The story of how they arrived is kinda funny. I got home one evening to find the puralator note saying that they had been and I had something to pick up at their outlet. I had ordered a couple of calendars, so figuring that that’s what they were, the next day I just strolled down to our ‘hood to pick them up (probably a 15 minute walk). I handed the guy my slip, and he proceeded to go to the back and bring up two huge boxes. The guy totally laughed at me when he saw the bug-eyed look on my face (and then my total squealing when I realized they were the chairs). These boxes weren’t really of the stroll back to my house with them in hand variety. Whoops. I went back the next morning with hubby and car in tow… to bring home two of these bad boy boxes.
I couldn’t wait even two minutes before ripping these boxes open and getting started on putting them together. Luckily, hubby didn’t mind my over-excitement and was happy to help.
The legs and chair tops came separately, all wrapped really well. No damages or anything to worry about.
Dan screwed the bases to the tops (it was SUPER easy – like 2 minutes per chair)..
.. and then I stuck some of those felt bottoms to the four legs. I don’t know about you guys, but I use these on everything. Not only does it mean less damage to your floors, but the chairs just slide so much more easily, too.
And here they are put together! The white is a beautiful rich white, and not too creamy coloured.
The bases are gorgeous too. I love the contrast between the black metal and the light wood legs. They have so much interest and dimension. Come to mama.
And one of the best parts? How easily all 6 tuck under our table. They take up so much less space than our 4 old big ones (way shorter and more narrow), and actually make the whole room feel bigger. And just more sexy. Ya, I said it. These chairs are hot little tomales.
We had some friends over for a little Christmas celebration last Saturday (the same day the chairs arrived), hence the cookies and things. But see how nicely the chairs work with the table? The juxtoposition of rustic table + modern white chairs is totally my bag.
Oh and the comfort is amazing. I sat at the dining room table this week for several hours in a row doing work and my backside was happy as a clam. They have a nice amount of give to them, but keep your posture nice and tall.
Alright I think that’s enough oohing and ahhing over the chairs. They aren’t for sale anymore on HomeSav, but I know that they come up from time to time. Make sure you sign up for HomeSav and keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested. Plus they have lots of great deals on other stuff there too.
Have a favourite chair of your own? Do you love the Eames ones as much as I do? Their designs were just so smart and so comfortable, don’t you think? Have any big weekend plans? We’re doing some Christmas celebrating with Dan’s side of the fam. Food, laughs, tree decorating. Can’t wait!