You may remember me stressing about the pieces of furniture I was receiving from my grandma Jean before she passed away. I didn't know where they would go or how they would look against my color palette. I couldn't refuse them, though- these are gorgeous pieces that have been used by my family for years. They just need a little TLC.
My parents brought the furniture down a few weeks ago and the biggest challenge for me was moving everything from my old dining room cabinets to my new china cabinet.
|good light makes a huge difference!|
I still plan on staining the wood
to bring it back to its full glory
|photo from Little Green Notebook|
|one of my new dining room chairs!|
Fauteuil chairs have such an amazing shape
and are super comfortable. Not sure
how long I'll keep the color- esp since my set
show some wear on the seat.
|precious! this is one of 2.|
my mom discovered 2 more w/ arms
that I'll be receiving soon.
I'm not changing anything about these!
|love those legs! the table has 2 leaves and can seat 12.|
|ohmygosh I am so in love with this bureau.|
I'm pretty sure it's meant for a dining room because
the top drawer is extremely shallow
and is lined in velvet (for silverware?)
|please ignore the cardboard, spray paint and dog tail. |
this is our beloved chaise. hi chaise.
we covered it with a huge knit throw b/c the bright green
and yellow fabric underneath screams GRANDMA JEAN!
|this is an antique leather-top desk from|
my other grandma. I'm using one of the white
chairs (4 pics up) with the desk and they
complement each other well.
|I can't wait to spray paint/reupholster the|
heck out of these chairs. hopefully I
will not ruin them- they are way too
and no, I STILL haven't painted our hall table. BUT I did tackle one of my 3 ridiculously ugly brass lamps yesterday. I forgot to take before pictures :( so you'll have to imagine how awful the rusted brass looked like. I sanded, primed and spray painted the first lamp. I used a dark gray paint and I'm not sure how I feel about the result. It's a bit too industrial looking for me. I love how the paint transformed the lamp, but I think I may re-do it in a different color.
|I'm not sure gray is my color. What do you think?|