After lugging the three counter stools and sample kitchen chair home on Sunday, Ian opened up the box, pulled out the first stool and and plunked it by the island. We knew right away that it didn't work. The espresso wood on the stool was still not dark enough, and the overall size seemed to overwhelm our space. Sigh.
We called the store immediately and asked if we could switch them with the other model we had also looked at. In black leather. We were fortunate that they have a couple in stock. So by mid week we will have these in our kitchen:
Of course, I had shown my sister a photo of the ones we originally purchased, as she thought we had ordered these. She was very diplomatic on the weekend, but when I told her we were exchanging them for the Lem model, she fessed up and said that she thought these were better anyway. The mechanism on the other one was too bulky. I guess that's why she's a designer and I'm not.
The funniest thing was, when Ian returned the chairs yesterday and explained why it didn't work in our kitchen, the fellow said to him that he understood -- he knows that designer types like IAN can be very discriminating, so it was no surprise that we returned them.
DESIGNER Ian?!!!! Guffaw! Hubs didn't say anything. And he wasn't even wearing head-to-toe black. He couldn't get over the hilarity of it.
So that was my joke of the day. Colin and Justin better watch their backs!