I was just lamenting to a friend last week that it was going to take forever to save up for chairs, and our prospects for finding a set of eight matching used/cheap ones that we liked was grim. Two days later, a listing popped up on Craigslist for these wooden school chairs. The school we bought them from had 42 chairs available and were selling them for $2 each. After tweeting about my great find, a couple of friends went an nabbed nearly all of the rest of them.
These aren’t my dream chairs. But for what we can afford, I know my dream chairs are just that… a dream. These chairs are sturdy, simple, in great shape, and best of all, only set us back $16. I can’t ask for much more than that.
I would have taken better pictures of them, but they didn’t stay in the dining room for long. We started our floor project this weekend, so now all of the living and dining room furniture is stashed in every nook and cranny of the house. The floors are looking great so far, though, and I can’t wait to share pictures of it all when it’s done. Make sure to “like” the Modern Thrifter Facebook page or follow me on twitter if you want to see in-progress painting pictures.