When we were at our family reunion this weekend, I spent quite a bit of time lusting after all of the antiques my great-uncle has just hanging around his barn (and a few other buildings around his house). He is a bit of a
hoarder collector, and he has mountains of furniture and random odds and ends floating around all over the place.
One night when we were sitting down for dinner, I caught a glimpse of some chairs around the table and just about had a heart attack right then and there. They were gorgeous, rustic, amazing…and I needed them.
I immediately fell in love with the worn look of the wood and the gorgeous gold tips on the legs. The fabric was definitely leaving something to be desired, but other than that they were perfect.
I briefly considered just tossing them in our car and making a run for it, but Corey and I would like to be invited back next year, so I figured that probably wasn’t the wisest move. Instead, we decided to just straight up ask him if he’d let us buy them off of him. He has dozens of chairs in the barn already, and this set even happened to still have price stickers on them from when he originally bought them.
So, for ten bucks each, we came home from the family reunion with a new set of chairs for the breakfast nook in our kitchen!
I adore how the curve in the chair backs kind of mimics the curves in the table, and I love how the wood tones warm up that area of the room. It’s also a happy coincidence that they’re a mid-century style, so they fit perfectly with the table. I’m just pretty much all-around thrilled.
We definitely need to get some new fabric on them, but we aren’t quite sure what we want yet, so it may be a while. We know for sure that we won’t be doing anything to the chairs themselves – we love the wood look and now that we’ve seen how something other than white looks in there, there’s no way we’re getting rid of it!
Have you ever gone shopping at a relative’s house? Anyone else pick up some fun new furniture this weekend?