My Hubby for a long time has suggested that we have too many chairs. If it were up to him we would have; a dining chair each, a lounge and a couple of desk chairs. He's a lean chair man. Me not so much, I heart chairs and seem to collect them. However, in my defence... it's nice to have seating options right?
I thought I'd perform a chair audit so I set off around the house with a notepad and pen. The result kind of shocked even me; 31 chairs, 4 stools, 3 lounges, 5 ottomans and 3 benches. I stopped at the inside seating. We clocked up a total of 46!! There's four people, a cat, a hermit crab and an axolotl living here. Taking into account the latter two family members don't technically sit, that works out to be 9.2 chairs per bottom!! (includes the cat, I had to bring the average down somehow). So it's official... I may have a problem. That said, some of the chairs are awaiting makeovers and will be off to Market, so technically they shouldn't count ;)
Given all of this I was shocked, gob smacked even, when the Hubstar suggested we go chair shopping. Yes he did. For a while we have been talking about replacing our dining chairs. They were fine with our old dining table, but since we bought a new larger table the chairs don't work.
Of course I had to play it cool, I was all like; "mmmm yeah... ok if you'd like to" (whilst internally I was all whoo hooing and fist pumping;). So Hubby had a day off, the kids were deposited at school and we set off on the hunt for the perfect chairs! Happy days. I could shop for home stuff until the cows come home, often without food or even a toilet break. My stamina for home shopping is amazing I tell you.
We schlepped around Sydney, from show room to show room. Here's just a few pics I took along the way... apologies for the poor quality.
Practical Tolix Chairs, in an array of colours.
I love these linen upholstered beauties with nail head trim, but I have to be realistic; red wine, messy little boy eaters... nuff said
Really liked these Crossed backed chairs... and they would work with our table but I wanted something a little brighter....
Not this bright... I do like the blue but think I'd have liked it if the pink were white...
Lovely rustic bench. I love benches. Hubby not so keen. Onward ever onward.
There were more than a few distractions; bright shiny objects and various lovelies calling me including these Mamma and Pappa Bear chairs :)
This glossy aqua trestle table was so lovely... and the Mother of Pearl inlay pieces were just divine!
We came home empty handed, however, I think it was a successful trip. The sun was shining, we had a nice lunch and although we didn't get any chairs, we ruled out several options!
Fast forward to last weekend, and a Freedom email in my inbox alerting me to 15% off everything!! Thank you very much. To cut a long story short... we have ordered 6 new dining chairs. Looking forward to them arriving... watch this space :)
How many is too many chairs? Do you love chairs?
Finishing up a couple of fun projects, I hope to share soon lovelies!