We’ve been busy working on some home renovations lately, and I’ve been daydreaming about all of the possibilities for decorating our space. We started our renovations by transforming our formal dining room into a homeschool room, and we built a custom DIY farmhouse table and bench to serve as our school work table. I had visions of the perfect set of chairs to go opposite the bench seat (those ones you see in the photo above were borrowed from our kitchen table), but I stalled out when it came to actually finding something to fit the bill. I knew that I wanted something with a fun pop of color, but I wanted to keep the style simple and classic. Everything that I found was either too modern or too country…or just plain too expensive! I wanted a happy medium that fell somewhere between modern and traditional and something that would fit in perfectly with my vintage eclectic style of collected treasures and timeless classic pieces.
I thrive on thrifting and discovering a vintage item with lots of personality, but I also appreciate finding an affordable quality piece of modern furniture that will stand the test of time. After weeks of searching, I finally found the chairs of my dreams at Sauder!
These yellow Original Cottage X-Back Chairs are just what I was looking for!
After I found my dream chairs, I continued looking around the Sauder website for awhile, and I came up with a design inspiration board for our guest room makeover, too!
Our guest room doubles as my photography studio when we don’t have company, so I want to keep the space light, bright and warm. I fell in love with the Harbor View shutter headboard and Harbor View vintage style writing desk, but my favorite pieces on the inspiration board are the Shoal Creek Dresser and the Original Cottage Bookcase (there’s that yellow pop of color again!).
I can just imagine guests feeling welcomed into the space by the cozy style of the furniture, accented by a vintage sheet quilt (inspiration photo by The Lilly Patch) and embroidered hoop art on the wall (inspiration photo by Spoonful of Imagination) – I love hoop art! The inspiration for this new guest room space makes me super excited, and the mix of new and old objects makes my heart happy! I’m so glad that I discovered such brilliant inspiration at Sauder!
As I was spending some time on their website, I also learned a lot about Sauder Woodworking Co. that really impressed me. They are a third-generation family-run business that produces 90% of their furniture right here in the USA (in Archbold, Ohio where they started in 1934). Sauder is an environmentally conscious company who often utilizes recycled materials and high-quality trimmings and post-milling leftovers in their production and shipping processes to minimize waste. You’ve got to love a family company that values the environment and takes their commitment to quality seriously!
I highly recommend taking a peek at the Sauder website and visiting the Sauder Pinterest page for all kinds of design inspiration!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder Woodworking. The opinions and text are all mine.