Monday, August 9, 2010

Dining room switcheroos

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 8x11 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?)

17 comments:

The Zhush said...

Judge? I love it!

Holly @ posypocket.blogspot said...

can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Torri said...

Love the rug! If you ever get sick of it, it can definitely have a home here!

PamH said...

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!

Allison said...

What great chairs! Can't wait to see when you're all finished.

Holly and Sean said...

Well Hello Pam!!!

So nice to hear from a fellow Albertan!! (and crazy decorator LOL)

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I am so glad to have found your blog. You constantly inspire me. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your slipcovers. So beachy.

amber said...

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

amber

veronique.leduc said...

Looking forward to see the end product! Great work!!! Oh...and looooving those slipcovered chairs! :)

pitcherandpearl.com said...

Love that striped rug.....Can't wait to see everything put together!

Amanda said...

i canNOT WAIT to see the whole thing pulled together. those chairs are ridiculously amazing!

Courtney @ reckless-glamour.com said...

Hey Holly-
I just got that same rug from Overstock.com! Although I love it it kind of made me cross-eyed so I actually have mine upside down so the underneath is actually face up!

Lolo said...

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

Amber said...

Did you get the slipcovers at Homesense??? They are GORGEOUS!

Rosemary Anderson said...

I love the rug and the chairs! I'm completely jealous of your find and want to go out on my own discount adventure and find something similar!!

Preppy 101 said...

I'm still stunned at $60!! Way to go. I think those chairs could be used with many different decorating schemes!! xoox

Laurie said...

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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