Asked on Mar 31, 2018

Should I separate my dining room set?

Nan W.AnnieConnie Hirchert Stadelmann


Is it silly to separate a dining room set because the chairs have been falling apart for years? I bought a french provincial set from goodwill years ago because I wanted the china cabinet and buffet and it came with a table and chairs.

I don't dislike the table but I also have a round pedestal table from my hubbys grandma that I have always wanted. I don't really need two dining room tables.

I dont have the dining room set in the same room but spaced out between the living room and dining room. They are sort of open to one another. The buffet is used as our TV stand and the china cabinet is used to house things we have collected/ treasures my child has made.

I could also keep the table that goes with the set and get different chairs but that still leaves me with an extra dining room table. I also kind of want to get metal chairs and I have not seen them paired with an oval french provincial table before but have seen them with a pedestal table.


6 answers
  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Hi Vanessa!
    You can absolutely get rid of the table you don't like and mix and match with your hubby's grandma's table! Actually it'll be more you than a matched set. Let yourself go and decorate your home with the things you love and that make you and your family the happiest! I love that way of decorating so much better and think it looks like a Home and not a showroom purchase! Would love to see pictures of your beautiful room when you're done!
  • DesertRose
    on Mar 31, 2018

    You do need a set of chairs that will work well for you. Since you bought the set yrs ago from Goodwill, you would not lose out getting new chairs. Some good friends of ours found armed, rocking, swivel office chairs perfect for their elderly personal comfort on sale! We got inspired and found 2nd hand (but newly furbished) office chairs that swivel and rock for our dining table! They are gray and do not seem out of place at all. Our friends found the high back kind, but we only paid $8 each for our 4 chairs! That is all we need. Look for matching chairs that are comfortable for YOU and don't worry about losing the original chairs.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Mar 31, 2018

    it is quite acceptable to mix styles, colours and woods...if you want to pair the pedestal table with new chairs and the china cabinet...go for it. You can unify everything through colour (ie chair seats and runner and/or curtains same fabric and pops of the same colour in the china cabinet)
  • Connie Hirchert Stadelmann
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Get rid of the table you don't like! You can mix and match whatever chairs you like with the grandma's table. Make your home your own!
  • Annie
    on Mar 31, 2018

    you surely can use the round table and get rid of the other. It creates a more eclectic look when you mix styles (which I happen to like.). Can’t comment on the chairs as i’m not sure what you mean. I’d keep them as plain as possible.
  • Nan W.
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Only keep what brings you joy! ...everything else: to Goodwill... hopefully will bring someone else joy. One's home should reflect their personality --- mix and match to your heart's content!
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