We enjoyed a snowy weekend in NC, and my kids were thrilled.
I am more of a sit-inside-and-look-at-the-pretty-snow kind of girl. Oh, and I did some Craigslist shopping while I was admiring the weather. In fact, I almost bought this:
I was going to paint the chairs and recover in a bright fabric.
To replace this in our breakfast area:
This is now listed on Craigslist if any of my local readers are interested :)
I have quickly realized that our family needs a sturdier table that can take more abuse. And, little heads don't fare so well when they collide with the iron chairs (as I now know one ER visit and six stitches later).
In the middle of trying to purchase the new (old) table, my dad called and offered to bring me their dining table when they visit this weekend. (They are in the middle of a big house re-do; who knows what else they are getting rid of?!) I really liked the Craigslist table, but you can't beat free. Right?
My parents' table is an oak pedestal style similar to this:
I have to say, I'm not a fan of the claw feet (my sister suggested painting the toe nails red. . . ) but again, it's free and I can paint it. Here's one pic I found online that I thought turned out pretty well:
Mrs Allen's House blog
I don't know that I'll go white but the paint definitely helps the feet situation, don't you think? Has anybody else painted a similar style? I would love to see pictures.
Oh, and I need chairs. Back to Craigslist.
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