I wasn’t planning on replacing the chairs anytime soon in the breakfast area but when I saw these at Home Goods, I had to have them!
The old chairs were more or less the same color as the breakfast table and that made for a boring breakfast area since there was no color anywhere in the space.
The old chairs were not very comfy and also we had five of them that fit awkwardly around the table.
These new chairs (which just happen to be in one of my very favorite colors!) give the area a punch of color. I love the modern lines and how well it relates to the light fixture. And they may not seem like it, but they are super comfortable. They have a groove for your butt that makes them heaven to sit in! I also like the juxtaposition of our Craigslist barn wood table and the chairs.
What I told myself to get over the guilt of purchasing chairs when we already had perfectly good ones was that the old chairs dinged the window molding (which they did) and also the ledge on the half wall behind the chairs (which they did). Because the new dining chair profiles are so low and because they are upholstered, there will be no more dinging. I just have to paint the old dings which I will get around to…
We are buying another property soon and the old chairs will go in the new house so they won’t just be relegated to the basement to die a dusty death. We’re actively looking and it’s so exciting! At least I think so. It will be our second investment property. More on #2 as we find something!