Dining room switcheroos

Dining Room, Finds August 10, 2010

While I have visions of sugar plum fairies and white furniture dancing in my head poor Sean has nightmarish visions of sisal rugs and dining room chairs. I think he is on dining room overload today…

We had to make a stop at Ikea for shelves for the laundry room and I also wanted to grab one of their sea-grass area rugs. We found a great 8×11 sized rug for $150 and rolled on to the checkout line. Some how he made that sucker fit in his car trunk, we got it all the way home, rolled it out and I took 10 paces back and said “nope, it’s all wrong!”. He liked it, but being the always obliging husband to a decorating obessessed wife he just nodded.

So I scurried off with Wren in search of something that would feel right! We headed straight for the closest HomeSense and I immediately saw the rug. The rug that I might have looked past about 3 months ago because of it’s striped pattern. But today I just knew that I needed it. And voila! it was also on clearance, $50 cheaper than the Ikea rug. Fate, I tell you!

And while fate dealt me a pretty nice hand with that one, it also left me a little perplexed and questioning myself. Because today I not only went through 2 rugs, I also went through 2 sets of chairs…

I had scoored some wonderful modern chairs on craigslist recently, painted them up and had them inside looking fabulous. I have just been awaiting the perfect bench for the other side of the table to slipcover for a little mix of modern and flowing white linen perfection…

until I walked past these lovely specimens:

Natural linen slipcovered chairs with beautiful rope detailing on the backs!! Mmmmm I had seen them about a month ago and had to seriously talk myself down at that point but I had completely forgotten their existence until they were staring at me from the clearance pile for $60!!! Yeah, I can’t even buy a slipcover for that price let alone a whole, beautiful, fabulous, linen covered chair.

I think they add the perfect touch for my beach dining room and while I still love the modern chair/bench combo I think these will stay a while~

(but I am still doing both because I am completely crazy and like to have the variety… and they cost barely anything… please don’t judge this batch of crazy, k?)

Comments 17

  1. PamH says on August 10, 2010

    Hi! I'm a random follower from Southern Alberta, and this post makes me feel better about myself! Lol! I do stuff like that constantly, and constantly feel guilty for how much I change my mind!! I've painted my living room walls four times in two years, sewed and sold two sets of curtains, pillows, and bedspreads for our bedroom…my mom things I'm crazy, and thank goodness for patient husbands! Lol!

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  2. amber says on August 10, 2010

    Looks great so far – can't wait to see the whole thing! And I am pretty sure my hubby would sympathize with yours ;)

    amber

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  3. Lolo says on August 10, 2010

    Its good to know Im not the only one that thinks they found the perfect item only to get it home and think “NOPE!”. My hubby thinks Im crazy sometimes….hahaha.
    Awesome scores – I really dig the slipcovers…and on clearance!! Thatta girl :D

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  4. Laurie says on August 11, 2010

    Hi Holly

    I just LOVE your new amazing chairs, can you please let me know where you found these little beauties? Was it just the slipcovers or did they come with a chair also?

    Thanks from Loo x

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