This is our dining room as it is right now.
The 4 brown chairs are from our original table and chairs, the two chairs with cushions are from my fab Target find, and the table is from an internal Criag's List of sorts from my father-in-law's work. (I actually bought the table with six matching chairs for only $75! I really bought the set just for the chairs so we could have 4 matching chairs in the kitchen. I was planning to paint them white- but we will get to that later.)
The new table is significantly longer than our old table. It fits six place-mats without overlapping. What a novel experience!
However, the new table does not match. So here is my question to you- what should I do?
I would love to sand it and stain it to match the chairs because I loved the look of the old table, but that is way too much work. Plus, I don't think I would every be happy with the stain color.
(The old table's color)
My next idea is to try to paint it to a similar color on the cushion of the two Target chairs. The problem with this idea is that the cushion is kind of microfiber/suede, and it changes depending on how the person sitting in it got up. You know?
Plus, gray is a dangerous color for a seat cushion- what will I do if I match the table to the chairs, and then I reupholster the chairs because they get all stained?
After writing this I think I am thinking too much. Maybe I should just paint it and enjoy it for a few years and then decide what to do about any problems. What do you think? Any other ideas?
4 days ago