Ok. I officially hit my breaking point with our dining room chairs. I love them. I have this strange affinity for them but I think we need to break up. To fully understand how hard this is, you must know that we first met over 14 years ago. Yep. I have had these chairs for 14 years. And in those 14 years I am pretty sure I have painted them three or four times, added hardware pulls, and recovered them more times than I can count. Before I owned them, my sister had them for five years and before that, they belonged to an older couple for a lifetime. You see, they were built well and have been a part of countless dinner parties, birthday celebrations, and cereal eating mornings. But it’s time. table | drapes | light extension table I adore our farmhouse table. This has been one of my favorite purchases. And for those of you who get hives thinking about the deep grooves, I use a little handheld vacuum every couple of days and the crumbs vanish. Back to the chairs. It was this past weekend we we had company and each time we sat down there was a horrible squeaking noise. Then I stood back an realized just how nasty the upholstery really is. You tend to ignore it when it’s your own house. And yes, I could recover them AGAIN but I am getting tired of that routine. Not to mention, they are pretty darn heavy and because we entertain a lot that is sort of a downfall. The search is on. I have rounded up the possible contenders. Care to weigh in? bistro chair – light walnut Thonet Bentwood magical thinking chair grass lily dining chair gray bistro chairs So what do you picture in this space. I am definitely learning towards one option but don’t want to rush into anything. I might be dating these chairs for another 14 years. I want to know what I am getting myself into!