Anyone remember my crazy painted dining chairs? My husband never did comment on them. When 3 out of 4 stretchers cracked, I suggested we hunt for a larger replacement set. He agreed just a little too quickly.
I spotted these chairs around the cul-de-sac of a neighborhood yard sale. My mom says she's never seen me run so fast! Chinese Chippendale is my favorite style--elegant yet casual. I hemmed and hawed at the price, left my number in case they didn't sell, then dragged my husband over after the sale ended for a rock bottom negotiation. I know you want to know: we paid $100. I'm going to sell the Wedgewood after all. Chairs we need, dishes we don't.
This is a 70's set of Brown Jordan cast aluminum. In ritzier neighborhoods, the set would have been gone in five minutes, but no one here seemed to like it. Even though it's outdoor furniture, it works just as well with my great-grandpa's pedestal table. I'll leave the matching Brown Jordan table outside. Perhaps they'll be reunited one day in a sunroom or covered patio...
TIP: For your first home or apartment, consider buying decent indoor/outdoor furniture instead of upholstered chairs or a cheap dinette set. Later, when you find that fabulous estate sale sofa, your "temporary furniture" can move to the patio instead of to Goodwill.