Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Solving the dining chair dilemma...

I never shared with y'all my choice for dining chairs to replace the Duncan Phyfe chairs. 

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I lamented about my love-hate relationship with the Duncan Phyfe chairs in this post and showed y'all some ideas I had floating around in my head. And some of you were very vocal about what I should -- or should not choose.


Well, y'all know I tend to go off in a direction of my own choosing so I didn't pick what I thought I would, but went what was probably my last choice.

I chose the black Eames-style molded chair with walnut legs. 


Because I sold the other chairs, I was able to buy six of these from amazon. 


We *really* like these chairs. They are super comfy and very sturdy. Luis has been using one for working when he sits at the table, so it passed *that* test.


The black and walnut coordinate with the wood and iron on my dining table without being too matchy-matchy.


I love that I can easily fit three chairs on each side, which was difficult with the old chairs. 


So now I have tons of options with these, the side chairs and the bench.


I don't seat adults on the bench because it is too uncomfortable, but it will be easy to pull these up when we have adults for dinner. 


I am also very happy that I went with black as they are neutral enough to go with anything, but have some cool mid-century style, which helps all the antiques I have look a bit more modern. 


I'm super happy with my choice and love that I was able to basically swap them out for free by selling the other chairs. 

And I got an entirely different look:-)

Love that. 


I'll be joining:






10 comments:

  1. Wow, those Duncan Phyfe chairs could have come to live with me, lol! Glad you like what you found

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    1. Awww, I sold them on craigslist to someone who actually lived in Oregon but was visiting here in NC:-)

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  2. Love the black chairs. I used to own some orange ones years ago, and I was sorry once I sold them.

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    1. Yeeeeeeees, my grandmother had two orange ones I would LOVE to have now!!

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  3. I love the change. So much more modern and, as you said, makes your antiques look even better.

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  4. Isn't it fun to change things up and have them work out great? I love how eclectic everything is and that you pull it all together so beautifully. xo Diana

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  5. I love your new chairs! I also love that you can change things up with different looks. I love the upholstered chairs on each end of the tabl too. Love your style!

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