Our new caned dining chairs are here!!!

July 24, 2019

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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!:


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  1. Mon says:

    Really lovely room! So perfectly casually elegant.

    Quick question- can you share the rough dimensions of this dining room nook? I’ve been struggling if my dining room needs a 60” or 72” round table (corner fireplace gives us similar angles as yours). I’ve taped it out, read guidelines, and still am unsure of which matches what I want for the room. Sigh.

    This morning I brilliantly thought renting a table in each size would let me see it all in situ. Is that crazy?!

  2. Rebecca says:

    So two kinda crazy questions:
    1: could you post a pic of you (and/or) Chris sitting in the chairs? I love these, but me and my husband are also tall/thin and I worry they won’t fit us? do you find them comfy?
    2: would you think it was crazy to pain the canning black?! I’m obsessed with these chairs but I feel black canning would look better with my dining room. Am I crazy? have you ever painted canning?

  3. Cherlyn says:

    Beautiful table and chair combination! I agree that a new light fixture would be in order but I absolutely LOVE the natural wood window sashes and would hate to see those go. I also really think the flooring is gorgeous, especially with the newly painted walls. I am an interior designer by trade, and let me tell you, it’s easy to get caught up in making lots of changes in order to make a space look completely different, but I think you will find that once the kitchen cabinets are painted, those wooden sashes will be just what the space needs to warm it up.

  4. Stacy Koehn says:

    Chairs are great – table too! Floor great. Chair seats look like they would be very easy to change fabric if you want a different look. The caned chairs really work with the table. Bravo!

  5. Noni says:

    You are amazing. This all looks so great! I’ve been wanting cane chairs and so thanks for doing my research for me! We also have similar contrasting trim with white walls and I LOVE IT. So many people ask me whether I am going to paint my trim (after changing all the walls to a white)- and I say, nope, it’s exactly how I like it, and then I send them to your Instagram ????????????

  6. Shelly says:

    Good choice, chairs look great with that table. I see others out here suggesting you paint your light fixture, I say do what you want, since you are eventually changing it out why bother painting it? I’m sure you guys have alot more on your plate than worrying about a silly light fixture right now.

  7. Erin P says:

    Beautiful as always and I’m sure it will just become more of a stunner as you proceed in your own time! I just wish people could be more thoughtful with their comments. Glad it’s feeling more like home for you. ????

  8. Nichole says:

    I’m wondering if this light might work:
    Lighting sale starts tomorrow…

  9. Melkorka says:

    so good!

  10. Jolie says:

    Love everything you do! Could you share the source for your vase on the table?

  11. Mirela says:

    A-mazing! I was one of the readers who was surprised your are painting your trim darker then your walls. But man this looks beautiful! And thank you for sharing progress photos and not just the final look – I enjoy them even moore. Now I want those chairs, too…:)

  12. yasmara says:

    Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige is such a great color – too bad they couldn’t come up with a better name for it. I’ve used it in 2 houses.

  13. Brooke Bullard says:

    I love the style of these and how they look with that table! Not a fan of the fabric though. It reminds me of a cheap old chair you would find at a thrift store. Otherwise, gorgeous!

  14. Patricia says:

    Yes, heavy on the scotchguard or possibly even waterproofing spray (for raincoats or shoes). When my granddaughter was younger, i’d cover the chair seat with a hand towel … you could use black and it would hardly be noticed.

  15. EP says:

    Gorgeous. I love cane but always worry about how it will hold up. I grew up with cane chairs and they always had some sort of tear.

    The paint looks great too. I just noticed this exact same contrast trim in a high end flip home near me (a Tudor!)

  16. Annie says:

    Gosh those chairs are dreamy. And the table. And the new paint!! Loving the direction you’re going in this house. And love seeing you making it “home” for your family! Thanks for sharing all of the phases of your design!

  17. Caitlin Rose Low says:

    oooooooh these are goooooood!!

  18. Julie Lay says:

    Maybe paint the current pendant matte black for now?

  19. Christina says:

    Yup those are “the one”!

  20. Liz says:

    I love the new look, even if the color is “temporary”. It is so much better than the mottled beige. And, by painting the windows, it will look even better. Are you planning on using black paint for the windows. Heck, since you will eventually replace the windows, you could even test out some options on the outside – the black vs the other colors.

    Looking forward to seeing your lighting options. The current light looks so out of place with your table & chairs. If you can’t find anything right away, spray paint it black to match!

    And, can you reupholster the chair seats? I’m sure the fabric will last for a long time, but it is nice to have the option in the future. I’m currently looking for new fabric options for my dining room and that black texture is a good option.

  21. Liz says:

    Love the chairs! I would suggest putting a dish towel over the cushion when your kids are eating if they are anything like mine. We just had to throw away 4 chairs that had been scotch-guarded for that reason. Learned that lesson the hard way!

  22. Kimberly says:

    They remind me of restaurant/diner chairs, just with out the red vinyl seats. :) I can’t wait to see what light fixture you choose and the window trim painted black.

  23. Alexandra says:

    IT LOOKS SO GOOD! The table, the chairs, the paint – I love it all. Can’t wait to see what pendant you choose!

  24. Kelly says:

    They’re perfect!

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