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Monday, January 30, 2012

Mama's Got a Brand New Chair

Or six new chairs, rather! Happy Monday, lovebugs! How was your weekend? Other than the permanent indention in my right hand from tightening FIFTY-FOUR 3-inch screws with a 4-inch Allen wrench...mine was divine! I wasn't actually in the market for new Dining Room chairs yet, but when Overstock sends you a 15% off + free shipping code, you're going to check out your options!

Seeing as how my Dining Room looks like a giant brown Buick took up residence, I knew I'd eventually make some changes for the lighter.

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Don't get me started on my list of projects for this room! (Rug, chairs, paint, curtains)

Turns out, my option was the Crown Fabric Off-White Dining Chairs! I've purchased all kinds of things online, but never something as big as six chairs. Sure shipping was free, but if Rita Return had to get involved, sending them back would not have been. So needless to say, I was just as nervous as I was excited when the boxes showed up (less than a week later!)

Since the price was so great and they're from Overstock, I wasn't expecting much in the white-glove department. I was shocked to find them perfectly packed, with the upholstered pieces wrapped in individual drawstring bags!


But then I spent the next 15 minutes shrieking destroying searching the box to find the other chair legs and parts! "Son of a biscuit, no wonder my chairs were on sale, they don't have legs!!!" Before my fit reached wall-eyed status, I realized the seat cushion flaps peel back....to reveal chair legs and assembly parts. Really, nothing gets past me. Thank goodness no one else was home, or they'd surely have had me committed.


It was easy, but tedious, to attach the seat bottom to the back, and then the front two legs TWSS. The chairs are incredibly solid, with no wobbling, and the tufting and trim are flawless. The material is a natural linen, and the cushion is thick with a nice spring. I'd definitely give them 5-stars!


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My table could seat eight, but it'd be a chair army in here. So I'll keep it at six, and bring in smaller, extra chairs from the Breakfast Room when necessary.

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It's amazing how much lighter and brighter the room already is!

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Okay, so I've made other changes since the 'Before' picture above, but we'll address that if I ever once I complete the Living Room makeover! (Remember, one room at a time! Ha!)

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You may recognize the Metallic Lamps. I did a little switcheroo, which means we have another Lamp-A-Looza post coming up!

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And for the big comparison, here's the Before & Afters.

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Don't the chairs just change the room completely? The lamps help, too. Aaaaaand, I've already sold the old chairs on Craigslist, which puts my total expense at $200!!! Crazy, right?

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I can't speak for other chairs, but I can vouch for these and Overstock. And you can't beat the prices! (They aren't paying me to say this, I promise!) So next time a coupon code pops up in your inbox, maybe you should just have a peek!

60 comments:

  1. What a difference those chairs made!

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  2. Love the chairs!!! They are gorg and definitely help lighten up your space! Great find Cassie! xo

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  3. Love the chairs. Really go a long way to updating and brightening your space. I'm looking to do something similar in our dining room this Spring. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  4. They look fantastic! Love the switcharoo of the lamps too. Do you think the fabirc could work in a charcoal and gray space? Love me some O!! I have some studded ottomans on their way to me!!
    Thanks
    Maureen

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  5. You're right, a few changes did make an incredible difference! I'm so glad to know these are as good as they look in the photo. Even with the online reviews, it's hard to know what to believe, but I trust you! I may have to pull the trigger on these, too. Now I just need one of those magical little coupons in my in-box!

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  6. Holy cow!!! It TOTALLY changes that room! I'm drooling over those chairs. And, your telling of searching for the legs cracked me up because I totally would have been in flip out mode too :D Although, wouldn't have figured out the hidden compartment thus making me rock in a corner and cry, ha!

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  7. Do you plan to scotch guard? Just thinking if I did have these for myself I'm not sure how long they would stay clean. My kids don't really pay attention to where they're swiping their dirty hands!

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  8. Love the new look! Fresh and springy!

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  9. Good job! Those really are beautiful chairs :o) And I totally noticed the lamps before you said anything.. haha - I should probably get a life if I know your house THAT well... The room looks great!

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  10. OH Cassie, I LOVE those chairs!!! What an amazing deal you got!! Great find!! I shouldn't look at them anymore, or I'm going to want to buy them. Since we haven't had our dining chairs but a year and a half, I think my husband would want to hurt me if I told him I'm already wanting to change out our chairs. :) eek!!! I got our parsons chairs from jcpenney's at a good deal, and they are easy to clean, which will be nice when we have little ones....see I'm trying to convince myself that I still love the ones we have...haha

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  11. They are gorgeous! I cracked up at the mention of the lamp switching... hope you are well, xoxo S

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  12. Love the new chairs! They really brighten up the space- looks like a whole new world in there!

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  13. ok seriously you have me cracking up this morning- spitting my tea out onto my computer!! "Rita-Return"
    It looks amazing girl!! what a difference those chairs did to that room!

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  14. Nice chairs. They make the room feel lighter and brighter.

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  15. What a difference! I love those new chairs...and I would have totally freaked out about the missing legs too. I have a tendency to fly off the handle. :s

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  16. That looks amazing! We're in the same pickle - antique dining set = museum-y feel in the dining room. These look so great and fresh!

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  17. SO much better! What a difference the light color makes. But also the softer silhouette and the button detail. Love.

