Kitchen

[OFFICIALLY] SITTING PRETTY

Kitchen Barstools from West Elm / 7th House on the Left

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet because we’re working on a bunch of loose ends around the house before we host Thanksgiving this week. Stuff like, a bit of touch up paint here and there in the dining room, officially recover the carport from our Home Depot Challenge (which is finished and we can’t wait to share with you once it’s posted over on HomeDepot.com!), grocery shopping, early table prepping, etc.

Earlier this week, our barstools arrived! I felt like a kid on Christmas. Seriously, we’ve been waiting so long to buy barstools because we couldn’t commit to a style. Now that’s we’ve completely committed to the modern/rustic/hint of quirky vintage look, it finally feels like everything is falling into place (in our heads anyway). I was so excited and anxious about the barstools that I left the room while Greg put them together and didn’t come back in the room until he was done. Is that weird? I’m sure it is, haha. Enough chat, here are the new pretty beauties…

We love them. Love, love. They are the perfect touch of warmth the kitchen needed. The dark metal legs tie in with the ORB hardware throughout the kitchen and helps make the whole look come together.

Since they are in the sunlight in this photo, they look kinda red (especially the one on the right). In person, they are a rich medium/dark brown – which we really love. They are also really comfortable. I was kind of hesitant about the solid wood seat because I wanted them to be comfortable enough for people to be able to sit and chat for hours on end. We could easily fit three stools under the ledge, but I think that would make things too crowded and busy. Two is perfect for us.

The shade for the kitchen window hasn’t come in yet. I have my fingers crossed hoping it will get here before Thanksgiving rolls around. BUT, just in time for Thanksgiving, we have comfy, stylish seating for people to chill out at during the cooking and baking festivities. Yay for semi-impulsive buying!

If you’re in the mood for a fun and yummy turkey-related “edible craft”, be sure to click on over to iHeart Organizing to check out my family’s Little Gobblers!

FYI We have a fun announcement and a giveaway we’re positive all of you will love coming up on Monday!

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Christina @ Homemade Ocean
    November 16, 2012 at 9:38 am

    They look awesome, you made the right choice for sure!

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    Sarah
    November 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    LOVE those chairs! I think they’re perfect in your kitchen.
    Sarah

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    Ashley
    November 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Love them!

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    Christine @ Casa-de-Christine
    November 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

    These are gorgeous!! Great choice!

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    Sara
    November 16, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Where did you find those chairs? I have similar colors in my kitchen and just got the aluminum Delta counter stools from C&B. They blend in nicely, but almost too nicely. I like how the colors of yours warm up the space, and draw from the floor.

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      Ashley
      November 16, 2012 at 11:23 am

      Thanks! They are from West Elm.

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      Sara
      November 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Is it the Studio?

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      Sara
      November 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      nevermind my annoying question – I just saw your previous post with the link! πŸ™‚

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        Ashley
        November 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        No worries!! : )

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    Cassondra Wiebe
    November 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    You have such a beautiful kitchen! I love the warmth that the stools add to your all white kitchen.

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    Tiffany
    November 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love these so much! Probably more than Snooki loves self-tanner.

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      Tiffany
      November 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Also, is it snowing in here or is that just me?

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        Ashley
        November 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        Yep! It’s snowing! Here on the blog anyway ; )

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      Ashley
      November 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Haha!!

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    Brad
    November 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I’m obsessed with your kitchen… there I said it. It’s true! I want to gut my kitchen and do it all over. Or do you and Greg just want to come do it for me? No? It was worth a shot.

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      Ashley
      November 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Haha! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    KENDAL J
    November 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I wish I could make decisions as well as you do! Impressive.

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    Amanda P
    November 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I just found your blog; I. AM. OBSESSED. It’s so great! I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve been browsing it for the past 4 hours straight! I saw in your Q&A about the font; I LOVE, LOVE Ashley’s handwriting. How did you make that a computer font? You should make it downloadable!

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      Ashley
      November 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Aw, thanks so much! πŸ™‚
      There are a bunch of programs out there for making fonts, but I’m using Illustrator and a tablet to do mine. We’re planning to make it available for download when it’s finished (might be a while though, I’m picky, lol!).

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      Amanda P
      November 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      I just “googled” it and it’s a pretty extensive process. I give you props!

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    Erin L
    November 17, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Love them! I’ve been looking for something similar to them but in dining chair form, but striking out.

    Heading over to the West Elm web site now… πŸ™‚

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    Christin
    November 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Love the bar stools!!

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    Jen
    November 21, 2012 at 1:54 am

    They are so amazing! I am in love! Congrats on the new seating, it’s always great when you order something and it turns out to be perfect!

    xo,
    Jen

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