The Importance of an “Extra” Chair

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in dining room, fall | 16 comments

If you came to my house… {which I’d love for you to do!}

…you’d see that I like lamps… and chairs.

I have lamps and chairs in every corner.

I was recently asked by the Design Center over at One Kings Lane which was my favorite chair.

After I thought for a minute…

…I knew just which one it was.

Fall Dining Room

It sits in the corner of my dining room, right next to the old door.

Fall Dining Room

And, it sits there for you

…my most welcomed guest!

Fall Dining Room

Because if you came to my house,

and we happened to be sitting down to dinner,

I’d want you to know that you were welcome to stay!

We actually hoped to have you and we keep this chair right here just in case you stop by!

Painted Dining Room Chair

Now, we’re probably just having cheese quesadillas

or scrambled eggs and biscuits…

…it’s basketball season, so we have to eat quick dinners.

But, we’d still love to have you!

Painted Dining Room Chair

And, thanks to the Design Resource Center ,

I can tell you a bit about this chair.

Like I know that it’s a Queen Anne style because of its cabriole legs.

Painted Dining Room Chair

And that it would have originally been covered in silk or damask,

but I’m more of a burlap girl myself. 🙂

Fall Dining Room

So, if you’re wanting to learn a little more about design and  furniture styles,

the Design Resource Center is just the place for you!

But, if you’re looking to sit around a family dinner table and grab a quick bite…

…all while hearing about the importance of learning your math addition facts in the 1st grade so that you don’t have to count on your fingers when you are in the 8th grade, and how purple shoe laces make basketball shoes look so much cuter, and how you should wear layers to keep warm while training for track…you should stop by!

We have a chair just for you.

I just hope you like what we’re having. 🙂

By the way, if you were hoping for a Christmas post about how to make a beautiful magnolia wreath that costs less than $8, then you should pop over to Finding Home!  I’m sharing the “how-to” over there today!

Life to the full!


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  1. I can see why that is your favorite chair. I love the rustic simplicty of it with its homespun seat. Your dining room looks great! xo Diana

  2. A very thoughtful post! We always have extra chairs too. Your dining room looks very inviting, Melissa, and I think your dinner conversations are important topics to be covered. Thanks for sharing! ~ Sarah

  3. Love that blue, really does make a statement!!

  4. I love that blue chair too. And pretty much everything else in that room. 🙂

  5. I love your dining room,. Has any one you don’t know come for dinner? I want to know where you got the acorns, the basket hanging on the door and the bittersweet. I enjoy your talent. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  6. I just read your post over on Finding Home. The wreath is beautiful!!! I had a question about the leaves beginning to wilt after several days though. I have a huge magnolia tree so I’d love to know a way to prolong the life of projects using these gorgeous leaves. Live in NC so it can get warm even in Nov/Dec. Any suggestions?

  7. This chair is so pretty and I had to mention the acorns hanging from your pretty chandelier, they are gorgeous. It is funny, I just read Emily’s comment and I have the same question with making them last. I suppose I could choose to look for faux magnolia leaves since I am in Northern NJ. Any thoughts???


  8. Hello Melissa!! I have that identical chair and I’ve been wanting to paint it. It was my mom’s and I’ve redone the seat but I thought I’d do it in Annie Sloan paint on it. I just haven’t decided which color I want. I wish you could see the chair – it is in our entry next to our round table. I can’t wait to go look at you magnolia wreath. Thank you for your inspirations 🙂

  9. Your dining room looks just gorgeous and welcoming! I’d love to pull up that chair to the table! Your door in the background is perfect.

  10. Your dining room is breathtaking, and your “extra” chair idea is beautiful!

  11. I LOVE this post! We used to entertain a lot more than we do now that I work full time. I miss it!! Need to incorporate it back into my weekends 😉

  12. I want to know where the acorns came from too!

  13. A charming room and a charming attitude. It made me smile, thank you.

  14. I so want those acorns or how to make them or where to find them. I also have extra chairs and benches around in our home. I’m already planning on where I want certain things put for the fall decor and can’t wait to check my shed for other things as well. I save things from year to year and have to get started soon for I do the outside as well as the inside. I did the decorations for my church dinner two years. Had to put up one day and take down the next and it just was too much but I loved doing it. Please where can I find the acorns?


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  16. The dining room is the ideal place to enjoy your meal times and share memorable moments with both friends and family. The extra chair has great importance like as some relatives come to your house and all 10 to 12 chair fill on the other side someone is remaining you need an extra chair.


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