So I did something I have never done before.  
I bought two chairs from an on-line estate sale.  
I admired them all last week and just as the auction was about to end on Sunday afternoon, 
I got into a bit of a bidding war.  
You know how that is, right?  
You're pretty sure you want something and then as soon as you find out others want it too, game on!
I paid a little more than I originally planned, but it was still not much. 

Introducing, the twins........

I plan to have them either reupholstered or perhaps slipcovered in a linen like fabric.
I love the lines of the chairs, but I want to de-formalize them.  Is that a word, de-formalize?
Anyway, I think slipcovering them would give them the casual feel I'm looking for. 

Something like this beautiful Restoration Hardware chair. 

Or upholstered in a beautiful fabric, similar to this one.  
I love everything Lauren Liess designs. 

This is the sofa I am thinking of for our family room.  
I would love to use the twins in this room as well. 
However, I'm afraid they may be a tad too formal, even slipcovered, for this room.  
Help a girl out.  What do you think?  Be honest, I can take it.  
I still love the chairs and if I don't use them in the family room, 
I tend to hang on to them until I find a place for them. 

Yes, I am aware that I have a chair problem. 
The twins will join the thrift store chair in the basement for now 
until I decide what to do with them.  
Apparently, my chair problem is bigger than I thought, 
I have even resorted to naming them.  Surely there's a support group out there for this issue?

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  1. Andrea, they're awesome! You should totally slip cover them, I love the pic of the RH one you posted. They're like the tall thin girls in grade school that no one thinks twice about, but then suddenly become major super models once they slip into designer clothes and makeup! They're going to be fab!!!

  2. Andrea if you slip them like in that first pic from RH they would look great in any room!! Can't wait to see what you do!

  3. I think they would look fabulous slip covered, which would keep them from looking too formal for the room. Great find.

  4. They are great and I love the lines and shape of the chairs. If you love them you will make them work. If you decide to slipcover them then you'll just add a fun pillow or two to give it your own spin, and they fit very nicely into your family room.

  5. The "twins" are fabulous and I think perfect for any room, even a FR. Love your vision for them and think it is all about the setting, so what if they are a little formal looking, I agree with Holly about loving something and making it work.

  6. I am officially jealous! Those are fantastic! Love their shape.

  7. Those are a great find, well done. I'd have thrown a few fists to get those too...

  8. The twins are beautiful! Great find!

  9. These chairs are UNREAL! I'm in love (and 110% jealous!). I think these will totally work in your family room with a casual slipcover or even a fun, bold reupholstery job.

    Tell me, how do you hunt down online estate sales? Any recommendations? Thanks!

  10. ooh what a great auction find! i love the long lean shape!

  11. Very pretty!!! I say go with a punchy patterned fabric... would definitely bring the formality of the shape of the chairs down to a fun level. Great find!

  12. the chairs are beautiful!! what an adventure buying from an on line estate sale!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    enjoy your new furniture!

  13. Great find! I love the chairs - they are going to look great. The high backs are the best. What online estate sale did you find them on? I have not heard of such things!

  14. I love the lines of those chairs! I think you can totally deformalize them - yes it's definitely a word! I think they'd work great with that sofa in a family room!

  15. Where is that sofa from? I love it!

  16. WOW! What a great find! I agree with the others, if you slipcover or put a more casual print it will definitely work in the family room. These are so lovely and just what I've been looking for the past 10yrs to go with a inherited victorian sofa. I'm a new follower and would love if you'd follow back. : )

  17. I love the restoration hardware chair you shared, they would look awesome in a linen like that! I think they'll work really well with the couch- especially once you add in all the pillows, throws, etc. to tie it all together. Great buy!

  18. Those chairs are beautiful! Looking at your project plan for the family room, I don't think they are too formal at all, especially if you slipcovered them and went with the sofa above. The room is really coming together - can't wait to see the reveal! Thanks for linking up.


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