I feel like starting this post with a big long wail. And a few dozen of these. :( :( :( :(
Remember these pretty chairs I ordered from overstock for our dining room?
Well, this is now happening:
They are all boxed up and being returned because the legs kept breaking. We haven't even been able to use them for a meal yet (obvie- look at the table) but just by sitting in them to make a phone call a leg on two different chairs snapped in half. No one in our house is over 200 lbs so a chair should easily be able to hold any of us. After the first leg broke we figured it was just a fluke and a faulty chair, so we called Overstock (who were super helpful btw) and had the one broken chair replaced. But after a second leg broke on a different chair at the end of the week last week, we decided it must just be the design of the chairs- they just aren't very well made. And at this point I was terrified to actually use them because if they couldn't handle being sat in a couple times for a quick phone call then how could we trust them to hold up to regular use? I kept picturing our family coming for Thanksgiving and everyone sitting down at the table and having their chairs break underneath of them.
So after coming thisclose to sitting down and crying, I decided we need to get something else. I sure did love these pretty chairs. And they were super comfortable. Also, I'm just so ready to have this dang room done. The one nice thing about all of this was that Overstock has really great customer service (at least all the people I've dealt with through this chair fiasco).
So I'm now on the hunt for new chairs. And in the meantime our dining room is looking like this:
On a brighter note we are ready to begin phase two of the table. We're building it in three phases and phase one was the legs and base. Phases two and three will be the different materials for the tabletop and we've got the materials needed to go ahead with phase two. I am so excited to see this table come together. Now to just find it some new chairs...
Btw, don't forget about the giveaway for a $200 e-gift card to Sears from Coupons.com. Go here to enter- it ends Friday!