I ventured out on another Craigslist adventure over the weekend.
I found these chairs I fell in love with and knew they had to be mine.
I called right away and made arrangements to pick them up on Sunday.
I also negotiated the price down to $40 for all four chairs! Makes me love them even more.
Fortunately, I used my common sense and
forced politely invited two friends to go along with me.
It was actually more of a shopping trip with a last minute mention of the Craigslist adventure.
Lucky for me, they were up for it.
We pulled up to a warehouse in a not-so-nice part of Cincinnati.
A scary looking man came out and greeted us.
No way in the world I would have taken one step inside that warehouse by myself.
My two, very strong friends accompanied me in to get the chairs.
Turns out, the seemingly scary man was not so scary at all.
He was a nice guy who bids on storage bins that have been repossessed.
He had an entire warehouse full of treasures, and maybe a little trash too.
I left with only the four chairs I came for.
I won't lie, my friends took one look at the chairs and had a somewhat disgusted look on their faces.
I think one of them actually said, "Is this what you thought the chairs would look like?"
My reply, YEP and I love them!
I really want this dining room to have a casual feel to it and I think these chairs help achieve that.
My plan is to eventually get a bench on the fireplace side
and put three of the chairs on the opposite side.
But for now, this is working on nicely.
The six Pottery Barn parsons chairs are currently living in furniture purgatory in my basement.
I love the wingback chairs at the head of the table
and the parsons chairs were just too much paired with the wingbacks.
The wingbacks are not really made to be dining chairs and you feel like a munchkin
siting in them at the table, but it's nothing a pillow in the seat can't solve.
Just another slight problem.
Speaking of slight problems, I eluded to the fact, in this post,
that my aggressive act of butchering the rug was slightly successful.
Here's a sneak peek at the outcome.
I'll show you some close ups later this week, and
hopefully, by then, I will have a plan to remedy another slight problem.
I am really trying to step out of my comfort zone with decorating my own home.
A few years ago, I would have never looked twice at these Craigslist chairs,
but right now, I am loving them and the fun, casual vibe they bring to our dining room.
Notice I said "right now".
I think that is why I don't invest a ton of money into things like chairs, rugs, mirrors and lamps.
Who knows, I may love those chairs five years from now too, but if not, I'm only out $40!
Do you decorate for the long haul or do you always reserve the right to change your mind?