Our kitchen has an eat-in area with a large farm table made from 200-year-old barn wood. When we bought this house, I was so excited the area could accommodate a table that would seat 6. My husband loves to cook and I love to eat!
And that first summer, I found a beautiful barn wood farm table on sale for half off in a local shop! We didn’t hesitate. It’s great. The table is gorgeous and comfortable and really I figure it’s been through enough spending 2 centuries out in the weather on a barn so we can do no harm. Which makes life a lot easier with young children. It even has big holes in it and I sometimes dust-buster them…which the kids find hilarious.But we’ve never had chairs I love. We have some odds and ends I picked up here and there and not in that cute quirky way. There’s my son’s chair that I bought for $13 before I met my husband that dates to at least the ’50s-think chrome and pleather, two chairs I got off freecycle… and a chair from the set my husband got in exchange for the leak in the roof of his Baltimore townhouse (your roof leaked so they gave you furniture?!?).
Now I want this chair situation sorted.
I think having all different chairs in different finishes makes the area look busy and shows that there was no intention-I just needed a place for people to sit. But as I started looking at new chairs and considering a matching set, I realized that the beauty of our chairs is the same as the table.
You can do no wrong to a free chair.
So here’s my inspiration picture below. The plan is to pull it together with a couple cans of spray paint in a light shade of blue before the weather gets too cold!
What do you think? Mismatched chairs or a full set? I’ll let you know how it turns out. Oh wait, it’s raining….