It's been ages. Anyone there??
Well, I left you on a super long cliff hanger. First I said I wasn't going to blog again, and then immediately I asked for your advice for dining chairs. How rude of me for never following up. Well, it has seriously taken me that long to finalize our dining area. So I thought I would spend a few weeks catching you up on our little old Sugar Shack!
I am embarrassed that this took a year- can you tell this took some serious thought?? Who knew this was such an important decision? Let's refresh your memory. Here's the area we started with (aka before we bought the house)... shivers....
Here's where I left you off- our Restoration Hardware Outlet beauty!:
It took a few months BUT I finally got the Mister on board with these wishbone chairs in green!!
Seriously, what's not to love about these Design Within Reach chairs?
Love them. BUT alas, they were too short for our dining table. Who knew, but our Table is apparently on the taller side.
Feeling very sad, I returned my wishbone knock off. And immediately fell in love with this inspirational picture from Pinterest.
Apparently, 'Chinese Chippendale Chairs' are very in. And man does Jonathon Adler do a beautiful version, but they are WAY out of my budget. So enter 9 months of searching.... for the perfect chair that is the perfect height!!
I just couldn't find what I wanted in my price range (official price range hovered right above great deal). So I did what any thrifty Mama would do- I scoured, splurged, bid, and mixed it up!!
First, I scoured Craigslist. I fell hard for some McGuire chairs, but with a broken seat and no cushions- in order to make them look like this- made them TOTALLY unaffordable!! SO I made a quick decision and I ended up with three 'french style chairs' for a steal!
Saving so much from Craigslist, I splurged (for me) on two new Ballard Design Macau Side Chairs- enter a win! I had the most AMAZING customer service experience with them. Perhaps the BEST I have ever experienced!! So I had 5 new chairs, one repainted chair from the streets of SF, and two metal chairs from Viva Terra. I thought I was pretty set.
Then due to exquisite luck, Chairish brought the look home!! Chairish is a new upscale version of craigslist for furniture only. I found two gently used Ballard Chairs. Again, I had an AMAZING experience with Chairish and their customer service!!
The seller lists a price, but you can bid on that price. You can also request local pick up if you live near by the seller. So I bid and won!! The best part- if I didn't like the chairs in person, I could have just walked away and said no. PLUS, no money changed hands when I picked them up. Chairish took care of that when I bid on them!
The final step- mixing it up- or really making my mix look like a set, which required lots of spray paint (here's my hands down favorite- don't get seduced by the one that says lacquer!!)...
Well, after all that build up, here she is:
As you can sort of see, I need to make a decision on unifying the seats- I am debating a bold fabric, and I am also debating between two 'art' projects behind the table 1 or 2? But that's a story for another day!!
Well, was it worth the wait?? I hope to update you on a few other projects- all based on some fabulous pinterest inspiration! Hope all is well with you!! Have you ever had a 'project' take almost a year?!? YIKES.