Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Dining Suite....Complete!

The dining suite is complete and in a strange twist of fate, it was due to a lack of funds that we ended up with this combination.

I'm completely out of money so the replica chairs I originally wanted at between $200-$400 each are completely out of the question. Even the replica Eames DSR chairs on sale for $59 each are too expensive, so I thought I these Jupiter chairs from Freedom would be a good stop gap until I could afford 'proper' chairs again. They're $49 and I also got 10% discount because I have RACQ membership. Did anyone else know about this discount?? So they came down to just $44.10 each!!

So awesome, but...I had to put them together myself.

God bless flat packs. It keeps the prices down and keeps building dopes like me furnished when all you need is an allen key.

Seriously, it was just 4 steps per chair to put them together, although it still took me over an hour. They only needed an allen key and a bit of balance.

These chairs are idiotproof.

...and surprisingly comfortable. 

I'm amassing an impressive collection of allen keys.

I'm loving these together. It's very Scandinavian. I think I'll even keep them permanently and not as a stop gap solution.

I think I'll need to get a rug though as the legs are quite pointy. They have rubber bits on them, but I think eventually they will end up denting the floorboards or if they come off, scratching the floorboards.

I don't know what of rug though...I'm thinking maybe just a flat jute rug.