i hate my dining room.

it is the one room i can never decide on a direction for.

i have been trying to come up with a plan based on it's many purposes.

which makes it triply hard.

because it serves 3 purposes, duh.

purpose #1...we eat dinner in there every night.

purpose #2...it's where mike works from when he's home.

purpose #3....it's where i paint.


i want to paint the walls something awesome.

they are a dull gray white right now.

silver satin by BM to be exact.

there is a table and chairs and a bench.

a lantern that i don't love but i don't hate.

a giant hideous beast of a tv cabinet that holds our uglies.

including a stereo and speakers.

(does anyone even use a stereo anymore?)

a mid century bar cart that i want to sell.

blah blah..who cares.


the problem i have is deciding on paint..

bc all the main rooms in our house just open into one another..

living room, keeping room, dining room.

the living room is either going to be F&B pink ground or white white.

the keeping room is a perfect mid gray.

and the dining room?




another problem i have is wall space.  there isn't much.

big french doors into the room, a door to the kitchen on one wall..

and windows on the other 2.


here's what i DO know...


i like all of these dining rooms:


in many ways this room reminds me a lot of my own dining room.

same size.

and i want something similar to that cabinet to store shit in.

like mah cookbooks and pretty dishes.


but more like this:


and believe me i have searched on craig forever and if anything even remotely like this comes up it is twenty forty hundred thousand.


there is just something so awesome about a dining room/library/office.

practical and beautiful.

plus nothing sets my shit on fire like the mix of an old table and modern chairs...


with a big rug underneath.






the opposite of sex but it is so modern in it's simplicity it's kind of perfect.

plus i have 2 black sea fans that i could somehow mount to the wall and that idea is a good one.



this room is spacious and girly.

i enjoy it.

i also want to bring in a vintage metal cart for bar purposes.

or paint purposes.



so not happening.

but it's beautiful none the less.


i might have a de gournay ish secret up my sleeve for furture sharing.



so..we are back to the beginning.

which is nowhere.


thanks for nothing blog post.