Makeover Madness: Dining Area

I’ve been thinking about refreshing my dining area but haven’t been able to bite the bullet because I just love my current table and chairs.

Thing is, my current stuff doesn’t fit the space. I live in an apartment that was built in the fifties and my table is very contemporary. It’s rectangular and the space looks like it was made for a round table.

Because of some silly mint green tile in the kitchen with a light green strip, I painted a wall in the kitchen lime green and the attached dining area hot pink. (“Hey, maybe with all the bright colors, people won’t notice the puke-y tile,” I thought.)

So, long story long, the wall colors aren’t gonna change but I think I’m finally ready to part ways with my old table and make way for some new energy in my space.

Here’s what I’m thinkin’:

Here's what I'm thinking: a white tulip table. Mid century modern in a mid century space. Not very original, but stay with me here...
Here’s what I’m thinking: a white tulip table. Mid century modern in a mid century space. Not very original, but stay with me here…
I think this rug would bring the area up to date.
I think this rug would bring the area up to date.
Add chairs like these babies from Chairloom/ the cover of Anthology Magazine.
Add chairs like these babies from Chairloom/ the cover of Anthology Magazine and the main stuff is set!

Now for the details…

Add this pretty bar cart.
This pretty bar cart…
And some other gold details...
And some other gold details…

And, Voila! I’ve got an awesome space that pays homage to my apartment’s mid-century roots while staying up to date and a little funky!

Here is where the idea started brewing: staging a Ritts Co. table we re-did for Flea Market Flip to get photos of the details. Notice the gold-y yellow chandelier and the black and white art, which will be staying. The gold cart and details will complement the original lighting, and the rug will bring out the art.
Here is where the idea started brewing: staging a Ritts Co. table we re-did for Flea Market Flip to get photos of the details. Notice the gold-y yellow chandelier and the black and white art, which will be staying. The gold cart and details will complement the original lighting, and the rug will bring out the art.
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Mid Century Modern Makeover

Maybe I’m a little behind, but I can’t get enough Mid Century Modern furniture right now!

I’ve always liked lots of pattern, flowy curtains, and a more romantic feel in general but sometimes it’s good to step outside the box. I doubt I will ever like a totally pared down utilitarian space (I need to be comfy!) but I would love to throw these items into the mix:

I am absolutely obsessed with these chairs. The lines, the colors, everything. Here's a link to the sale on Fab: http://fab.com/sale/21893/product/405852/
I am absolutely obsessed with these chairs that are for sale on Fab.com. The lines, the colors, everything. They’re a bit too pricey at nearly $1300 on sale, but I’ll be on the look out for something similar at flea markets and yard sales.
I love the lines and colors of this desk, which is from Hutch Vintage in Echo Park.
I love the lines and colors of this desk, which is from Hutch Vintage in Echo Park.
This coffee table from Hutch Vintage in Echo Park is simple and gorgeous (and a steal at only $60).
This coffee table, also from Hutch Vintage, is simple but gorgeous (and a steal at only $60). No rehabbing required!