Unless something drastically changes or little elves begin making shoes on top of it–beating it up a bit– this guy will never get touched with a paint brush.

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Never.  I think.  I found it at Troy Antiques, sitting perfect as is, and all but screaming, “PUT ME IN THE DINING ROOM.  YESTERDAY!”

 

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While the original plan didn’t call for any furniture except the built in’s, in reality, the wall is a lot larger than this inspiration drawing.

 

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I think it will sit perfectly in the middle of the wall, the gallery art surrounding it and these gorgeous seagrass lamps.

I just could NOT pass them up at TJ Maxx the other day.  In fact, after spotting them, along with all my other finds, I headed back up front to grab a buggy.  I thought I saw someone picking them up and checking them out (there were only two) and I all but sprinted back to that aisle just in time to calmly place them in my cart.

(for the record, the nice, unsuspecting lady actually picked up 2 other lamps.  I didn’t steal these from her…I’m not that crazy.  Yet.)

 

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I love the texture against this antique buffet…and man, is it a beauty in my book.  I love the old, tarnished brass hardware, and the planked sides…I’m in love with every nook and cranny, really.

 

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So while the dining room is not finished, we’re making some great progress and pulling things together.  I’ll be painting the paneling tomorrow, and let me just say, there may be a magic marker involved.

Stay tuned…but until then, what do you think???

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