these from West Elm but when we went to order them, we found out they are on back order until January 2013 on top of being so pricey.
So I kept looking and found this offer on Craigslist:
I was intrigued and showed Adam. Then Adam was intrigued...
Any guesses what happened next? :)
We went for a spontaneous date night to Charlottesville last night, an hour and a half away, to visit these lovely chairs--eat at Chipotle--shop at Whole Foods--and visit Anthropologie for the first time.
It was a ridiculously good night.
The chairs were exactly how the seller explained with original tags on each. They are Calligaris Isola Dining Chairs, made in Italy, currently selling on Amazon for $562.99 a pair, that is $281.50 per chair! See here and here.
We bought eight chairs--YES 8--for $380!
I am still in shock.
Adam and I cannot believe how comfortable they are and truly love their style. The only set back is the cherry finish and cream leather seats. They do not entirely "fit" in with the rest of our decor but for the price and quality--we had to take the deal!
The size of the chairs are a perfect match for our Ikea table allowing us to seat 6 comfortably.
Here is the part where I need you!
Please tell me your honest opinion about the cherry finish with the rest of our house--does it clash? Match?
Should we keep the chairs as they are?--Should we refinish them?--Should we sell them and make a profit?
Adam and I are really torn because of the cherry color but LOVE how they feel while sitting in them. It's a close call, we would really appreciate hearing your thoughts.
Also, while we are on the topic of asking for help, what style rug should we buy for under the table?
Okay I'll leave you with a 'before' and 'after' photo, simply tell me which you like best!
Thanks for your help :)
P.S. Can you spot the one new addition (besides the chairs) in the after photo? Hint: My very first purchase from Anthropologie :)