Wishbone Dining Chairs

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You guys, we have new dining room side chairs!!  I honestly cannot believe it.  Before I share with you the new wishbone side chairs, I want to remind you of what it looked like before.

Previous Dining Chairs

These chairs have been with us since the beginning.  They were passed down (along with an entire dining room set) from my husband’s grandmother.  Three years ago we swapped out the matching head chairs for these larger slipcovered ones, and at the same time I painted the side chairs gray to update them from their dark brown stain.  You can see the original chairs at this end of this post I did at the time.  I never really loved how they turned out, but they worked.  A few more years passed and I didn’t even want to sit in them anymore.  The cushions were breaking down, and while I could have redone the cushions, I was just over trying to make those chairs work for us.

Wishbone Dining Chairs

After looking back all of my inspiration dining rooms, I decided on wishbone chairs.  They were in almost every room I had pinned so I took that as a sign that liked them.  A lot.  😀

Isn’t it crazy how different it feels in here just by switching out the side chairs?!  I’m so in love with them!  I went with these Walnut wishbone chairs from Overstock.  They come in a set of two for less than $300.  I was worried they might not be very comfortable, but was shocked when I sat down in them.  The seats are incredibly comfortable, as are the backs.  Far more comfortable than most upholstered seats I’ve sat in.  Maybe it’s the angle of the back along with the arms.  I don’t know, but it’s so comfy!

There’s also one other new addition to this space!  Can you guess what it is??

It’s the white bowl on the table.  I’ll be sharing that DIY with you guys next!


wishbone chairs // slipcovered chairs // dining table // chandelier // DIY mudcloth pillows // mirror // DIY refinished piano // DIY botanical art // clear vase // DIY white bead bowl // DIY drapes // bamboo blinds – Antigua Natural color // DIY fabric covered sideboard – no sew // vintage dough bowl (similar here)

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  1. cassie bustamante Avatar

    i love them!!! i love the modern edge! 🙂

    1. Shelley Avatar

      Thank you, Cassie! I love the mix of styles, but mostly how much more comfortable they are. Believe it or not the old seats were making my seat fall asleep 🍑💤

  2. Sonja Kapavik Avatar
    Sonja Kapavik

    Great job…I’ll probably copy this as well. I just love your ideas and updates.

  3. Shelley Avatar

    That makes me so happy, Sonja! Copy away!!

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