A Very Merry 2014

Four years ago when we decided to film our first Christmas tree decorating session, we never really planned on it being a thing. Now, four years later it’s one of our favorite traditions.

We’ve explained this before here (2010), here (2011), here (2012), and here (2013). In case you wanted to see how things have evolved.

And it’s that time of year once again!

2014 was quite the year to reflect upon and we owe a huge thanks to everybody who made it so groovy.

Mudhut In The Kitchen

Mudhut Perdana Dining Chairs

For those of you wondering, yes, we are still here. We did take a bit of a break from the whole blogging thing after our kitchen remodel kicked our butts but forget excuses, let’s get back into the swing of things.

If you recall, we concluded our last blog post with the following:

I promise we’ll explain the whole “why are there no chairs at your table” thing soon but in the meantime, what do you think? Isn’t it nice with the added color in the kitchen? Are you a sew-master?

Depending on your definition of “soon” we may be a bit behind schedule on that one so without further adieu here’s the tale.

Before our kitchen remodel, this was what our dining situation looked like.


We’d hung onto the table and chairs from our apartment days and it worked fine at the time but once we rearranged things, widened the kitchen space, and knocked out that wall (epic pic below) the rectangular table just didn’t seem to make sense.

IMG_2650So we snagged this guy from Ikea which we wrote about here.

IMG_4403As you can see from the picture above we just reused our old chairs while we searched for a better set. Something that actually “worked” in our new space.

Well, we finally found them (almost a year later).

Mudhut Perdana Dining Chair Set _ Target Set of 2These suckers (the mudhut perdana dining chairs) were just listed on target’s site and have the perfect mix of rustic and modern. And to top it all off, they are incredibly sturdy.

Affordable Rustic Chairs _ Mudhut Perdana Dining Chairs _ TargetWe think they contrast nicely with the floors and add some nice weight to the room. What do you think? Anybody else have these?