As we have established multiple times, I am a chair hoarder.
I fully embrace it.
(You should too.)
I will fly my chair hoarding freak flag proudly.
I will especially fly that flag when I find six fabulous chairs on Craigslist for $25.
Yep, $25 for six chairs, two of which were armchairs.
You saw these appear most recently in my new colorful porch makeover reveal yesterday.
However, I first showed you the armchairs of this set here when I used them in my living room. If you have looked at my living room lately though, you will see that they moved from there a while back. But of course, being the chair hoarder I am, I couldn’t get rid of them.
Luckily, when we built the deck we moved the old outdoor dining chairs there, and I was able to put these babies on the porch.
Here’s what we were working with:
The two arm chairs aren’t pictured there, but they were just white from where I had already painted them. Like I said, I got the four pictured above and the two armchairs for $25. I went to buy just the armchairs, but the guy didn’t want to sell them separately. Finally, he just said to take them all for $25.
I ask you, really, who am I to say no to that?
They came home with me and all of them except the armchairs sat in my basement for two years. I knew they would be awesome one day and they finally are.
Since they had been in my basement for so long, I actually hosed them all down with water, let them dry, then used a tack cloth to pick up any other dust or dirt I missed before painting them.
Next, I used my HomeRight Finish Max Pro to prime and paint the chairs.
This sprayer gives the finest and most professional finish possible – we are soul mates. Well, me, Grunt Labor, and the paint sprayer.
I first used it on my army locker turned toy box project – there are more details on exactly how it works there.
I used Kilz Premium to prime the chairs, then lucked up on some Oops paint at Home Depot. I got a gallon of the orange paint for only $9! I practically floated out of the store, I was so happy.
Grunt Labor made new seat bottoms from MDF for the chairs. I upholstered them by putting a foam square, batting, and then this black and white fabric on top of the MDF, then screwing it to the chairs from the bottom.
The pillows were made from this fun kaleidoscope fabric. I loved the fabric because it allowed me to work any color into the space that I wanted to. That’s probably not how you’re supposed to decorate a space, but whatever. I’m a rebel like that. I used this easy envelope pillow tutorial to make the pillow covers.
I put four of the armless chairs around the table and the two armchairs anchor the bar table.
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Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with HomeRight. However, all opinions and chair hoarding tendencies are 100% my own.