At the beginning of the summer we had a list of things to do. Naturally there was a carry over from last summer. It was a big project..refinishing the old antique chairs and to re-tile the dining table..we have done this before..it was not a fun project, that was ten years ago, neither of us were looking forward to revisiting that project. Our old chairs were a pain in the neck, they would dry out in the winter and the rungs would need to be re-glued..They have been with us a long time..back in 1986 they were pink. They were found in one of the buildings at the resort under a partially caved in roof. Sometime or another they had been orange, then pink, and finally green, I sanded them down and primed them and painted them green again..a wonderful country green. The table was small, it had a linoleum top. Old linoleum that when you tore it off it had a black backing. Someone built the table years ago, probably back in the 1940’s. The table would fit six people..barely.
I bought new tile and paint for this project last summer. Indigo Blue..Far Guys favorite color. Then I was thinking maybe I should just change my mind and do a soft yellow.
Last week, we were at a Flea Market up by Itasca State Park. There was some very nice looking log furniture. I have sat in some of this stuff, the chairs with their very straight backs are torture to sit in. I sat in this one..hey!! this guy has sat in a log chair or two himself, he came over and said “ Some people just don’t know how to make log chairs.” Far Guy came over and said..Wow..lets take it home ..so we did.
We have lots of room now for people to sit, I had three little boys lined up on the side benches last weekend and they declared that there was room for a fourth person if they squished together. Now we can seat eight comfortably.
When we built this home, we purposely avoided a formal dining room..been there done that and dusted once a week. We just wanted a dining area off of the kitchen where we could see the TV in the living room. We rarely entertain and when we do it is just the neighbors or relatives anyway..not real fancy smancy people that need a real dining room to appreciate Far Guys cooking:)