It has been a super busy summer/fall/winter for us here. No, not busy around the cottage. Busy with work and life, in general, which means we've haven't done much around the cottage at all...hence, the non-existent holiday decorating! I have a to-do list and wish list a mile long, but those things simply have to wait until time and energy allow! :)
One thing we did do this fall was to replace the seating at our dining room table. It was completely unexpected! See the chairs above? They are the "new" ones. Actually, they are vintage stainless steel and wood chairs that were rescued from a dumpster. People were just chucking these away! We scored 6 of them.
Since I was loving the vintage and industrial feel to them, I decided to sell the dining chairs we purchased when we first moved into the cottage. We sold the 10 brown leather (vinyl) parson's chairs on Craig's List...six to a young couple and four to a woman who wanted waiting room seating in her hair salon. They were rarely used, so the people who bought them got a great deal! Actually, I was quite happy with the little nest egg we made from the sales. Ron has saving up for something special for a while, so I handed over the cash to him. I enjoy supporting my hubby's dreams as much as he supports mine!
On the left side of the table, we have four of the rescued chairs as well as one chair at each end of the table. The industrial chairs are a great juxtaposition to the antique Amish harvest table. Since putting these chairs in there, the dining room has gotten more use than it ever has! Not so much for dining but more as a workspace. After wondering why, my only conjecture is that the parson's chairs were too tall and cumbersome to move and the seat height made leg room an issue. These vintage chairs have a lower profile, give the space a more open feel, and are easy to pull back and move around. We're big fans!
Stay tuned to see the seating on the other side of the table and the rest of the dining room!