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I have been counting down the day until our kitchen chairs arrived. I’ve had this vision for X back chairs at our kitchen table for about six months now and priced out what felt like a million different options. I biggest requirement was that the whole thing be wood and not a fabric or caned seat. I researched chairs from Wayfair, Joss & Main, Restoration Hardware, Restoration Hardware outlet and World Market… among others. My biggest goal was not to spend more than a $100 per chair including shipping. That’s a hard goal to meet… at the very beginning of my searching I found all of these companies that sold to churches and event facilities and their chairs rang in at $47.50 each… wait for the “oh…” sigh of defeat. Shipping for six chairs was about $220. Yep. Each one was sent via UPS fully assembled.
CTC Event Furniture is the company we went with despite paying that for shipping costs because it STILL worked out to the be the cheapest option by about $80ish. There were a few chair options but I felt like the natural with the white grain was perfect for our style. I love the chairs. I love that I don’t have to wash any slipcovers or worry about stains. I love the beachy look to them. I don’t love that the X part feels more fragile than the rest of the chair (it’s just more slender wood) but my guess is that it would be that way on any of these chairs. They are lightweight but don’t feel unsubstantial.
Drew’s not in timeout below… he might have just had enough of his sister and eating snack at the same table as her.
I love that real life happens at this place. Letters to friends are written (it says: Hi Erika. Hi. Bye. Hi. Bye. :)) and American Girl catalogs become Christmas lists where practically every single item is circled. Elle had a very specific conversation with me today about needing the American Girl washer and dryer because she doesn’t have one. Brother. But I remember being the exact same way with that catalog when I was little.
My design dilemma: I brought the dresser down from Drew’s room because I kept envisioning something like it as a buffet. It feels very Pottery Barn fallish to me but there doesn’t seem to be any of my “beachy chic” navy color scheme going on over here. So, thoughts: paint the dresser navy or bring in navy accents (how?)? Or maybe move the framed verse back to the dining room where I had it and put art with blues on / above the buffet… oh, these big life issues. 🙂
Here’s a little sneak peek for you of one of our next projects! Eeek! And who still has hydrangeas blooming? I guess they really mean it when you purchase an “Everlasting Summer” variety… but I will never complain about having hydrangeas around.