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Finally! I have my new furniture in place. As I suspected, the light fixture has to be moved - I don't think it is apparent from the pictures, but it sure is obvious in real life!

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all this praise is almot too much for me! It is nice to have the reinforcement of the forum - and I am glad that some see it as worthy of some dish smashing - my family is far from haughty and restrained, while dining or otherwise. I hope to have some nice, civilized dinner parties, but I fully expect that table to be put to service more often as the proverbial groaning board, the site of highly competitive Pictionary games, and to have things smashed and splashed upon it as if it were a member of the family!

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As I expected your dining room set is fantastic!! As elegant as the woman who chose it:) Nice to see you kept in mind our roots and can accomodate the endless number of family platters we are notorious for!! BTW, let me know when the christening is I have the perfect set of china for smashing, compliments of MIL:D ( insert evil face here)

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Your table is perfect!!! It shows that you put so much thought into it!! Enjoy and don't forget to break some plates when it comes time to christen it!!!!

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Dreamer, your table set is absolutely stunning to say the least! It has so many elements - it's beautiful, it's stately, it's casual, but elegant... Very nice!

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And I have been talked into leaving the knobs alone. I do need something HUGE for the centre of the table, as Trish suggests. The orange dish that is on it now was too large for the last table, and is too small for this one!

We have not had a chance to plan a dinner, but I look forward to it. First, I have to find the electrician's card so I can move my fixture!

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Finally...I got into the forums again...it let me in twice but by the time I got my message typed it said server problem. I have been trying ever since.

Now to the point of this message!!

Your dining furniture is beautiful...definitely worth the wait! Mission style is such a nice simple classic look. I love the square table and sideboard also. I really like the pulls it came with and think you should keep them. Have you had dinner in there yet? Hope you are planning your first dinner party to show it off to your family and friends! perfect choice!!

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It is more of a brick red -but a near relation to orange. My DP has already told me he thinks I am insane to want to paint more. Apparently, I am going to have to wait for it to be warm enough for him to play 18 holes before I can paint.

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....it's orange isn't it? You want to suggest orange for the walls don't you!!! Something Elvisy and Brady Bunchy, huh!!!! Don't do it Dreamy!!! Walk away from the orange light!!!!

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The set is absolutely gorgeous. You have done a magnificent job marrying all of the different elements together in your dining room. Everything looks so pulled together, so RIGHT!!!!
I just love your groovy olive prints too!! Do you have any groovy feta prints to accompany them!!!

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Your choice is perfect for the house Dreamer! Love that you chose a square instead of the expected rectangle...much better conversations!

After all your waiting...you can finally enjoy!

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Thank you Style. Imagine, me thaking someone for calling me silly? I can tell you I am actually relieved. For some reason, I thought I had made a huge mistake with the stain colour. I am perfectly happy with it.

Amy, I am not feeling too remorseful now that I have it! Thank you for your kind words.

Scarlettbirdie - Here is a picture showint the view from the living room, through the dining room, right into the kitchen. The long wall, the one with the blue tape over the outlets, is the one I plan to leave white. It continues unbroken into the kitchen. I am proposing to paint the other three walls. As you can see, one is visible from the living room.

Do you see my cursed laptop on the table?

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I hear you on the hardware, boss. I am rethinking it in any case, because the knobs would not be centered on the drawers.

As for a colour, send please. The last picture was taken from the living room area, so you can see the wall with the bomb paintings on it from the living room.

I will post a picture to give you the view, anon. Right now, I must feed my family!

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What colour do you plan for your walls??? I have an idea, even a suggestion, but I don't know if I wanna say.... :D

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French Onion Soup, Ceasar Salad, Steak and baked potato. Oh, with chocolate fondue for dessert. Doesn't that sound like 1975 to you? RWD, if you will come with it, I can wait a little longer for the fondue pot and other items.
Yes, B-cup, I do love it!
Reneesmom - I agree about the square! The other advantage is extra room in the middle of the table for all the food - since every meal is "family style".
Newbie -He refuses to cook, but I know a LOT of places that deliver :D

M - burnt orange sounds pretty close to what I was thinking. I am at work, without my fan deck, but I had in mind that reddish hue that was in style in the 1970's, sort of a rusty red. Appliances came in that colour at about the same time they were sold in Harvest Gold and Avocado Green. If anyone can remember the used for the red, I would be grateful if they would tell me - it is dancing around the edges of my memory and I just can't grab it.

Any other colour ideas?

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Beautiful! I absolutely love it & I'm on my way over for dinner. If I catch a plane right away, I should be there in time! :D

BEAUTIFUL choices!

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for your moral support and approval! I felt like a nervous bride waiting this morning - cold feet and all! How ridiculous is that?

I am considering painting the three walls which have the prints on them, but leaving the last wall (which continues into the kitchen) white. I will have to think about it more, but your colour suggestions are MORE than welcome!

Orangecat, there is no room in the alcove for more than the two prints. The two there just fit. RWD, I NEED a fondue pot, don't?

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I talked myself into it. Here is another view. It shows that the fixture needs to be moved over about 10 inches. You can also see two more Knowltons in this picture - two of his "Bomb Series", painted in 1987. I guess the meaning of these is a little more obvious.

Edited to add: Oh, and you can also see DP's mess on the kitchen counter! OOPS!

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And I love your suggested knobs too!!

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That's such a nice dining room set, Dreamer!! I especially like the detail on the table legs. And I like that the table is square :)

I know you like white, but I think a nice warm, rich colour in your dining room would really set of the furniture. Check out BM Wild Mushroom :)

So was it worth the wait?!

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Thank you. The furniture is solid wood - I expect it to last too long, even, forever. I may repaint. I am torn about that. I do like the rustic look, which (to my mind) goes with the cedar beam framed skylights in the same room (circa 1977).

The prints on the wall are by an artist named Jonathan Knowlton. The bigger ones are called Sistema VI and Sistema VIII (in the same room we have Sistema VII and the Artist's Proof of Sistema VI). The smaller one is called Elipse I. I have no idea what they represent! They were printed in 1969.

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that I am considering.

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are a tad too rustic, for me. I will probably change them. I always change the hardware.

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fits perfectly in the alcove.

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