Finally! Here's the hardest part about taking pictures of our house. It's only clean at night when the light is bad. In weighing the options, flash seemed better than never posting again. So....Here they are.
The previous owners let us have this dining room table. It's beautiful, and with benches we'll be able to squeeze in 8.
We got the credenza off of Craigslist for $30. Finally, I have a place for the obi I've been carting around for years. The credenza was an essential addition, as our kitchen space is so limited. Inside are all my crazy Japanese ceramics, table linens, extra plates, etc.
The color of the room has much to be desired. It's also a flat paint, so it just sucks up light, making it the darkest room in the house. I guess that might be nice if you were into intimate dinners, but that's just not us. Unfortunately, after painting my mom's house, I know how much prep would go into painting the room and I just can't get myself motivated to make the change yet. (See all those moldings, plus the window, and three doorways. Eeeek! Can you imagine how much tape that will take?) Also, I'm not sure where to go with the color since the kitchen is so vivid. Even more, we are contemplating opening up the kitchen into the dining room even more, so that would have a huge influence on the color.
What do you think is a good wall color for a dining room?