I love vintage. But I think I have learned my lesson this year...a few pieces of utilitarian furniture are key in a busy child-filled home such as this.
These chairs were found in a local consignment shop. I've always wanted to go a little modern, but I've never been brave enough. These are very well made. Wood (yes, curved solid pieces of wood!), sturdy, they grip to the floor, are super easy to clean and they brighten up our kitchen which has a lot of dark wood in it and doesn't get much natural light (thus making it VERY hard to take photos of the kitchen and anything in it! Grrrr.....)
The chairs I had before were rickety vintage, all mismatched, none in very good shape or even moderately comfortable. Let's just say I had been living a vision that just wasn't working out. And holding onto a vision that isn't working out is just plain exhausting. How many times did I try and convince myself I loved the old chairs? Well, let's take another look at the good ol' "bad boyfriend" adage: people can change, but not that much. And the same goes for chairs. I supported the old chairs, but they didn't support me. They didn't give me what I needed and yet I hung around anyway. Year after year. Clearly a dysfunctional relationship.
So. Modern? Well: sometimes a person might need to reach out of the ol' comfort zone a little bit. Do things in an abnormal way to see if, perhaps, there is something to be found. Stepping out into a whole new world. Be bold. Be brave.
See, lately I've been feeling mildly uncomfortable in my own skin. Needing to push the boundaries a little bit and see if there is something else I should be seeing or doing. Wondering if there is something I'm resisting against because I'm just too worried that it won't work out in the end. That my time will be wasted.
The chairs are perfect in our kitchen. They add a factor that wasn't there before. Of course, they're just chairs. But the challenging mental exercise of putting them there in the first place, clearly that is what this about, right? And that, my friends is what I'm getting at.