Well there’s no clever title, so I won’t make you wait. Here they are! My gorgeous new dining room chairs!
As you may know, I’ve added a few thrift store chairs to our home recently. Chair 1 and chair 2 were intended for the dining room. Chair 3 (the blue one) is for the guest room. I figured that for $5 a chair, these would work great until I found the perfect chairs. Chair #1 is hanging out in a corner in the guest room & Chair #2 is in the entryway. Chair #3 is still at the desk in the guest room. This works for now & I’ll figure out if we want to get rid of any of these.
Yesterday, while shopping for new dress shirts for my husband, I made him stop by Home Goods since it’s right there. I wanted to see if they had Halloween Dog outfits (which they did, and I’ll post more about that in October). As we were headed for the exit, I spotted these chairs. I stopped. I sat in them. I made him sit in them. (He didn’t make the uncomfortable face – yay!) I walked away. I walked back. I called my mom. I emailed a picture to my mom. After she had the same reaction of instant love, I loaded four of them in the cart.
This is the picture I snapped in the store. (Yup, that price tag says $129) And the chairs they reminded me of from West Elm (which retail for $299 each). Most importantly, they reminded me of a chair (that’s currently in my parents’ house) that was made by a great-great (great?) grandfather of mine.
My husband’s main concern was if I think they’d be an OK match with our black-brown Ikea table. Luckily for me (and the chairs) the dining table is definitely not my forever table. But I have a feeling these chairs will stick around for a while!
I’d love to upgrade to a white table at some point. Look how great the white table looks with the wood chairs here:
And some more pictures of the new & improved dining room. The fourth chair is currently hanging out in our bedroom. We really love the functionality of the bench, but I know that when we get a bigger table I’d regret only getting 3 chairs.
Aren’t they beautiful?
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