Provincial Crossback Chairs Feature on the Block

As the season of Channel 9’s hit TV show The Block is wrapping up, they have shifted to the outdoor space. We were super excited to see not one, but two of the teams feature our Provincial Crossback Chairs in their outdoor dining area!

Brad and Dale used our Black Provincial Chairs alongside a timber table with matching black legs. 

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While twins Alisa and Lysandra went for clean white lines of the white Provincial Crossback Chairs, matched up with an oak timber table top and matching coffee table.

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BRAND NEW: Provincial Carver Crossback Chairs

We are excited to stock a new addition to our French Provincial range. Perfect at the ends of the table or just adding a bit more to your dining table, the carver chair is a slightly wider version of the French Provincial Crossback Chair, however with the addition of armrests.

Check out the images below!

Natural Coloured Carver Crossback Chair

Natural Coloured Carver Crossback Chair

Carver Crossback Chair in Brown

Carver Crossback Chair in Brown

Black Carver Crossback Chair

Black Carver Crossback Chair

White Carver Crossback Chair

White Carver Crossback Chair

Comparing Provincial Furniture

So last week we had introduced some new colours to an old favourite product, the Provincial Breakfast Stools. Firstly, I’d like to add that we have a new addition to the family, which comes in the colour White! Our breakfast stools have been very popular and we have had a lot of requests to get these stools in other colours so here it is!

White Provincial Breakfast Stool

White Provincial Breakfast Stool

Now to the main point of this post, I’d like to show you the differences in our stools and some of our competitors on the markets. Especially when it comes to the coloured stools. Our natural and brown stools are made from a  hardwood oak. Our black and white stools are made from birch wood. The reason behind this is due to the nature and physical appearance of each wood.

Oak is a beautiful hardwood, with a strong underlying grain. This is a majority of its appeal, and for naturally stained or brown stained stools, we want to show this off. Birch is also a hardwood and is closely related to the Oak family. Birch is finer grained and paler in colour, and as such, takes colour paint a lot better than other woods (trust me, we experimented with different woods!). With birch, the paint settles smoothly and evenly with little interference with the paint itself.

Onward to staining/colouring. I’ve included a picture of a close up of joints of a stool. When the product is sprayed with the colour, you have an uneven finish around the joints. This is because the colour cannot get into all the small joints of the stool. Alternatively, you can stain every piece of wood involved in the process. This takes a lot longer as staining and drying time is required, although you are left with a far more even stain, and a better looking product overall.

Stain vs Spray On Colour

Note the difference in a Stain (bottom) and a spray on colour (top)

Also, as you may recall in my last post, I talked about the rustic finish and patina of certain provincial products that is quite a desired look. Our rattan seating has been treated and brushed with a black finish to emulate this look instead of the synthetic look you get from a clean finished rattan seat top. I hope the photo below can illustrate the differences.

Breakfast Stools Patina

Stools & Chairs Provincial Breakfast Stools are finished with a black wash on the rattan seat giving it the aged look

New Products! Provincial Bar Stools / Breakfast Stools

We have a new edition to the ever popular bar or breakfast stools in our provincial seating range. I’m very happy to showcase 2 more colours. The Brown Provincial Breakfast Stool and the Black Provincial Breakfast Stool.

Brown Breakfast Stool

Brown Breakfast Stool

Black  Breakfast Stool

Black Breakfast Stool

This is in addition to our ever popular Provincial Seating Range which draws inspiration from cultural hotspots in French cities such as Blois and Orléanss in the Loire Valley, and at Lyon or Liège. Our Provincial Range has features typically associated with French Provincial Furniture which include the lines and the rattan seating reflecting the countryside backgroung and surrounding of the chair maker.

The variety of colours available in our Provincial Stools and Chairs, while appearing modern and contemporary, are all very common and true to the history of Provincial Furniture. Our rattan seating comes with a black wash, emulating the much coveted and adored look of the accumulation of grime, polish and dirt which is common to an aged patina. Patina, is what is referred to as the coating, or sheen of the wood or surface of furniture. Furniture enthusiasts are always on the lookout for an “aged patina”, which is acquired usually through age and exposure and skin contact. Patinas can provide a protective layer to materials that would otherwise be damaged by corrosion or weathering. Also, and they are very visually appealing to enthusiasts and amateurs all the same.

Follow our Stools & Chairs Blog , as our webmaster will be talking about the differences between our Provincial Chairs and Stools compared to some of our competitors and what we look out for when sourcing our products. Buy our new Provincial Breakfast Stools now for only $119 each! We are sure this is the best quality product and price in Australia guaranteed! If you find a cheaper product elsewhere, let us know and we’ll beat it by 5%.

Lower Prices on our Provincial Crossback Chairs – under $100!

We here at Stools & Chairs really believe in bringing the Australian customer the best quality lowest priced furniture. We review our prices on our products daily and if we believe we can offer a better deal, we will! We have reduced the price on our popular Provincial Crossback Chairs to under $100 each! As of the time of writing, our White and Black chairs are currently on backorder till the end of April, but the rest are available. They come shipped in a box of 2, but if you want to mix and match colours, just email myself or Sales and we will sort it out for you =)

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Chairs maketh thy Restaurant

Who doesn’t love a beautifully decorated cafe or restaurant. A warm welcoming feeling as you walk in to a place that feels like home before you even tasted the food. The feature walls, the grand and intricate details of the tables, and of course the chairs and stools that we spend a couple hours in savouring our meals. I love seeing a well decorated restaurant, it makes me feel so much more relaxed when eating. Please don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of great hole in the wall’s and simple places that have great food, but I believe to have a great and comfortable dining experience, the decor is just as important.

Below are some of my favourite examples of beautiful stools and chairs in restaurants I’ve been to in the last few months.

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Braza Restaurant, Darling Harbour, Sydney

The restaurant has continued their South American cuisine through the decor, with colourfully painted walls and dividing shutters. The tables matches their food with a rustic feel to it, and paired with the Provincial Crossback Chairs, look great!

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Wat Da Pho, South Melbourne, Melbourne

A friend of mine sent me a message about this fun new Pho place in Melbourne that opened up a few months ago. You can just see the cheeky yellow and white tolix stools that are sticking out from underneath the tables.

Remember, you can find all the Stools and Chairs found in the restaurants a place in your home at our website here. Remember, we offer the lowest prices for online furniture in Australia guaranteed.