Last night I went on my first Craigslist adventure. Yes, I was a craigslist virgin. I've sold a washer and dryer on there, but never purchased anything. I've been looking for 6 dining chairs that have a wood frame but upholstered seats and backs. Not parsons chairs. And not necessarily Louis-style chairs. I wasn't really going to be super picky because then it would take me 10 years to find what I wanted.
All I knew was that I wanted to paint and reupholster them. I think I've been reading too much Little Green Notebook. She makes DIY seem so easy and...fun. And I am not a DIY girl.
So when I found 6 chairs this week for $45 each, I jumped on it. Melanie and I loaded up the kids in their truck and trekked into Austin to pick up these beauties (with a McDonald's stop for ice cream as our bribe to the kids).
Aren't they just fantastic in all of their 1980's beach house glory?? I was shocked to find out that the lady, a retired decorator, had spent $400 a piece on these in 2000. Seriously? You bought these in the year 2000? DUMB.
I have big plans for them though. Here are a few of my inspiration pics, all from Pinterest.
I have an obsession with chairs. Adding these to my collection makes 10 total chairs that I need to reupholster. Does that qualify as an addiction?