houston, the chairs have landed

7th December 2012

So you guys remember those white eiffel chairs I bought a few weeks ago from HomeSav? Well, they arrived over the weekend and I am in love. Seriously over the moon.

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! 

  • Iz

    Wow, Gem! I love them! Good find… I’ve been really non-committal about a set of chairs over the years but these are pretty enticing!

    • gemma

      Well I would absolutely recommend them! So comfy, so pretty, and easy to clean. And for $88 a pop (though still not cheap), they were much better priced that other chairs I was coming across.

      xo,
      gem

  • HomeSav

    This blog post is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your experience :)

    We will be holding more modern chair sales soon – so tell all of your fans to keep their eyes peeled!

    • gemma

      Amazing!! Thanks Amanda! :)

      xo,
      gem

  • Britt @ My. Daily. Randomness.

    I was also admiring these chairs a while back… who can resist them for only $88 each! You made a wonderful choice, they look gorgeous with your harvest table.

  • Lisa @ Wicked and Weird

    Wow, your dining room looks fantastic! I love these chairs, I was so tempted by them…

    • gemma

      Thanks Lisa! Yeah I couldn’t resist the chairs… so fab :)

      xo,
      gem

  • B

    Wow,
    Love theese chairs too. And the best price i saw is 114 a chair.
    I’m looking at the ones with the metal base.
    I basicaly ran and registered on homsav, i did not know about that. Website.
    It makes me think of homesense.
    Did you have to pay for custom fees when they arrived.
    I live in Canada .
    Are they white like ikea furniture or whiter.
    Theese might work for me.
    Looooove the contraste with your table.

    • gemma

      Yeah the price is great, eh? No custom fees in Canada and the white is pretty crisp. No absolutely snow white, but not too creamy either. I would say it’s slightly whiter than IKEA stuff.

      Good luck!!

      xo,
      gem

  • Katherine

    So happy to see your experience! I have been debating over the knock-offs for a while and haven’t pulled the plug because of some negative reviews on amazon and elsewhere. Glad to hear you’ve had a good experience!

    I just saw HomeSav has a sale coming up tomorrow so I will be ordering these puppies soon!

    • gemma

      Amazing, Katherine! Hope you love yours as much as I love mine. Happy shopping! :)

      xo,
      gem

  • Shannon – AKA DESIGN

    I am a huge fan of Homesav and the Eames “knock-offs”. I missed getting the chairs at Homesav – because we were in the midst of a move when they were on sale – but we got some from Kitchen Stuff Plus (for a little less): http://www.kitchenstuffplus.com/search/KSP%20Eiffel%20chair.aspx

    • gemma

      I discovered the Kitchen Stuff Plus ones recently too — those are a great price!! Glad you snagged them :)

      xo,
      gem