So, I’ve been heads down this week wrapping up a few graphic design projects for clients as well as working on a huge revamp of my graphic design business. But ya’ll don’t want to hear about that stuff. You guys are here for house stuff. Whilst I’ve been up to my eyeballs in designs, emails, sketches, notes and such, it dawned on me that I totally forgot to mention a semi-major furniture change around here…
Yep, she’s out of here. Sorry for the nasty photo – it was taken at night, with a cell phone. After literally months and months after realizing this dining table and chair combo wasn’t working for us, we listed it on Craigslist and ended up selling it within 48 hours. Really, it was a great table – amazing quality and gorgeous finish – but it just wasn’t jiving with the style we’re aiming for. This table was more suited for a traditional or transitional home and we’re going for a “rustic modern with a touch of vintage” vibe – if that makes any sense whatsoever.
Now that the room is essentially empty, it’s like a huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders and I can breathe again. It’s time to start from scratch, people!
I’m not 100% set on a table and chair combo for the “new” dining room just yet. We’ve already sealed the deal on a table (I’ll be sure to post photos of that pronto – I’m in head over heels in love with it) but I’m completely lost when it comes to the chairs. I’m not going to rush into a decision and buy 8 chairs of something I think I might like – that’s what happened when we bought the first dining room set, and it ended up weighing us down (style-wise) for two years. This time, I’m going to take my sweet time and wait for the perfect ones to come along – even if we have to sit at the table with office chairs for a while.
All of that to say… the traditional table is gone, we’re starting over, we bought a new table and we’re on the hunt for chairs. Do any of you have comfy dining room chairs that you particularly love? Share them in the comments so we can get some ideas!