Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Solving the dining chair dilemma...

I never shared with y'all my choice for dining chairs to replace the Duncan Phyfe chairs. 

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I lamented about my love-hate relationship with the Duncan Phyfe chairs in this post and showed y'all some ideas I had floating around in my head. And some of you were very vocal about what I should -- or should not choose.

Well, y'all know I tend to go off in a direction of my own choosing so I didn't pick what I thought I would, but went what was probably my last choice.

I chose the black Eames-style molded chair with walnut legs. 

Because I sold the other chairs, I was able to buy six of these from amazon. 

We *really* like these chairs. They are super comfy and very sturdy. Luis has been using one for working when he sits at the table, so it passed *that* test.

The black and walnut coordinate with the wood and iron on my dining table without being too matchy-matchy.

I love that I can easily fit three chairs on each side, which was difficult with the old chairs. 

So now I have tons of options with these, the side chairs and the bench.

I don't seat adults on the bench because it is too uncomfortable, but it will be easy to pull these up when we have adults for dinner. 

I am also very happy that I went with black as they are neutral enough to go with anything, but have some cool mid-century style, which helps all the antiques I have look a bit more modern. 

I'm super happy with my choice and love that I was able to basically swap them out for free by selling the other chairs. 

And I got an entirely different look:-)

Love that. 

I'll be joining:


  1. Wow, those Duncan Phyfe chairs could have come to live with me, lol! Glad you like what you found

    1. Awww, I sold them on craigslist to someone who actually lived in Oregon but was visiting here in NC:-)

  2. Love the black chairs. I used to own some orange ones years ago, and I was sorry once I sold them.

    1. Yeeeeeeees, my grandmother had two orange ones I would LOVE to have now!!

  3. I love the change. So much more modern and, as you said, makes your antiques look even better.

  4. Isn't it fun to change things up and have them work out great? I love how eclectic everything is and that you pull it all together so beautifully. xo Diana

  5. I love your new chairs! I also love that you can change things up with different looks. I love the upholstered chairs on each end of the tabl too. Love your style!