Introducing the newest members of our kitchen family, the Twist Swivel Stools from World Market:
These stools are so heavy and solid. They spin, but not easily, so the kids aren't driving me crazy with spinning games. You really have to crank it to adjust the height. I love them, and I'm not being paid to say that.
But let's back up…their predecessor had a long run with us. We bought them in 2008. Miraculously they fit all of our homes in Utah, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
If something is working, it fits, and isn't broken, I don't see a need to replace it.
But they literally didn't fit this house. Not just style-wise, but in scale. They look like monsters in the photo above.
They were obviously too tall, and my kids had to sit in an uncomfortable posture reminiscent of a frog.
I watched them sitting like this for a couple of weeks then accepted that we needed new barstools for the frog kids.
As usual, when you fix one problem, another one pops up. The new stools do not match the current lighting situation.
I'm all for mixing styles, but this is a full-on clash. Eventually the chandeliers will be switched out for something more relaxed, but it's not at the top of the list.