Life + Style

February 27, 2015

Chairs for my Kitchen Table

I realized that I've chatted a little bit recently on instagram about our kitchen table situation but never properly shared an up date on the blog as well.  We've been lacking an area to eat in our kitchen since we moved in over a year and a half ago.  It was driving me crazy.  I don't mind eating in the dining room but it's not realistic for every single bite of food.  I realized a lack of sit down in the kitchen was just bringing an lot of unnecessary mess of all kinds into our family room.  A kitchen table not only gives a place for eating, it's also a perfect surface for crafts or board games.

Yesterday I snapped a quick picture of the current table and chairs to give you an idea of what we're working with now.  Excuse the leftover snacks, but that's real life right.  In fact, I'd say 90% of the reason I show less of my house on here than I'd like to do is because of the perpetual mess my little people create during all daylight hours!  Nothing like an authentic un-styled photo though.  I wish I could see more.

When we scored our new dining room table our old one (that you see pictured above) immediately got moved to the garage.  We just assumed that it would be too big in to ever work in the kitchen.  One night, right before Christmas, we just decided to give it a try.  It was the perfect size!  As for the chairs, they're totally working for now but they present one major problem.  Those clothes seats just aren't working with a three and four year old.  I'm also not loving the mismatched chair look but I wanted to get a real feel for how wooden chairs looked with the table versus the white chairs.  I'm always so quick to pick white over wood tones but I kind of like how they add so much warmth in our white kitchen.

I've rounded up some of my favorites for you below!   So many fun ones to chose from and they're all at pretty decent price points.


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  1. I pick bottom right. We have Pottery barn weaved chairs and food gets stuck in the cracks! It's awful but I am hoping for new chairs this fall. I'd say anything that you can easily clean with a flat surface! Love all the choices!

    1. so true! I was thinking the same thing. And this is the kitchen so long lingering conversations really don't happen enough to worry about comfort. I'm thinking clean-ability is much more important!

  2. I must agree with the previous comment. A simple seat that can easily be wiped down is best with kids. My elementary school boys still seem to spill occasionally :/ You can add interest to the chairs with the cute X on the back part, as with the Threshold chairs. Either the pale blue or the white

  3. My choice would be the top right , white cross-back.

    Simple and stylish.

    ( You could add color , if you`d want, with seat cushions )

  4. Love the Abigail Dining Chairs and the curved back and clean lines. The curved back always feels so much more comfortable to me. Also love the rustic dining chairs.

  5. I love bottom right or top middle chairs...the ghost chairs are not very comfortable for everyday sitting in my opinion!

  6. We had the same problem with two toddlers. I went with a metal bistro chair (similar to these and have been so happy. It is super easy to just take Clorox wipe to it!

  7. I love all of them but from what I HAVE :) seen of your house I feel like the bottom middle would look great! You really can't go wrong with any of them though!

  8. I've been dying to use the aqua Riviera chairs in a project, but I think the X-back beauties are more up your alley and would be a beautiful, warm addition to your white kitchen! TGIF!

  9. I really like the Carey dining chairs in blue. But I am an advocate for blues in the kitchen. It makes me think "relax". You've got a sink full of dishes or 10 people coming for dinner, but "relax". Haha
    But I agree that anything flat is better for cleaning up spilled messes. Good luck!

  10. Loving the X-Back Chairs! Your dining room table is gorgeous! Xo, Stephanie

  11. Flat is definitely best- I have antique rush seat chairs in our kitchen and stuff gets stuck. I try to make the kids sit in the ones that have simple kick pleat slipcovers on the seats- had them made to try and protect the chairs. Also, I think Ghost chairs are overdone, and you probably will get sick of them in a year. Love the other choices though!

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