Well… I thought I was going to take a break in the dining room for now, but after going to Home Goods to pick up a few items for the guest room, I came across some statement chairs for the head and foot of the table that I couldn’t pass up:
I wanted statement chairs, but wasn’t actively looking for them which happens to the best time to find exactly what you’re looking for.
The chairs have beige and gray in the fabric so that it relates to the colors in both the rug and also the side chairs and the legs and nailhead trim are the same as in the side chairs. When I saw them sitting in the store, I was excited about the possibility of them being a winner, so I had to bring them home to at least try them out especially considering the price ($150 a piece). I love it when I find something I like that I thought would be really expensive or labor intensive to make, but turns out it’s not. :)
Home Goods is about 10 minutes away from my house and they have a generous return policy, so (to the dismay of my husband) I’m always getting things from there that I’m not a hundred percent sure will work in our house knowing that I can just return the item if it’s a dud.
Even when these chairs were in the car in the driveway I was skeptical thinking they were too traditional, but when I put them in the room, I knew right away they were a winner. As an added bonus, my husband liked them right away too. It’s always nice when the two of us are on the same page and there’s no convincing/pleading/begging on either of our parts to do.
The chairs provide visual interest in the sea of greige that was all eight dining chairs by breaking up the solid colors. The gray looks a little lighter in the pictures than it actually is; it’s actually a shade or two lighter than the gray in the rug.
And because Billy wanted to get in every shot that I took this afternoon, here he is in all his glory (since he’s the real star of these photos anyway):
And now my focus is back to the guest room since I only have about a week to pull off the transformation (you’ll know what I mean when I post before and after pics this upcoming week… there’s a whole lot of ugly down there right now…).