Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Simplicity


 I am in love. With some new chairs we just bought that is. Four of these lovelies are my hubby's and my Christmas gifts to each other. I wish we could have afforded all eight right now but that would have blown the Christmas budget. Maybe for my birthday we will finish off the set. Don't look at my yucky baseboards. They will hopefully all be done by January but with the way projects and hub's schedule goes who knows. I refuse to paint them though if they are just getting ripped out.

I love the simple lines of shaker style furniture and especially primitive decor. I try to get away from it but cannot. It is where my heart lies. I have always prefered simple lines and rustic finishes. My dining room table is not my style but was here with the house and was free so I live with it. I have thought of painting it. It will be a while before it can be replaced.


I decided to just leave a simple runner on the table. Does it look terribly mish mash with those red chairs too? Not sure if I should put the table cloth back on it. I am very undecided today aren't I?


But oh my I love my new black chairs. We don't buy much new furniture around here so this is a real treat.


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19 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

How exciting to have new chairs. I like primitives too and have a couple of tables I need to snap for you. Shaker style is timeless. I think we have bought three pieces of new furniture since we got married so I know what you mean.

Kris said...

How fun! I love the chairs!! Always such a treat to get something new!

Kathijane said...

I love your new chairs! I love primitive too. Your dining room looks adorable! Stop by and visit me sometime:)

Debby said...

Love the chairs as well. I am wishing for some new furniture......but it's not very high on the list. Love that you got them for each other.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a nice way to treat yourself. The chairs look great.

Emily Fay said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful gift!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love your new chairs, how fun!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

How fun! New furniture is always great to freshen up a look.

Leslie said...

Your new chairs look great with your table and decor! I love new pieces of furniture, for they are a rare treat for me, too! :o)

Kuki... said...

♥ your new black chairs! As for your table runner...when I'm undecided, I layer. It's not unusual for me to use a tablecloth runner and placemats (you can check out a picture of my table on my latest post if you need a visual). Enjoy those new chairs!

Debbie Kay said...

I like your mis-matched chairs Elaine, they look fabulous. I love how you decorate and appreciate all the little things in life. You and I have a lot in common!

Smiles,

Debbie

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Deanne said...

I love the red chairs!

The Woodman's Wife said...

How exciting for you Elaine - they look really fabulous!!
blessings..Trish

PrimHearted said...

I love your chairs! I like the red ones also. I mix and match my chairs at my table. I have a matching set, but like the mismatched look in my farmhouse primitive decor, so the matching ones are stored. (kids just shake their heads..lol) Looks great!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I am so addicted to chairs, lol. I love your new ones and the red ones too -- they are all terrific :)

Blessings!
Gail

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love the combination of the red and black chairs! The question is...does it go with your decor? ;)

Pamela said...

So pretty! I love your differ colored chairs!

NancyW said...

I just saw your new chairs and they ARE great! I would paint the others black as well as the table, prim it up! I just *traded* my bar top table for a farmnhouse table and chairs from a dear friend of mine, he walked in one day and loved my table and I have always loved his (handmade) table and chairs so we decided to trade. His chairs were red and his table blond and I wanted them to match my hutch I did keep so I painted all the chairs (backs only) black and resanded and stained the seats of the chairs and the table to match my hutch, LOVE IT! It was a lot of work but we had had some real nice weather here so most of the sanding an staining was done outdoors. It costs me roughly $40 for paint, stain and materials but it looks so different and I LOVE it now. Jut thought I would share with yoy my story and maybe you can find a friend who wants to do a swap or maybe paint the others to match? Happy Holidays!!

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