My mom has been completely perplexed by my reluctance to purchase new dining room chairs.
I mean, it’s true: ours are kind of ugly. And Formica, which is fine, but not exactly spectacular. And one is broken (Kendrick). And on top of all that, they were inherited from the former tenants of our former apartment, which means that we didn’t even pay for our kind of ugly Formica broken chairs.
And, you know, that makes sense. Chairs with backs are probably more important items to own than plaster deer heads (although it’s a close call when your deer head has sparkle antlers, just saying).
But I just didn’t feel like buying new ones. Partially because I wasn’t sure what would look right with our big old rustic table but still keep the space feeling light and airy, and mostly because the thing about chairs is that even if you find an affordable one…you have to buy, you know, more than one. And that’s when the “affordable” ends and the “panicking” starts.
But while Ikea is most certainly a major pain, it is also most certainly a) cute and b) affordable. So: new dining room chairs.
I love them. The space – which already felt bigger thanks to the new floors – feels even more open now.
I put them together all by myself.