Yesterday you guys got a sneak peek at the new dining room furniture when I shared the painted walls!
So now let's discuss what we ended up choosing for the room.
It should come as no surprise that I love Mid Century Modern inspired design. Which is actually kind of funny based on the style of house I live in. But I feel like it works. I kind of like the whole "the inside of my house doesn't match the outside" kind of thing. It's funky and fresh and I'm okay with that (because I'm funky and fresh... to death) Sorry had to do it, HA!
So when it was time to choose a dining table I pretty much had it narrowed down to 2 choices based on my LONG list of dining table wishes.
1. The table had to extend to seat 8-10 people
2. The table had to be under $1000 with shipping (my awesome parents bought Aaron and I the table as a housewarming gift, so I definitely wanted the cost to be as minimal as possible). Thanks Mom and Dad!!
Okay I lied, I didn't have a long list of dining table must haves. But I had been casually stalking 2 tables at my local Crate and Barrel and West Elm. (Is that possible? Can you casually stalk something? HAHA) I befriended the sales associated there and begged asked them to tell me if they ever decided to sell their floor model so that I could A. get a discount, and B. not have to pay shipping!!
Well the above never happened, so I was determined to get a deal otherwise!
I was deciding between West Elm's Parker and Crate and Barrel's Oslo. Truthfully, I loved them both and would have been happy with either one. BUT the negative reviews about the Oslo being a super soft wood that scratched really easily had me leaning more towards the Parker.
And then something happened. Something that put me over the edge. It was fate, destiny, my life was COMPLETE!
I was dancing at my keyboard like this
West Elm ran a 25% off dining furniture sale. IT WAS MEANT TO BE!!!
I texted my mom and scoured my email for a coupon code and actually found one that I could stack with the 25% off sale!
I can't recall the final price of the table with shipping but my parents did get the 25% off plus and additional 10%, so I was super happy about that!
So the parker it was!! Now I just had to decide on chairs. I knew I wanted something white to pair with the wooden table. One night while Aaron was at work (I feel like my best stories always start that way HAHA) I just so happened to be looking at Restoration Hardware's clearance section when I stumbled upon their Forma Painted Chair. I loved the fun shape, the chrome legs, and the price. Right now it's on clearance for $59 (originally $129), but I got mine for $19 each! With FREE shipping! AHHHH!! Wham Bam Thank you Sam! Come to mama!
I felt like the table and chairs were meant to be. They were destined for one another. A lifelong friendship in the making.
BUT! Something just wasn't right. My knock-off Eames chairs at the end of the table just weren't doing it for me. Since I knew I could use them in another space (hehehehe), and because Aaron's very sweet and generous Aunt gave us a West Elm giftcard as a housewarming gift, I decided that the West Elm Stackable chair was the perfect chair for the end of the table!
I couldn't love our dining room table and chairs more. :)
Come back tomorrow for details on the super cheap "art" hanging on the walls!