Styling my home has never come naturally to me and I think it is partially due to the fact that I want to make choices that are timeless, and well, making the actual choice is hard for me. I know what I like as far as style but putting it all together gives me anxiety. I have been dreaming about getting new dining chairs for quite some time.
My original chairs were purchased off craigslist and they are sound chairs but I am just aching for something different. My old farmhouse table cannot be replaced as it is a family table and I do not want to replace it but the chairs need an upgrade for sure.
I have decided that a metal chair will probably suit our family well considering they will last a long time and this is just one more step to getting my farmhouse. Or, that’s what I keep telling myself.
I have the material chosen but the style is what is the difficult part. And price point….does it matter? Is cheaper a different metal? All questions I still barely have the answer to. So, as I do more research, here are the ones that I currently love and you will be able to tell why this is such a difficult choice. Maybe I just need one of each!
My first set of chairs that I am pretty heads of heels on are the Morgan Arm Chair on Joss&Main’s website. I like that they have a different design than most of the metal dining chairs that are typical. I also adore the wood seat and the rustic gun metal color. $355.99 for a set of 4 isn't a terrible price but it isn't the cheapest I have found.
The antique white of these lovelies have also been on my mind, also on Joss&Main’s website. The O’Connor Side Chair looks very sturdy. My only concern is the seat and it being a bit too slippery or not wide enough for comfort? These babies are $290.99 for a set of 4.
Target had some great options too. Like these Carlisle low back metal dining chairs. These have the similar shape to the Morgan’s but the same seat as the O’Connor. While the concern with the seat is still there. These would seem to be a good compromise for the shape and if having the wood no longer was a thought. At $99.99 for 2, these are the cheapest option.
Finally, something completely not from the inspiration at first but now I am starting to adore are these, Franklin wood seat dining chairs. I love that they are a little farmhouse mixed with a little industrial. However, these will probably not be on the list for too long because the $179.99 for a set of 2 just doesn’t do it for me.
I am definitely still trying to decide but, after looking at thousands (not an exaggeration), I am just thankful at this point to have the choices nailed down to four. Beyond that, I am so very thankful that I have a husband who reels me in on money and wanting all of the things.
Let me know in the comments what your favorite is!
Fueling your body with both healthy, whole foods, but also good vitamins and minerals are essential. There are a few staples that I use every day in order to keep my health on track. Let’s face it, in today’s market, it is hard to get every health source we need from our foods.
Those are the essentials that are beneficial for a human that is non-active to very active. Below are some added essentials for me as a powerlifter and active person. My body takes a toll on the training regimen that I am on so I make it a point to pay extra attention to my muscles.
I hope you learned a thing or two on what and why these are essentials and could be staples in your life. At the very least, please, please, please, take a multivitamin. Your body will thank you.
The tween years can be the most difficult to parent. Sure, the newborn stage of missing sleep is terrible also BUT having a tween can be a pretty good equivalent. Tween years (ages 8-12) are also the most sensitive, direction driven years that can and will impact the child’s future. Surviving these years can seem like well, something like The Hunger Games. If you still haven’t read that book, you need to, to see what I mean.
I have come know, with a now, eleven year old, some things that have helped her evolve and grow with mutual respect for each other’s roles through each phase of our family.
There is no book of parenting, especially for raising tweens, that is for sure. But, starting with letting them be an individual and figure some things out for themselves with you by their side to steer them when they are in the ditch and be their sounding board, can aide in developing a wonderful adult.
For you, what is the most difficult part of raising a tween? Comment below!