Tomorrow I’m getting a dining table that I’ve only seen a dimly lit photo of while it was upside down in a storage shed. Why? Well, it’s free, and it will be delivered to my house. What I did notice about it in the photo was that it had intricate legs and is the perfect shade, so I know I can make it work. I’ve been lusting after a farmhouse table, and it’s not exactly that, but I think the chairs that I pick to go with it can make a huge difference.
My latest dining obsession is the use of a bench. But, probably not what you’re thinking of. I don’t love the traditional backless benches because I don’t think they’re very comfortable. I would love to have something like this on one side:
But, picture it with a pretty fabric seating cushion. Then, for the remaining seats, I want these type of chairs, each with a different fabric for the seat:
I tried to find a complete look to show you what I’m going for, but I had a really hard time finding pictures! The best I could do is a picture I already showed you in a previous post, but it works here too:
Sean thinks that the bench is a bad idea because people will have a hard time getting in and out. I argued that we don’t have people over for dinner all that often, so if twice a year, someone has to say “excuse me” while they push their bench back, I think that’s ok. Not to mention, I didn’t envision seating strangers there together, so I don’t think it would be a big deal. What do you think?