A few weeks ago, when I introduced our new table, I mentioned that I also bought new dining chairs but they hadn’t shipped yet and I didn’t want to risk putting them on backorder for too long by sharing them before they arrived. But now that they’re here, I just want to plaster their picture everywhere because, man, they’re good.
If you’ve been paying attention, I hinted in this post that caned dining chairs were the it chair of the year and I was on the hunt for some for our dining area. I looked for a few weeks and added many to my cart on a lot of different sites, but could never pull the trigger. That’s how I know I haven’t found the item yet. We were ready to buy dining chairs, we set aside a budget, but I just hadn’t found the ones that made me worried they would sell out before I bought them–you know the feeling.
These popped up new on cb2 and I couldn’t order them fast enough. They were the exact shape I was looking for–a nod to the past, but refreshed. It’s kind of the whole vibe we’re going for in this home. The frame is a shiny black beech wood with a natural rattan back and a plush black boucle seat. I was a teensy bit worried about an upholstered seat with kids, but it being black eased a lot of my concerns and we’re going to spray the seats with scotch guard as an extra precaution, too. The seat is firm, but so incredibly comfortable.
Although there are six around the table here (and I think we’ll keep it that way for every day use) I actually bought 7 chairs since we could fit one more easily and I wanted to have a matching spare. Plus, this chair is so cute it would look amazing by itself tucked under a painting, in an entry, or corner of a bedroom. It has so much personality it could definitely stand on its own.
And although this post is more about the new chairs, I’d be out of line if I didn’t point out the sneak peek of the fresh paint job that’s happening here! The paint is still in progress and taking a little longer than we thought, but every day it’s like we can breathe a little easier. We have a full post coming about it, but in case you’re wondering, the walls are Sherwin Williams Alabaster and the trim is Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige at 75%.
Eventually we’ll replace the flooring and windows but I’ll probably paint the window sashes until we get around to that. And I’m currently on the hunt for a pendant to replace the current light. I’m thinking of a more solid pendant, with a vintage/industrial vibe. I think because the chairs are more of an attention grabber, having a light that’s less busy will really balance out this breakfast nook. I’m rounding up favorites to share soon!
For now, here are some more caned dining chairs I love and considered!: