I *think* I have finally convinced my husband to buy a new dining table and chairs. We've had our current set since our early days together as a couple and it fit in our modern loft condo pretty nicely. We have since moved from the modern loft condo into a charming, vintage (cough*old*cough) house that is much lighter, brighter and tighter in dining space. So it's time to sell our current set and buy new. To say I'm excited is an understatement.
Here is our current set:
It's in near perfect condition but just really black and too heavy for our house. I'm looking to create a lighter, more collected feel...something a little rustic, a little industrial, a little cottage. I really like the trestle-leg tables that are popping up all over the place lately. Here is what I'm thinking:
Or this, which is a little smaller and less heavy wood:
Now for the chair options:
Classic Thonet Bentwood, free; I have four of these chairs already that I would
paint a light gray or ivory to balance out the darker table.
Or, do I paint the current chairs I have a white? Or keep the black table and buy new white chairs? Can you tell I want a darker table and lighter chairs? Help me decide!