Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Nice Surprise

Happy hump day!  How's your week going?  I'm trying hard to balance the work and personal life this week. I'm working on several fun client projects that have my wheels turning and hope to share more on those soon.  Also, tonight I have the honor of hosting 18 amazing teenagers who qualified for the 4A high school state swimming/diving championship this Friday.  Last night Mr. and I were trying to configure our dining room in a way so that all the kids could sit together.  I think we've got it figured out now.  Shew!  We moved chairs, tables, stools around and came up with a plan.

(I took this grainy picture before the sun came up)

As a result, our dining chairs ended up in the kitchen.  They are rather wide and were taking up valuable real estate in the dining room.  I know you don't normally place arm chairs along the side of a table, but gosh I love them here!  The chairs are so comfortable and make us want to linger longer.  After all, this is where we spend most of our time.  Who knows, maybe they'll stay.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to run!  Have a great day!

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24 comments :

  1. OMG....love those chairs in there! Ha...I can't even remember what was in there before but those with the black and white are so fresh and good!

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    1. Sherry, if you like them here that is all I needed to know :).

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    2. I agree with Sherry - also love those chairs. What a fun event!

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  2. I love this nook & think the chairs go great there!
    I also love the print hanging on the wall. Where did you find that?

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    1. Leanne,

      Thank you! I found the chart at IKEA last fall. It was on sale for $5 believe it or not. Not sure if they still have them.

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  3. It's always fun to mix up your furniture and get surprised when it works in a completely different room.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  4. I am so in love with your kitchen seating! We have a built in bench as well, and I cannot decide on fabrics for it or pillows... this is such an inspiration!!

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    1. Well, we have recovered the bench cushion several times over the years and this last time we used an outdoor fabric. It seems to be holding up better that the previous ones. Good luck!

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  5. They look great there. Congrats to the swimmers!

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  6. I love it! And the cherry on top is that it makes everyone want to linger longer!

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  7. Those chairs looks perfect....I want to paint the walls black.
    Wow, love to be in that room with all those athletes. 18! Wow. Fun age.
    pve

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  8. Looking good! I just came across your blog and I can't wait to check out more... new follower! xm

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  9. looks so comfy and cozy. Always lovely.

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  10. I love them there!

    Sounds like we are living parallel lives! I am hosting 10 teenage girls on Saturday night for a sleepover because my girl was so distraught she missed a dance last weekend due to a out of town soccer tourney!

    Good luck to your swimmers!
    xo~Jill

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  11. Love the chairs, I think they need to stay. Hugs, Marty

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  12. that sounds really cool - have a great time this eve!!! and good luck to them this friday!

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  13. Looks gorgeous! I love every bit of this space. Good luck to the swimmers!

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  14. Thanks everybody! Fingers crossed there's enough food.

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  15. How exciting about your swimmer and team making it into the championship! Good luck to them! Have fun tonight.

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  16. Girl, you are busy. Good for your son and teammates. SO awesome. Thinking of all of you. Enjoy this hectic but exciting time. xo

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  17. Thnking of you tonight Rene! Yay for all of the accomplished teenagers! That is quite an honor. Hope the evening is lots of fun for all and what a fabulous mom you are. You and your hubby must be so proud of your son. Also, I love those chairs in your kitchen!

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  18. You are a great mom! I love your involvement with your kids. Thanks for the compliments on our room. I hope you have a great dinner and rest of the week. xo Nancy

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