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  18. Love the new chairs, they look great. I may have to head over to overstock to see if I can find them.

    Where did you get your dining table? We just bought a house and it is exactly what I have been looking for!

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  19. Those are absolutely great! I love the look of the new dining room. :) I think that they also look like they might be a bit more comfy too? That's craziness about hiding the legs in the chair...I would never have figured that out!

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  20. It's just a great look - it's almost like you know exactly what you're doing!! :-)

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  21. The new chairs look GREAT!! Love how they contrast with your dark table. Really lightens up the room! :)

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  22. Are you kidding me with those chairs? They're freakin gorgeous. How's the upkeep on them? I'd be worried about that linen in my household. We're all messy messes over here.

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  23. Love the classic style, beautiful fresh update. Your canvas with the pops of pink- perfect, too!

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  24. WOW!!! I LOVE your new chairs! What a difference. The new chairs are great with your table.

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  25. These look great! Its amazing how much the chairs make a difference.

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  26. Wow! It looks gorgeous! And I noticed the lamps too, before you mentioned them, as well as the tulip paining. Yup, I need a life too! Haa! Seriously, it looks beautiful!

    Be sure to enter my Stella & Dot giveaway!

    www.moonpiedreams.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow, Cassie. They made a huge difference. So much lighter and brighter. I really like the top edge of the chairs to . . they way they are curved a bit. Great updates so far.

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  28. Looking good! I love those new chairs! And I love your table! As soon as we get all moved in to our new place we'll be on the hunt for a new dining set.

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  29. I'm at wall-eyed status over those fabulous chairs! They are so perfect and you are so right, they changed the room *completely*! Tufted fabric always makes my little heart go pitter-patter...I'm curious about the newest installment of lamp-a-looza (c:

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  30. OMG dying!!!! Those chairs are PERFECTION!!!!!! Love them! Great find!

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  31. They look so good - they really lighten the space and it looks so much more modern and cosy! Love them! xx

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  32. Those chairs look fabulous and totally change the look and feel of the room!

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  33. I love the way the chairs brighten up the space!

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  34. Love the chairs. They really lighten the room. And bonus - if you have a lot of guests and need extra seat, they'll look nice in your living room.

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  35. What a transformation! The chairs look great!!! They totally change the look of the room. Can't wait to see what else is coming...

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  36. Wow! What a difference the chairs make! I love them.

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  37. They're beautiful, and I think I've actually looked at the sames ones on overstock... ;) They make a big difference in there!

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  38. I'm practically jumping up and down with excitement for you! This is such a transformation for the better. I bet you keep walking in their and just soaking up the beauty! Pat yourself on the back, my friend!

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  39. I love the look of your new chairs! I'm also cracking up about your story regarding the legs! Too funny:)

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  40. They look perfect in there. And I thought you would have gone with the TWSS with the 54 screw comment, but you totally one upped that with the 2 legs comments. Well done, friend!

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  41. I think we may be the exact same person. I had a similar situation happen when my World Market chairs arrived - couldn't find the legs. The bad thing is my hub witnessed my insanity! God bless that man for loving me. Your chairs are gorgeous! And I LOVE your sunburst mirrors too!

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  42. Love the chairs! They would pair nicely with the two linen tufted wing chairs I have. :)

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  43. Love love love. You nailed it. Or Allen wrenched it. Either way.

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  44. Wow... what a difference the lighter chairs and rug make! I love the tufting and fabric on those chairs. You got a great deal.

    I'm also loving the touches of purple. The curtains stand out so much more now that some of the dark wood is gone.

    I also love that paiting above the piano... where did you get it?

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  45. Those chairs are gorgeous!!! It looks amazing! What a transformation already! :)

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  46. These chairs are fantastic! You are the second person I have heard of finding an amazing dining room chair deal on Overstock. I need to keep stalking that site. Great makeover!

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  47. Wow! Such a difference, Cassie! Love the new chairs so much!!

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  48. Gorgeous Chairs! What an awesome difference they make in the room.

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  49. Love the new chairs!!! I really need to start getting Overstock's email list.

    Have a good one!

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  50. Wow! What a difference. I think you have inspired me to search for chairs for my dining room! :)

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  51. What an improvement! They're gorgeous!

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  52. those look SO great, Cassie! Seriously, what a perfect choice :) Good job!

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  53. I have the exact same chairs from Overstock! Aren't they beautiful? I never get tired of looking at them! How are they holding up? I've only had mine for a few months and my big concern is how they wear and tear.

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  54. Hi Anon! I've only had them a few months too, but so far they are perfect! I did give them a layer of Scotch Guard, so hopefully that will help with spills!

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  55. I love the look of your dining room table and chairs together! Where did you get your dining room table? I have been looking for something just like that for a long time now...

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  56. Hi Mrs. W! We bought the table at a local artisan shop...not a typical furniture store. good luck finding what you're looking for!

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  57. Love the chairs! I too am making over my dining room, just ordered very similar chairs from overstock, and bought a beautiful rug from rugs USA over labor day! Trying to decide on fabric for curtains now! You can check out my progress!

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. And unfortunately, because of insane amounts of spam, I've had to disable Anonymous comments for awhile. I just didn't need any more information on penis enlargements! But you can always email me! xoxo, cass

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