At Casa de Bouche, I spend a large chunk of my free time dreaming about the day when I can purchase that ridiculous 29 foot table and chairs from pottery barn. As previously mentioned, said ridiculous table and chairs have a coinciding ridiculous price tag. You know I spend on my discretionary income on filet mignon, I can’t be buying a ridiculous table and chairs.
And while part of my heart dies every time I see it in the catalog, part of me also gets a sick joy out of trying to recreate the expensive things I want in my home from the inexpensive things I tend to acquire. I bet you didn’t know that for almost a year, Brian and I had a dining room table and no chairs. That’s right. Stood for dinner. Then we acquired cheap stools. The joys of being a young twenty something. Not long ago, lady biff Clare was moving and getting rid of her table and chairs, which happen to match our table perfectly. She, being the lady biff she is, gifted us 4 chairs.
It was Christmas come early for me. A chair, with a back on it? At my dinner table? What is this, a 5 star restaurant?!
And so all I needed to do, was give those seats a little facelift to match the rest of what is happening in our place. (Open concept living proves to be wonderful for entertaining, and difficult for decorating.) The point is, if you find chairs that are in relatively good shape, it is easy to give them a little refresh and make them work in your home.