I can not believe it! Now I am on the brink of warm weather and outdoor dining season without chairs. Our current dining set is a Crate & Barrel hand-me-down from Bestie B that was on it's last leg when we moved here 3 years ago. Not to mention that the table is too small to accommodate a family of 5 & the substantial wooden chairs much too heavy for little ones to maneuver.
I fell in love with this table the moment I saw it. I had hoped to have Hubby build it to pair with the chairs, but now I'm second guessing whether the combination even works. The table is intended for use with coordinating benches, yet we would be opting for chairs with their back support. I feel like benches are great for quick meals, but when entertaining they aren't an inviting place to lounge and linger.
So now I'm on the hunt again. Perhaps I should look into something like this, which appear to match our conversation set.
Two negatives though:
1. I was hoping to avoid a "set" appearance.
2. The chairs are solid and block my sight line of the backyard. I preferred the airy open back of the amazon.com chairs. I wouldn't completely rule this option out, but I'm not in love with them.
As the search continued, I was able to located these substitutes. The cushions are sea foam green rather than ivory though & I was hoping to stick to neutrals. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but something to consider.
And while I'm at it, do I just scrap the farm table (I can hear Hubby's cheers now) and purchase the "set" table? Yes, I know two minutes ago I scuffed my nose at the idea of a "set", but I am brainstorming here folks. So continuing with this train of though, the deck furniture would be:
Conversation (3 person sofa & 2 club chair rockers)
I'm kind of leaning towards the iron "set". Perhaps I'm being swayed by the boxwoods and topiaries staged in the photo or just the ease of buying vs. building. Feel free to way in with your thoughts & I'll be sure to let you know what I decide. I'm an impatient thing so I'm sure the decision will be made before the weekend is over. Happy Friday!!!