One of the hardest things of designing our dining room was deciding on dining chairs. I found some pretty affordable ghost chairs that I liked, but truth be told, I wasn’t exactly sure how they would look in the space and dropping almost $200 on chairs we may only use at this apartment scared the crap out of me (and my husband lol). I really hoped to find a set of four at a thrift store, but I wasn’t having any luck. So, the same day I was going to bite the bullet and go ahead and place the order for the ghost chairs, I stopped by Goodwill for one last look and low and behold, I found some. Ready to see what they looked like before I got my hands on them?
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I ultimately decided to buy these chairs because they were in really good condition, sturdy, and with only a single seat cushion, reupholstering them would be fairly simple and straight forward. The wood finish was in great shape, but I decided to paint them white to match my dining table. The seats on the other hand, were in not as great of shape and let’s be honest, that fabric wasn’t really my style. So, I removed it and recovered them with green cotton fabric from Hobby Lobby that was super affordable.
Aren’t before and after’s so rewarding? I have to say, I’m really happy with the way they turned out and this was a relatively easy transformation! Not to mention, even with the cost of fabric (I had the paint already on hand), this thrift store makeover saved me around $120! Cha-ching!
If you’re interested in tips on reupholstering and a step by step tutorial, click here to see how I transformed a thrifted cane chair.