Did anyone else have one of those weekends where you blink and the weekend is over? Seriously, not fair. I need ooooone more day. Too bad life doesn’t work like that.
I have a little dining room update for you…I finally picked out the barn boards for our table, and I’m tickled pink because they are from Sweet Home, Oregon, where Kyle grew up. We’re going to have a little bit of Kyle’s home town in our house – hooray for a little personal touch! Hopefully our table will be ready in a few short weeks and then we’ll be on the home stretch.
Also, we made our way back to Portland with two windsor chairs, just like the ones I included in our design board. You see, my wonderful mom-in-law saw my design board and remembered she had purchased two windsor chairs years and years ago. After rummaging around, she uncovered the two chairs – they needed to be assembled but that was a-okay because they were easy to transport back to Portland. Ironically, they are exactly what I had in mind. They are made out of unfinished wood (do we paint or stain them?) and they are FREE! Thanks, Mom Nieman:). I’d been eyeing these windsor chairs from Pottery Barn, but with a $199.00 price tag, they were outta my reach.
So you can imagine my delight when these chairs-in-a-box found their way to me! Of course I would have loved to have uncovered some seriously old and historically-rich windsor chairs, but when a price tag reads FREE, I’m quickly sold. And, I think with the right paint or stain and a little man-made antique action, you’d never know these chairs were brand-new and assembled from a chair kit.
After years of living in storage, I wasn’t sure what would really be in the boxes. I’m happy to report that the chair kit was complete and here’s a little time lapse in pictures of the windsor chair coming together…
It appears a little wobbly in the above pictures, because I haven’t glued and nailed it together yet. They recommend you put the chair together without the glue first, just so you know what you are doing before the glue comes into play. Now I need to disassemble, reassemble with the glue and nails, and then Kyle and I need to decide on a finish for the two chairs – black or white paint or a wood stain? We’ll think on it for a few days, and in the meantime, we’d love to hear your suggestions.
Cheers to a great week!