I also ordered a pair of dining chairs to go opposite the bench. They are the ‘Safavieh Eleanor X Back’ chairs from my mood board and I love them. I got them on sale from Overstock, but they were still more than the table and bench combined. Oh, and I have a quick tip if you plan on ordering from Overstock or Wayfair – make sure you price check both sites and Amazon! When I ordered these chairs, they were $80 more on Wayfair! That’s a big price difference. Amazon was the most expensive in this case, but in the past they’ve been the cheapest (example: my entry bench).
So here’s the problem – everything is a different shade of white…and not in an intentional and cozy layered way. A lot of the other white furniture pieces in my house are different shades of white, but they are pretty similar in color, so it’s not too distracting. Plus they aren’t right next to each other, so it’s not that obvious. Unfortunately, the table/bench and chairs are vastly different shades and it’s even more obvious when they are together. So my options are:
1) Paint the table, bench, and chairs the same shade of white
2) Paint the table and bench light blue, then paint the chairs white
3) Leave the table and bench as-is, but paint the chairs light blue
4) Leave all of it as-is and just deal with it
Decisions, decisions…It’s hard to tell in the picture below, but they really are all different shades of white.
In other news, I ordered a cup holder wall rack from Décor Steals last week. I’m hoping it’ll be here in time, but shipping from there always takes FOR-EV-ER, so we’ll see. I’m also not positive it’ll work in that space. I really need a short and wide rack, but this one is skinny and tall. I’m hoping I can either flip it or make it work some other way. If not, I’ll put it elsewhere and come up with a different idea for decorating the wall.
I also received the fabric that I ordered to make the valance/shade for the back door. This was my first time ordering fabric from Zazzle, but I was impressed with their selection and quality. Oh and for full disclosure, I was provided a gift card to buy fabric and create a project. I’m still trying to decide what type of valance/shade I want to sew for the window.
Oh, and I did order a pair of upholstered chairs too, but I didn’t like the color of the fabric once they arrived so I returned them to Target. Oh, and a quick side story: I was at Target a couple days after I returned the chairs and I saw the box of chairs for sale in the furniture department. As I looked for the price (out of curiosity) I noticed a label on the side of the box that had my full name and address on the box. Maybe I’m just paranoid, but I was kind of pissed that my personal information was left on the box and put out for anyone to see. Granted, I should have checked the box before I returned it, but I think Target should have also checked and removed my information. So my PSA for the day: Make sure you double check your box and remove all of the address stickers before returning something to Target. And yes, I did stop and rip the label off myself.
So basically my story for week 2 is that I spent a lot of money, but don’t have any progress to show yet. This week I’m hoping to get the tabletop and bench sanded and stained, so I can start using them and sell my old set. I also need to make a final decision on what pieces to paint and I still need to find a pair of upholstered chairs
Before this gets any longer, let’s take a peek at the to-do list:
Refinish table and bench tops
Paint table and bench legs?
Sell old table on Craigslist
Paint dining chairs?
Buy 2 upholstered captain’s chairs
Build ironstone cup rack
Replace light fixture – maybe?
Sew faux roman shade/valance
Oh, and don't forget to stop by Calling it Home and check out the other linking participants' progress!