There’s a bear in there and 46 chairs as well! ~ The hunt for new dining chairs :)

Hello Lovely Coastal Peeps!

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.

 

I loved the fun fresh blue on these Eames Eiffel Chairs… but they weren’t right for our table.

 
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!
 
 
Jo xx