at all (we gave it away when we moved to China!) :)

Julie said...

That Sally Wheat dining room is such utter perfection. Sigh.

la la Lovely said...

I love Sally Wheat's whole house. I'm looking for something farmhouse too on a budget... sigh!

Gramercy Home said...

So many fun options! Your table may not stand out to you as needing as much changing once you get your upholstered chairs back?!? Love all the party pics, btw.

Natalie said...

gorgeous! yea, id take either. this expensive taste thing isnt really convenient now is it? :)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Very very classy :)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

LOVE those tables. I have not seen zinc tables. So pretty! I see pretty things all day and cannot afford a single one.

Bridget said...

i was jealous. then i saw that it's not your dining table. but i will still be happy for you if you get it. im not toooo terrible.

also- i will have you know that the striped straws will definitely be making an appearance at my sister's shower... and some day... the cake bunting. (we're doing cupcakes... otherwise, this would be the time!)

so thanks for the inspiration!

Lindsey said...

love these rooms, but especially the top one. i'm on the hunt for a botanical science print just like that! LOVE.

hope you find your table :)

Wahzat Gayle said...

I agree love them both

La Maison Fou said...

really like the zinc topped tables.
pRETTY YUMMY!
L.

Mary said...

Beautiful, and I love that first light fixture!

Pinecone Camp said...

The first image is all shades of bliss! Love it.

Anna said...

That last image leaves me agape!

(And gorgeous pics of your b-day celebrations. Congrats!)

Melissa said...

I love, love, LOVE the second. Like, when can I rip that off because I NEED it love. If you find a budget way tot do that table let me KNOW!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I am finishing up our dining room but I need chairs and I can't find any that I am insane about. Well at least not any that I can afford. :)

Living It At Home said...

Love them both...go for it! Hubby gave you the green light!

Full House said...

Keep us posted on this one. Both tables are so pretty. That second one would make for some great entertaining.

Sarah said...

Those are fantastic pendants in the second photo. I look forward to seeing what you decide.

sarah said...

Love the tables. If you're feeling crafty...I saw someone wrap their table in metal. I'm pretty sure it was the Design Mom blog (gabrielle blair). Could be fun!

LindsB said...

What a sweet hubby you have! Sending good find vibes your way in hopes that the perfect table comes your way soon :)

Jennifer said...

you'll find something! this are lovely inspiration.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love dining rooms that have different types of chairs because they add so much interest to the house... maybe you can check out West Elm and their sale because they have such cute pieces at great prices!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

love, love the look you're going for. Zinc is rustic yet charming & French Country...I'm sure you'll find "the one" soon! happy weekend Paula!

lori said...

This is not zinc but it has the look you are going for!

http://www.vivaterra.com/pls/enetrixp/!stmenu_template.main?complex_id_in=482007.826941.907971.4501217.page

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Your pics are SUPER NICE! I'm looking for one too, but i've narrowed it down to these: (very farmhouse in style too)

http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod60273&navAction=push&navCount=3

http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1671410&navAction=push&navCount=5

http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod60277&navAction=push&navCount=10

All these are under $1000.

:)))))))))))

3 Peanuts said...

I am dying for an oval zinc table for my breakfast area but it is not in the current budget either:( Love both of these... I live right near Sally Wheat (and Joni).

Natalie said...

I'm in the process of getting a new dining table too, except i'm in an apartment so it will have to be small :(