Take a seat!

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!

Farm Table PL

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.Farm Table Surface PLBut 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!

via The Cottage of Vinnord

What do you think? Mismatched chairs or a full set? I’ll let you know how it turns out. Oh wait, it’s raining….

4 Comments on Take a seat!

  1. Tracy Shudo
    September 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the look of the different chairs, I also love the colour that they are in the picture. So did you paint them this color already.
    Looks great.

    • Ali
      September 21, 2015 at 6:31 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Tracy,
      Thanks for the note! This was my inspiration picture… update on my progress is coming soon!

  2. Sarah
    September 21, 2015 at 9:00 am (2 years ago)

    Miss match for sure! In our lake house we have 2 different styles of chairs and they are two different colors. One color is teal and the other a very muted yellow. I love it!

    • Ali
      October 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Sorry, your comments went to spam! Just found them. Ah… beginning bloggers.

      Would love to see a picture of your chairs! And I love those colors. 🙂


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