Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Matchy Patchy...*meh*

I usually am an organizational freak.

I am one of those people that likes to purge all the crapola out of their house super frequently.

Sometimes I even have trouble with stepping out on a limb with mixing patterns and colors.

*GASP*

There I said it.

That is why am am confused/befuddled/pleasantly surprised by my affinity to the mismatched chairs look.
I LOVE IT!

I can't get enough of it and it makes me want to scour every thrift store within a fifty mile radius to find the perfect blend of quirky beautiful chairs to go around my dining table.










And I think my whole love of mismatched chairs started with these...I completely adore the idea of taking completely different chairs and making them a set with paint and fabric.

Somebody catch me, I'm getting weak in the knees...(c:

And don't forget the Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!!

Enter now!

33 comments:

Simply Kelly said...

My fav were the chairs of the same color and fabric-- but different designs. I think my OCD could handle that :-)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I soooo love mismatched chairs! Haven't done it yet but it's been on my mind a LOT lately :)

Oh and I wish I could be as good as you and purge so frequently. I need some help in that dept :) xoxo

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Yep, lvoe some mixed up chairs. So cute!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love the mismatched chair look - especially when paired with the matching fabric. So cute! I think the hubs would kill me if I got rid of all of the Pottery Barn chairs I HAD to have years ago in favor of some thrift store finds.

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I love, love, love that look too!! So fabulous. Now, I just need to find the perfect mismatched chairs :)

Portuguese Prepster said...

We have mismatched chairs at our beach house and it looks so fun and relaxed!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

I love the mismatched chairs with the same fabric!

Taj Acosta said...

oooh I love the turqoise ones!! I think i might love this, but I am super organizational like you and might get sick of it in two minutes! lol xo -Taj

Julip Made said...

Hahah I'm the same way... color coded closet and all other ocd tendencies. Although, the only reason I purge is because of the lack of space in our apartment. Our dining room table and chairs are in need of a new coat of paint so maybe a way to bring in the mis-matching.

Alexa said...

Oh I love that look. Wish I had a table that it worked with!
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Marie said...

Mis-matching chairs has its own charm and gives the room some personality, I LOVE IT! So fun!
xx Marie

christine donee said...

I love love love love love love (too much?) love mixed chairs. We're doing that for our backyard table. One side will have a bench and the rest will be different chairs.

Kim @ keller-creative said...

So I love the different chairs in the same color and pattern fabric but I can't get my straight lined, symmetry loving self to do the different chair thing. I am so not cool enough for that.

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

I do mismatched painted chair at my dining table. I think it's so whimsical!

By the way--I'd be DElighted to have you as a diy guest poster!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I am the exact same way as you are! I do love the mismatch chairs look too, though!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Agreed! It is so mismatched that they look completely styled! Also, I am a compulsive purger so I can totally relate!

DecorandtheDog said...

I am just now starting to get over matchy matchy....key word, starting. I do LOVE these inspiration images!!

Amanda {Eclectic Snapshots} said...

I am OBSESSED with this post.
{and your blog - found it thru bijou & boheme}
My fave look is when completely different styles of chairs have been painted and upholstered to match - mismatched but still stylish.

birdie to be said...

I love the idea of having mismatched chairs! I love all these colors together!

Jessie said...

Great collection of mismatched chairs! Love the charm and casual vibe from these chairs!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Ashley said...

I'm the same way! I love cleaning the house and like things organized, but adore the mismatched chairs look! Add a nice flair of character

Bud and Leo said...

love this idea! And everyone in your fam could chose theirs :)

Shelley said...

Ohhhhhh.... I so love the look of mismatched chairs. If I can ever get around to doing something to my dinning room, this is definitely what I want to do with the chairs.

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Girl I am right there with you!! I LOVE mismatched chairs and feel like it exudes a certain personality and taste!!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Aubrey you seriously crack me up! 'Purge the crapola' is my new favourite saying! My current obsession is mismatched chairs too, just can't get enough of them! I love those rustic chairs in the second pic!

Sara Mueller said...

I love the look but I could never do it with confidence. Great pictures!

Cait said...

wow beautiful pictures! You should check out my giveaway I'm having on my blog to win a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow compact :)

tina / half of what I say said...

Aubrey, I love your mismatched chairs, so very you! Reading your writing is just fantastic, such a great way to start my day. You completely make me smile. :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I love non matchy matchy home decor!! The first table with all those amazing chairs is my fav!

emily said...

I am the same way -- I usually love symmetry, but like the look of mixed chairs. I am especially loving that last image -- maybe it's the dog, but I'm thinking it's the same paint and fabric that's doing it for me.

Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage said...

I adore mismatched chairs. Really cute.

Buying a matching set of anything gives me heartburn.

lindsay said...

Love mismatched chairs. I will do it....someday. And I so wish I could purge things - I'm terrible Im waiting for Hoarders to show up at my door. Great blog.

Things To Do said...

I love mismatched chairs too. And I've also found that if you happen to go to a restaurant that has mismatched chairs your food is going to be good. I think it's a mismatched chair law or something. :)