Today you can find me guest postin' for Jen at The Arizona Russums. I am sharing why Jon and I chose to tithe :-)
I feel so grown up writing this but we are the proud owners of a fancy pants formal dining room set!! We are moving in about 4 weeks and have been on the lookout for a dining room table/chairs and a few other pieces. Over the past 2 years, Jon and I have acquired some random furniture. We are total Craigslisters and have scored awesome deals ($10 couch and $50 kitchen table and chairs), we are so not above second hand! The thing about CL is you have to search and search and search and sometimes the inventory sucks.
So we have been to tons of stores around Austin and fell in love with a few pieces at World Market. We were there last week and ended up staying for about 45 minutes laying out our paint swatches and sitting in every chair. Here is what we bought..eeekkk....
It is so beautiful and massive (two leafs so we can add more chairs if needed). We didn't want our furniture to look cookie cutter so we bought 2 different types of chairs. Jon picked out these armchairs for the 2 heads of the table. They look so old school baller.
And these 4 beauties are my babies....
I am kind of obsessed with the fabric and the nail heads.
We had originally planned on putting in a brick wall in the dining room (we found a website where you can buy salvaged bricks from NYC lofts...so cool!) but it looks like it would clash. The new plan is to do a chevron wall and I am pretty sure I lose sleep over thinking about how cool it will be! I am thinking gray walls will work but I'd love to get your opinion. We want to stay away from browns and are gravitating towards grays, blues, and greens. What do you think? (Luckily they let us pay for it now and get a rain check so we don't have to store all of this in our little house right now.)
I also wanted to share a picture of our dinner last night. Jon makes fun of me for word associations (certain words make me think of the most random things) and sometimes, making up words. A couple weeks ago I asked Jon what pasta fioli was. I don't know what made me think of it but I felt like I had heard it before but never knew what it was. And I kept asking and he finally said, girlie, I think you made that up! There is no such thing! So last night I was on a mission to make up whatever pasta fioli was... and here I present to you...pasta fioli...
(Italian style tomatoes, onions, 1 cup pasta sauce, garlic cloves, whole wheat penne pasta, & goat cheese)
So give me decorating ideas yawwwlll. And have a good weekend!