Monday, July 28, 2008

I am so not Spartacus

My little brother is moving into his first apartment!! Know what that means??? We can finally get rid of my parent’s dining room table and chairs from the 70s! Brown fuzzy upholstery with gold accents? Who thought that was a good idea? We haven’t used it as a kitchen table in a while so it was downstairs with a bunch of wedding craft materials on it and the three remaining chairs were scattered about in our garage. Can’t say I was sorry to see them go. I had this idea that I was going to use it as a craft table but its location in a dark corner downstairs made this less than desirable. I’d much rather work at the dining room table. Since I do so few projects post-wedding anyway, working there is not a problem.

We also cleaned out our Tupperware cupboard and our pots and pans for him. It was truly fortuitous timing as now we have much more room in the kitchen cabinets for our wedding acquisitions. And that brings me to… the kitchen light fixture! (I know, I’m the queen of segue). I guess because it’s over the kitchen table and we’re talking about getting rid of things…ok, you can’t get there… Anyway, check out the crappy pic of the crappy light fixture that came with our house (above the table):

(sorry Meghan, it was the only picture I could find with the fixture in it and since it’s 8:30 and I’m STILL AT WORK I wasn’t going to be taking another one tonight :( )

I’m not sure what I want to use yet. I like the mod fixtures I’m finding but I don’t really think they work in my French bistro/diner wannabe kitchen. It is decorated with vintage-looking tin signs and my tea tin collection (which evolved from the wedding centerpieces I originally wanted... and then changed my mind…but that’s another story….yes I like ellipses, why do you ask?). Here are some ideas. Keep in mind, my approach to decorating is basically two-fold: 1) Do I like this? And 2) Do I think it looks nice there?

Found these guys at crib candy. They might be a little too much for me but I figured someone else might like them.

This one is the only one from west elm that I thought might work.

And finally, pottery barn. These guys had a really great selection and they weren't super expensive either.

I think my walls may need to actually have color to pull this one off.
These are beautiful. I might want them in the front entry instead...

This one below feels very diner-y to me. It might have the right aesthetic.

I just think this one is great - I'm not sure if I can justify the energy and heat from all those bulbs though...

I don't know if this really chandelier-y one with the baubles will work but I think it is so cool!
This one is very cool too. Simple, but pretty.

Hmmmm.... got lots of thinking to do.


  1. Yep, just ignore my giant head nomming on a piece of broccoli ;)

    I like the "diner-y" ones personally.

  2. it could be worse... you could have had your mouth open or taking a bite or something :)


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