I’m smitten with my vintage tulip table that I recently acquired from a Vintage shop.
While I’m still in the process of planning out the re-finishing process I’m already on to what kind of chairs to pair the table with.
Our current table is traditional wood farm house table (still for sale by the way) which I paired with some very modern white chairs.
I love the mix of traditional and modern. My style tends to be eclectic (although I hate that term. I once saw a space filled with 80’s neon and traditional furniture which they called “eclectic”. The space was so awful that it ruined the”eclectic” term for me forever). Anyhow, I love the juxtaposition of different styles, colors and finishes coming together…eclectic.
This time I have my eye on some vintage library wood chairs.
To say I’m on the “hunt” is putting it mildly. I am O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with these chairs. I kid you not, I’ve actually dreamed about them twice in the last 2 weeks. Our neighborhood elementary school has them sitting in the foyer and I swoon over them every time I’m at the school. Every time I’m at the school I profess my love for them to which I get the strangest looks, as I should, but I know would be the perfect pairing to my tulip table.
I’ve searched high and low for 5 of these babies. Etsy and Ebay have a few in the $250. range EACH. I could buy them new but then what’s the fun in that? The worn arms and faded seats have a story and give them character (like lots of naughty children waiting to see the principal kind of character).
The law of attraction brought me to a Barnes and Noble bookstore the other day while I was waiting for my sons soccer practice. I turned from the magazines and behold…
A whole row of these vintage beauties. My heart began to palpitate. I immediately took out my camera and shamelessly snapped a picture (the poor guy at the end of the row obviously thought I was crazy). After that I made a B-line to the manager and nonchalantly asked how I could get my hands on some of those chairs. After a lecture on how those chairs came from the early 1900’s and how lucky the store was to have inherited them that conversation came up fruitless. So now it’s back to the drawing board. In the meantime here’s some pretty tulip table / wood dining chair pairings that I’ll be swooning over…
Anyone got a few vintage library chairs kicking around that they’d like to sell?
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