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$8 Chippendale Chairs

I must say it has been a very long time that I have been wanting these chairs by Jonathan Adler. They are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the bamboo look. So, first I saw them on Jonathan Adler's website for a mere $550 per chair. Then I saw them at Ballard Designs here for $200 per chair which is alot less, but still that's alot. sigh.

I popped into the Salvation Army the other day and saw these dirty, old, ugly chairs. But, they are solid wood chairs with the most beautiful design. I purchased them for $8 per chair. Yeah, they were kinda gross, but nothing a little cleaning and some spray paint couldn't fix!

I wasn't sure which fabric I should choose. These are just more occasional seating chairs, so I needed a fabric that went well with my living room......mostly whites, chocolates, and blues. So, right after I bought the chairs, I found a Dwell Studio table cloth on clearance at Target for only $12. It was a large table cloth and enough fabric to cover 5 chairs! Here is the finished product!

Check out the detail of these chairs and then compare them to the ones at ballard. They are quite similar. Mine definitely aren't as cute, but for only 8 bucks, I am happy with the results!


  1. they are just as cute, I love them! they look even better in person. you are super talented my friend

  2. These just blow me away! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Chippendale, Hollywood Regency era...and have been on the lookout for that faux bamboo look. Love it on chairs, mirrors, picture frames.

    It's all usually so expensive though, and not in my budget.

    I've never been courageous enough to re-do a thrift store find, but you make it seem easy Katie, and something I could tackle, even w/ 2 left hands!

  3. LOVE your find! I also love that table! Did you get it at HomeGoods? If so, we have the same ones! I grabbed two of them to use as nightstands in my bedroom :)


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