I have to be honest, I'm a simple girl and can count on two hands the number of items we own that were over $500.00. So, when we first started window shopping on line for chairs I thought that the price must have been either a misprint or that it was for a set of chairs. There was no way one chair could cost between $145.00 and $525.00 (these prices were the least and most expensive chairs listed on the Su Casa website). However, after doing a little digging I found that chairs in general are pretty expensive, and a custom, solid wood, upholstered chair for under $250.00 isn't a bad price at all.
(I hope this doesn't come out badly, I'm still not sure why just one of these chairs is $525.00.)
Okay down to business. When I received the email notifying me I'd been selected as a finalist blogger for the Test it. Blog it. Win it. Contest for Su Casa Baltimore the instructions were very clear. Shop as you normally would, "no red carpet treatment" and don't reveal you are a blogger until it's time to pay. So that's exactly what we did.
Upon entering the store we were informed that there was a special if you bought a table and 4 chairs you got 2 additional chairs free. So after choosing a table and keeping the special offer in mind we quickly had a short list of favorite potential spots to park our cabooses (or is it cabeese? I never know with this sort of thing.). Anyway, after about an hour of rearranging the furniture at Su Casa - Kenilworth (you know this table, that chair... This chair, that table...) we finally decided on....
Their Stats: L18” X 24” X H39”
Just like with the tables, there were a few really close contenders.
These were simple clasic chairs that sort of remind me of king and queen thrones. I think with our choice of table, they would have just been a little too matchy matchy. Like many of the tables we saw, they were beautiful, but just not for us.
This chair was such a close second that I actually almost changed my mind after hearing all of your reader comments. I really had the phone in hand and had dialed all but the last number when I caught a glimpse of my toddlers place at the table immediately after a meal. The Texas chair has these 9 beautiful buttons on the chair back and I just couldn't imagine cleaning smashed Cheerios out from underneath all 9 of those buttons at least once a day, sometimes twice. I still LOVE this chair and daily second guess not choosing it but every time I come back to the one we ended up choosing
Extremely simple but in a color, wasabi, that makes you say "WOW!"
(The Hub made the final decision for color because I really wanted him to like what we got and I have to say, I LOVE it!)
The Valencia is our clean and sophisticated choice. for us, it was the perfect marriage of comfort, like our old chairs, and the classic style we're hoping to grow into. It's a chair that I'm not worried about spilling something on. These chairs will look great for every day and will be so easy to clean and will look beautiful when we have company as well.
The back legs have this cute little flair that makes them just a little bit less ordimnary. It's like a little wink that makes me smile.
If wasabi isn't your color...
there are 8 other color options.
Oh and in case you were wondering, the deal for buying a table and 4 chairs and getting 2 additional chairs free is still going on so definitely check it out! it could save you several hundred dollars (especially if you have expensive taste in chairs).
So those are the choices and our order has been placed. Like I mentioned here, we're just waiting on the call. In the mean time, the next thing we'll need to talk about, and some would argue the most important thing, is our shopping experience. Stay tuned and keep the comments coming. You might want to let me know if you've posted about this little project of mine and link it on your Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest pages. I'd love to see what you're saying! Next time you'll get to meet Pat and the ducks, and if your leaving comments and linking people back to my blog posts, you just might get the chance to take a little piece of Su Casa home to your Casa!
Till next time,