Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Before & After: The Dining Room...

OMG guys! We scored big time! Mr. P and I had been on the hunt for dining chairs. For weeks we searched high and low but just couldn't find something we could both agree on. Mr. P wanted comfortable leather. I wanted something modern and clean. Design Assistant Magnus wanted something made out of rawhide and pigs' ears. (he's so "out of the box," you know?)

The few chairs we did like were way out of our price range. (oh how I long to be in a position to spend $600 on EACH chair...but we needed six of them...and we also need to pay our mortgage and eat on occassion - this body doesn't just happen on its' own, you know? it requires a lot of attention...and bacon.)

I had just about given up when Mr. P, ever the crafty bargain hunter, emailed me a link to a Craigslist posting. Six brand new Pottery Barn chairs for the low low price of $350. For all six! I cannot make this stuff up! We drove to the sellers' home, hopes high but still feeling the sting of a recent Craigslist buy gone wrong. (in the immortal words of George W. Bush, "fool me once...shame...on you. [long awkward pause] If you fool me you can't get fooled again.")

But look! They're fantastic! And they work perfectly in our room! First let's remember what this room used to look like:


Sweet lord...I'm having chest pain just remembering it. Deep's what it looks like now:



Dinner is served!

1 comment:

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