Ihave been on the hunt for a few occasional chairs for my dining room and extra seating. I needed chairs that were durable, easy to move around, would work in a variety of rooms including outdoor spaces, be appropriate at dining tables or as stand alone chairs, would mix and mingle with my other chairs (including my green Pottery Barn ones), and ideally, even be stackable when I needed them to get out of the way. And of course, they had to have PERSONALITY.
I wasn’t asking too much was I? Ha.
I’ve been looking for chairs for quite some time, but most of the chairs I found and fell in love were was out of my price range. Until a couple of weeks ago! I found some metal chairs on Overstock.com (this is NOT a sponsored link, FYI) that were reasonably priced for new chairs (less than $50 a piece), pretty darn stylin’ in an old funky cafe way and would work great for my needs! I was so tempted by silver or adorable red ones, but black just made more sense for my house.
They weren’t at all what I originally was thinking, but hey, I’m an eclectic kind of girl and I can go with the flow. The best thing about these chairs is when I find my IDEAL dining chairs, these will be my extra chairs and can be tucked here and there around the house.
I love these Tolix Cafe Chairs from Pottery Barn. This is where I got the idea I wanted chairs that I could take outside someday when I have a charming patio exactly like the one in the photo! These chairs are so adorable!!
One advantage of the Pottery Barn ones is they don’t have arms so if you are a little eh hem, wider (um, as many of us are) and want to completely fit in the chair, the Pottery Barn ones might be the right choice. They are more expensive, but I haven’t compared my chairs with the Pottery Barn ones side by side as far as size or quality. I do love the shape of the Pottery Barn ones though!
The other thing to note about the arms on my chairs is that the way the arms are designed they still work well with pulling up to a table, so I’m happy about that too!