Sunday, November 30, 2014

My Dining Room Chair Saga

Hello everyone!

I have always liked slip covered chairs!  That's no secret as most of my furniture has some sort of slipcover on it.  I guess it's like clothing for furniture, so that is why I like it so much.  So, what happens when your clothing doesn't fit so well? You buy something new!  Well, my husband was going to let me get some new dining room chairs for Christmas, so I decided which ones I wanted.  I chose the Anna slipcover chairs from World Market.  So, I went online and secured the stock (that was on sale) so we could pick it up from the store.  We had to drive around to three different stores to gather everything since one store didn't have everything.  We got home and pulled the chairs out of the box and they were cracked or broken.  Almost all of them.  (Insert sad face.)  My husband was mad and said they were "crap"!  We couldn't even replace them because they weren't of good quality.  I agreed.  So the chairs will be going back to the store.  However, I did keep the cute slipcovers that we bought separately.




They happened to fit the chairs in my kitchen.  Not perfectly, but enough where I could use them.




I love the material that they're made out of (cotton and linen).  And I LOVE the little bow ties on the back.


So, it wasn't all bad news with those chairs.

We even got four free Downton Abbey mugs by going to so many stores in one day!  


They were having a giveaway and we just happened to get there before they ran out.

So, being able to use the slipcovers and getting free mugs made the trip a little better, I guess.  


I managed to get some Christmas decor started too.  I hung this wreath in my kitchen window with a cute paper mache deer head I found at Michaels.  


So, now back to my dining room chair saga, my husband gave me carte blanche to find some better quality dining chairs, but everything I came up with was either super expensive or not something we both liked.  So, I decided to just keep my current chairs (that are well made) and have CUSTOM slipcovers made instead.  Why didn't I think of that in the first place???  I ordered them online from a store that I found that makes ready made and custom slipcovers.  I gave them all of my measurements and pictures of my chairs.  Fingers crossed that I will like them and they will fit just right.  I will let you know how it goes.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying my newest slipcovers in the kitchen.



Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

28 comments:

must love junk said...

How disappointing about your chairs, but it sounds like it had a happy ending! LOVE those slipcovers that you were able to use. I had my couch slipcovers custom made through an online company too, and I'm happy with them.
Also, love your reindeer head and wreath :)
Susan

Linda said...

There's always a silver lining!!! I need to buy some slip covers for my chairs!!! Could you message the name of the company you use?? I have long admired your furniture 'clothing.'

chateau chic said...

It's such a disappointment when you have your heart set on something, spend a lot of time finding the chairs, and then have them turn out to be duds. :-(
Glad you were able to use the cute slipcovers.
Mary Alice

Katie Mansfield said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly. I can't wait to see your new slip covers. The kitchen ones look cute. I should do that for a different look in my dining room.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Hopefully you can take back all of the chairs to just one store. How sad that they were all broken!

Love your paper mache deer head.

Stacey said...

Your slipcovers are perfect for your house. I'm not even that surprised about the chairs. It seems like furniture is kind of sketchy these days. It's so frustrating though especially when you go from store to store looking for the pieces. I recently did the same thing for a night stand.

Junkchiccottage said...

HI Kelly,
Love your happy ending to your chair saga. I think the custom chair covers sound pretty wonderful. I know they will look beautiful. Love the chairs covered in the kitchen. Those are super cute chair slips.
Kris

Suzanne said...

Everything looks so clean and pretty, Kelly. I can't wait to see the new slipcovers!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Sounds like you've kept a good attitude about the whole thing ... how disappointing to go to that many stores only to have to return everything. My husband would not be happy about that. I'm glad there's a happy ending for you. I look forward to seeing your new slipcovers. Have a great week Kelly!

Debby said...

Glad there was a happy ending. The chairs look nice.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, what an ordeal. I can't believe they were all broken. Can't wait to see your new slips.

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

At least the slips look pretty on your kitchen chairs and they look great with your pretty pine table. The new ones sound like a great idea for the dining chairs. Cute reindeer too.

Ron said...

It always works out in the end:)

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen, einen schönen 1. advent wünscht angie

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

OMGosh! Your slip covered chairs look so darn cute. I miss having chairs that I can cover. The view from your dining room into the kitchen looks amazing!

White Lace and Promises said...

I love the slipcovers. One of my dining room chairs (painted ladder backs) broke this weekend. I need another table and chairs. I should say, I need an old good table and chairs. Don't like the new stuff.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Don't you hate when that happens? I like your idea better I'm sure the chairs will look great! Love the deer head, I'll have to look for it when I go to Michael's!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the look of the slipcovered chairs, and I love that you'll be able to clean them. The new slipcovers will probably be a lot more economical, too!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Bummer on the dining room chairs but the new slips look great on your kitchen chairs...love the material!

Sally Somervill said...

What a nightmare! I'm glad you were at least able to use the slipcovers and they look lovely. Love the mugs!
SAlly

Doreen@househoneys said...

Opening up those boxes and seeing the broken chairs must have been so frustrating. Been there, done that. But your story has a happy ending. I think the look of slipcovers fits perfectly with your home, and I'm sure the covers for the ding room will be exactly what you are hoping for.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the look of slipcovered chairs Kelly...Can't wait to see your custom slipcovers!!...all's well that ends well...

Missy George said...

Glad things turned out OK..Your house always looks perfect..

Anne said...

What a bummer that they were all broken!I bet your new covers will look fabulous!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the slipcovers on the kitchen chairs look great. I do too like the ties in the back. I think you made a great choice in keeping your dining room chairs, and hopefully the slipcovers will fit when they arrive.

Lisa @ 2Perfection Decor said...

Everything looks beautiful.. Love the deer head and wreath.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

That's too bad about the chairs, but it sounds like you have a great plan with the custom slips! Can't wait to see those! I really like the new slips on your kitchen chairs too. And you got free mugs! :)

Christine Vandormolen said...

Kelly I have the same slipcovers from World Market in our formal dining room. they fit the chairs we already had, not perfectly but close enough.....I love them as well and it was sooo much cheaper than having some made. Too bad the chairs were so lousy and you had to return them...xoxoxo