Monday, August 3, 2009

Um...what do you think??

I don't know if its because I am so in the mood for FALL or what...but I really love this picture from Country Home. It was my inspiration for my dining room. I had wanted a picnic table with an odd assortment of chairs around it. Now, though, I have moved those odd assortment of chairs to the kitchen and put my upholstered chairs in the dining room. I really like the black chairs and decided to start painting mine black. But...I'm not really sure about it...

Check it out. Maybe its because I had painted this chair white...or perhaps that the detail doesn't stand out as much being black. Just not sure...

You think maybe it will look better when they are all black or should I just go back to the white idea?? I know I am NOT painting my table, cause I like it as is. I think maybe I'm having a problem with the black cause while I love it for Fall, what will happen come Spring?? Remember my inspiration room?? Oh, the blue-green chair will not be painted, just going upstairs to the craft room. I have another chair to add to the mix, its just misplaced right now.
So, dearies...I ask y'all{once again} to please give me your input...Black, white, bench a different color?? I would just about pay one of you to come here and surprise me. Aaauuurrrggghhh.......


Oh, yes, we are now able to park in the garage!!! We still have to put shelving up and organize my junk, I mean, treasures, but its great to have some of it picked up. You can see the glorious before here.
Happy Monday!!



15 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

My car has NEVER seen the inside of a garage... Your car in lucky, I think if they are ALL black you will like it better... In the spring and summer, you will just add bright cheery colors with the black, it will work perfectly!

Rambling Girl said...

I agree I like the black idea also...Yep you can add some pop to it in spring and will look great. I can't wait to see what you do...ok head over my way and tell me what to do with this trunk I have?

Heidi Ann said...

Elise, I LOVE that photo too & I am so looking forward to Fall!...I adore your chairs black! I would so paint them all & leave the bench that great shade of mustard-y yellow! Country Home would be so proud of you!!.....Do you receive my monthly newsletter?..."Living Little with Heidi"? This month I am having a Creative Challenge" where you can send me a great project you are doing ( like painting your chairs!) & the best project will win my new "VINTAGE" pillow!.....Let me know if you are interested & I will send you off this month's issue!!....Thank you for inspiring us!...Your friend, Heidi XO

Ruth said...

I think when they are all painted black you will love them. It does take some getting used to at first. I have the same table and chairs.
The bench should stay the same. It will be a nice pop of color. I love fall, too.

Ruth

Cherry's Jubilee said...

WHat other things are going in this room..as far as color?? I think black looks gorgeous....with red..of course :0)...and to spring it up add green. Distress them more to bring the detail out and than add minwax clear wax....love that stuff. Imight join up with that swap...sounds fun. cherry

Sherry said...

I think black chairs and keep the bench yellow. Do some kind of seasonal centerpieces to tie them all together with even more colors. :)

Annette said...

All black would look l-o-v-e-l-y!!!

Sarah said...

I agree with painting the chairs all black. Since the styles are different, they need something to tie them together - color! Have fun!

Amy R. said...

I like the chairs black and the bench the cream color. That way you have the best of the elements you love in the picture and you get to keep your table wood and have some variety. I think the yellow might be a bit bright to leave it that color.

Nikki said...

I would do the chairs all black. When it's time for spring just add a fun table runner or center piece.

Colleen said...

I love fall and that inspiring photo too! If it were me, I'd paint all of the chairs and the bench black. Come spring you could maybe add a lighter touch with some slipcovers or chair cushions. Just a thought...

I can't wait to see what you decide to do!

Lara said...

I would paint them all black. Although I really like Amy's idea about painting the bench cream too. I have cream chairs in my kitchen. I'm not a huge fan of them, though. The kids are the only ones that eat in the kitchen for breakfast and lunch. And even though the chairs have been used in there less than a year, they look horrible! Maybe I should've used different paint :)

Good luck! Can't wait to see pictures AFTER!!

Jessica said...

I was going through some modern designs on Dining Room Tables And Chairs and I found amazing collection.

V and Co. said...

okay love the fall pic but love those painted chairs! love them!!!

Jessica and Duglas said...

Hello! I found your blog through A Little Piece of Heaven!
I love the chair painted black. I think you should go for it. And if you get tired of the black, you can always cover them with little slipcovers. And you should definitely keep the yellow bench. I love it sooooo much! I started drooling when I saw it. Where did you get it (hope you don't mind me asking)?
Oh and your before picture of your garage looks just like mine. Ours is all clean up too but we also need to put up shelving.