Friday, December 19, 2008

Dining Room Inspiration



My Mom is thinking about doing a painted picnic table in her Dining Room, so I thought I'd post an inspiration photo....such a cute idea isn't it? :-)

She is, in turn, is giving me the Dining table and chairs she currently has.
They have been in my family for 100 years. They were a wedding gift for my Great Grandparents. The table has like 12 leaves!! We are so excited about this new addition to the Lettered Cottage. It's a dark wood, so I think it'll work nicely with the white beadboard as a backdrop.
I'm painting the Dining Room and Kitchen right after Christmas, so there will be lots of updated photos to share then. I can hardly wait!





For those of you who have asked me what the name of the color I'm using is, I don't know the name, but I will post the mixture information here when I post the updated photos. :-)

Happy Holidays,
Layla

21 comments:

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

that idea is perfect what a great plan, I may have to give that a try I really like that...thanks for posting the picture...hugs and happy holidays, Lisa

Lady of the Mote said...

it will be lovely in your home

Jessica said...

how exciting. . .

i get happy inside when i've seen that you've posted!

jen said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous!

Jen

Natalie said...

Very exciting! Can't wait to take a gander.

Leigh said...

Oh, I know that is going to look gorgeous!

Kacey R. said...

Love th epicninc table and that you will get a great gift in the process! Can't wait to see the new paint color!

Karen said...

thats a GREAT deal - you let her get that picnic table and you get the great old furniture - I am going to see if I can work that deal for myself with someone! heehee

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

You know...The meaning of a family table with a lagacy like that will be priceless. What a gift!

You will do it proud. No doubtt.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Your mom is so creative to use a picnic table in her dining room! The inspiration piece is a great example of how wonderful it will look.

Twelve leaves? Let me know when the dinner party is!

Amy

~ Lisa ~ said...

Wouldn't it be neat to interview your 100 year old family dining table? :)

alice said...

The potted pointsettia is so pretty! Are those burlap curtains I spy in the background??? They are lovely!

Kim said...

I love the idea of the picnic table and... wow... does that work out for you. That will be a great addition to your home!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I can't wait to see what you do ......it is always great! I loved passed down antiques!

No.35style said...

I would like that cabinet in the inspiration photo for my bathroom! I think the picnic table will be cute.

Naturegirl said...

Layla:May the Spirit of Christmas leaves its blessings on the hearts of you and yours! hugs NG
You always inspire with what you share!

Inspired Kara said...

How special to have a family table! I can't wait to see it!

Kitchen Chairs said...

Hi,

Very much pleased by your ideas and thoughts. Love to do it myself own.

Thanks for posting,
Daisy

LuLu said...

I am flipping over the picnic table idea! If I didn't have a kitchen table that I love I would pick a picnic table! Just love it, especially with everything else in the room being more chic and modern!
Just discovered your blog and love it.
Happy holidays,
LuLu

BrineS said...

I love that beach blue picnic table in the dining room! I'd love to do that here...in Queensland, Australia. It would be perfect! Especially now...it is summer, you know.

Happy New Year!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
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Arteterapia na FAMED-UFC said...

Great ideas in your wonderful blog.
Congratulations.
Happy New year full of wonderful ideas.

Cheers from Brazil,

Fatima