Dining Room Update: New Chairs from JCPenney/Jonathan Adler
Time for a handy dandy update on our dining room progress. We finally have chairs!
You might remember a few months back when I picked up the Jonathan Adler for JCP lacquered dining room table on floor sale in-store. Ever since then, it’s been used at my pop up shop as well as for tons of photo styling projects. It’s brightened up a previously dark space due to its glossy finish. But we’ve gone back and forth on what chairs to put with them ever since (you might remember a similar post).
I wanted something more casual along the lines of plastic molded Eames chairs to keep it overall more casual, but the Mister wanted something more plush. The problem was finding something upholstered that wasn’t $500 a chair (surprisingly difficult — why are the ugliest chairs always the cheapest?). Enter the Happy Chic by JA Bleecker chair. Nailhead trim and the perfect navy upholstery? Sign me up. The price was right and we scored them on sale (keep an eye out for coupons online). So the big day arrived last week and everything was hunky dory until I glanced outside and realized the delivery men were unpacking a beige chair. NO.
Apparently JCP thought we wanted three navy chairs and one beige one. (GAHHH) So they’re coming back this week to pick up the beige chair and I’m thisclose to wrapping it saran wrap to keep anything (I’m looking at you, Jude) from touching it. Heaven forbid we smear anything on it and have to keep it. After a few other phone calls to JPC, now we have to wait until mid-March to get our replacement navy chair. But whatever. Que sera sera. First world problems. It does kinda make me chuckle to look in the dining room and see the one odd man out. Sing with me now: One of these kids is doin’ their own thing …
This room is probably the final frontier of our house projects, other than someday scrapping the carpet (ick) and putting in hardwoods. In the meantime, though, I cannot look at that wallpaper one. minute. longer. In many ways, I feel like this room is the final holdout of a previous style of me. Yes, the wallpaper is pretty. But … it’s not me. Yes, the rug is funky in there with the wallpaper. But … it’s not me. Each individual piece in and of itself is fine. But together, it feels disjointed and undesigned. Unintentional. It’s the remnants of 20-something me that still hadn’t figured out what style I was.
So the wallpaper will eventually go. And I’m thinking the lamps aren’t working either – those shades are way too big, and it’s way too much navy on navy over there with the buffet. And I forgot to mention that we want to do a pair of ghost chairs for the heads of the table (SWOON!).
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Also, please note that none of these items were sponsored by JCPenney.
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