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If you have a nice dining room....

(13 Posts)
membershipcard Sat 29-Dec-12 10:18:14

Please describe it to me smile

Ours is an ancient table, a bed settee, lots of messy messy storage!

It is our 2013 project but I don't know where to start.

membershipcard Sat 29-Dec-12 10:19:53

Actually I do have one thought to start with, the dining table needs to sit at least 8 and whether extended or not we don't want anyone to have to sit straddling a table leg grin

membershipcard Sat 29-Dec-12 12:18:08

Maybe I'm not the only one who doesn't have a nice dining room!

Ihatemytoes Sat 29-Dec-12 21:58:00

Our dining room has an oak table and chairs (M&S) and this bookcase which we use to display photos, and other bits and bobs. www.bing.com/images/search?q=john+lewis+portloe+bookcase&view=detail&id=3523FBE27663BD5D219692200532BACEF9FD561B&first=1. I'd like to get a small sideboard and a single armchair to finish it off next year.

Megsdaughter Sat 29-Dec-12 22:01:18

Ours has a 8 seat dark mango table and chairs and matching side board. cream walls, with deep red velvet curtains. Very 1950's, but then so is all our house.

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 29-Dec-12 22:02:19

Ours is york white with spot light ceiling and just a dining room table that seats 8, dark oak flooring that carries out into the entrance hall.

Nothing else although it does have a deep set window so I have room to display flowers and a couple of pictures there.

membershipcard Sun 30-Dec-12 11:18:27

I like this bargain table

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Clovelly-Extending-Dining-Table/dp/B0048ATWHA?rrClickthru=PDP

membershipcard Sun 30-Dec-12 11:20:08

And this one

http://www.johnlewis.com/231533734/Product.aspx

But I think we need built in storage so maybe need to think bout that first

wfrances Sun 30-Dec-12 11:26:13

plain plastered walls/ceiling
walls painted f&b wimbourne white(pale cream)
above picture rail; and ceiling f&b all white
weve replaced all woodwork
dark wood floor
plain ivory linen look floor length curtains
john lewis maharani table /chairs( replaced covers with a rustic fabric)
huge wall to wall and floor to ceiling bookcase/dresser painted in f&b bone.
antique indian sideboard
dark brown rustic/aged metal curtain pole and light fittings.
ive got dark blue/ navy as my pop up colour (place mats,ceramics,cushions ect)
only thing left to do is replace the window or add a freench door,not decided yet.

QueenMaeve Wed 02-Jan-13 14:32:55

Grey tiled floor
Grey taffeta and velvet curtains
Oak table & neutral fabric chairs
Black piano
Plum damask papered wall
Black gothic mirror
Grey painted cabinet
Grey occasional table & black lamp
Gallery wall of black frames

I did most of the painting of furniture etc myself and didn't spend much on it

eatyourveg Wed 02-Jan-13 14:55:16

parquet floor
2 welsh dressers full of books with best china underneath one, photos passports bank statements and old cassettes etc under the other
desk with pc on it with book shelves over it going up to ceiling
Piano
2 other book cases
a wall with the dc school photos and artwork from their younger days
table with 6 chairs
hoover stashed in the corner under the desk and behind the door
no windows as the room is a parallelogram shape with one end having the door to the hall and book shelves the other end being 3 folded doors opening into the conservatory

membershipcard Sat 12-Jan-13 13:24:13

These sound great, thank you.

I have started by clearing out the clutter and have lots of things on eBay.

We went to John Lewis and M&S and were very disappointed with what they had on display. There were very few and the quality was NOT good.

We returned to a local shop and saw many that we liked...

I liked this one and a very similar one with straight legs.

membershipcard Sat 12-Jan-13 13:24:22

These sound great, thank you.

I have started by clearing out the clutter and have lots of things on eBay.

We went to John Lewis and M&S and were very disappointed with what they had on display. There were very few and the quality was NOT good.

We returned to a local shop and saw many that we liked...

I liked this one and a very similar one with straight legs.

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