After finishing my black and white striped panels for my Living/Dining room combo I am now super excited to put the finishing touches on the room.
Starting in the living room I will need to freshen up the gold and glass table I have with a new coat of spray paint, or maybe attack it with some rub and buff for a gold leafed look. I need to make some pillows for the sofa... I am leaning towards the combo in the design board. I have to decided to keep the lamps black, but think they need new shades. Should I go plain white, or dress them up with a print? I am leaning toward print. I also want to lower that mirror and either paint it out or embellish it somehow. I would really like to buy another one from Ikea, but not sure if the budget will allow for that. And then down the long road I would like to 86 the white sofa and find 4 chairs and a round coffee table as a grouping to soften the room. Right now I feel like all the furniture is lined up... the circle grouping would make it more interesting.
In the other part of the room is my dinning room. I definitely need to replace that bad chandy! I would love a vintage spudnick, but I have a few other ideas also. I want to mirror the back of the hutch for some interest at the end of the room and style the hutch. Once I decide on the chandy, I will select some scones for the sides of the hutch. I will probably remove the pic by the fiddle when we install them. I am going to paint and reupholster my cane barrel chair again. I am stuck on what fabric to go with. If I paint it black, should it be a statement fabric, a b&w fabric, something colorful? Should I paint it a fun color? I am sure when I come across it it will yell out to me, but that just hasn't happened yet. I would like to find an interesting side table for next to the barrel chair. I still need to finish the other 4 dining chairs and switch them to the blue. It is a very small project, I just need to do it! And again down the long road I would like to install some custom paneling around the room. This would be simple DIY, but I have to get the hubs on board with spending the $ and doing the project. Then after all of that... I think I will paint above the paneling.
What would your answers be to my design dilemmas?