French Style Dining / Library


Hello everyone,

We are having a cool windy day today so instead of doing some garden cleanup I decided to make a few changes in our dining/library today.

I have been looking for a round wood table for awhile but haven't found what I am looking for yet so I decided to take an old white round table in from the barn(where we store way too much stuff) and cover it with an old sheet to see if my plan would even work in there. I have a habit of thinking rooms are bigger then they actually are! Anyway, I rolled up the carpet and set up the table and then moved our french styled chairs around it to see if I liked the look -so now that you are here you have a vote too!!!



This is what the room looked like last spring when we had the bookcases built in and the wall put in between the hall and this room- some of you may remember when I posted it before. This chair on the left was replaced shortly after with a new french chair.

This was what two of the chairs around the table looked like when I bought them at a second hand store-light green. I had them redone in a sand beige and I rubbed some ivory paint on the wooden parts.

This was the room last week when we had our visitors from Japan. The chairs were in the corners of the room and the center was bare.

Do you see that big old entertainment center in the corner-we bought it secondhand last year and I planned to paint and antique it and use it as a china cabinet with chicken wire on the doors but by the time we finished all our projects in the spring ,garden season arrived and we left it alone. Today,my husband and I carried it upstairs to a bedroom where I will paint it and use it up there. It seemed to big where we had it. Please don't say you liked it where it was because we are NOT hauling the heavy old thing back down-at least not this week!

This is how the room looks through the french doors from the kitchen.

And this is how it looks from the hallway.

I picked this bouquet from our garden this morning.

Here you can see we have moved a chair into the corner where the big cabinet was-but this is still a work in progress.

Okay, what do you think should I have done my gardening cleanup and left this room alone or can you picture cozy candlelight dinners around the wood fireplace on cold winter nights?

I am joining in with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch again for Metamorphosis Monday and Cielo at the House in the Roses for Show Off your Cottage Monday.

Thank you for visiting me,

Carolyn

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