Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hotel Chairs






I'm joining The Knock Off Knock Out party over at It's So Very Cheri. Make sure you head on over there to see some more awesome "knock offs"! I'm also joining the Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick. If you like before & afters as much as I do, check it out!




This wasnt an intentional knock off, but ended up working out that way. Awhile back, I found two old hotel chairs for $5 a piece at a yard sale. I was SO excited when I saw them and just new that either someone had already bought them, or that they would be super expensive. But YAY! they werent, so they came home with me. They were a bright blue color and kind of rusty.





This year I noticed that Lowe's had some very similar shaped chairs out with the summer furniture. We happened to stop and look at them one day, and they were $35 a piece for the chairs, and $29 for the table. No thank you!



I wasnt sure at first I wanted to paint mine, but I finally decided that we should. So while at Lowe's we checked out the paint. So here are the chairs before...





Oh, and Mike's dad brought me the same style table, they were throwing it away at his work. Here it is before...




Apparently we must have been inspired by the Lowe's ones, because this is how they turned out!











So here's the breakdown.




Lowe's:

2 chairs @ $35 each

1 table at $29

Total - $99


Mine:

2 chairs @ $5 each

1 table - FREE

2 cans of spraypaint - about $10

Total - $20




MUCH better in my opion!








29 comments:

Betty said...

Your chairs are gorgeous...they remind me so much of the ones on our porch when I was a child...such pleasant memories of summer days...

Thanks for visiting with me and please do come again...Betty

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

They now look so fresh and pretty! Wonderful job, enjoy!
Janell

Jane said...

What a dream find! Terrific makeover.

Goodwill Haunting said...

Love the chairs! I would love to find chairs like those ... they remind me of summers at grandma's when we'd sit on similar chairs in her porch. They are expensive new. Great deal!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the chairs and love the color you chose. They look great. Thanks for posting to the party and I hope you will come by often and post your projects and leave comments so I can get to know you.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

june@craftyniche said...

Great transformation!

Sherrie said...

I love the chairs! the green is so cheerful! Nice job!

Terry said...

I wished I could find some chairs just like yours. The color you picked is so much fun and definitely a eye catcher - great job!

Audra said...

I love those chairs! They do remind me of four that my grandmother had on her porch. Thank you for the bit of nostalgia! You RAAAWWWKKK!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love your table and chairs. They are just perfect for "bouncing" on the deck or porch. My grandmother had some and I wish I had saved them rather than sending them to trash. Maybe I will run into a pair some day.

Have a great Monday,
Charla

Kelli said...

The chairs are fabulous!! Love the fresh green color!!

Shauna said...

They are so cute!!

Autumn said...

Those look nice and cheerful! Thanks for stopping by. :)

pk said...

Fun color and I love the price tag! good job.

Alissa said...

i love those chairs...and you can't beat the price! i love the color you painted them.

thanks for stopping by. have a great week!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

VERYYYYYYYY cute! I love those old fashion type chairs....would love to find some myself. Having a give-away! cherry

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love that style of chair and the set turned out great! And for $20...I agree with you, yay!

The DIY Show Off said...

I love what you've done! Great job! They're so fun!

:)

Roeshel

Kelee said...

Hi Wendy!

Your redo looks great! The chairs are wonderful and a fav of mine too!

thanks for stopping by....

love, kelee

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job, I love the green and white combo! And what a savings!

Stephanie said...

they turned out great!

anizmail said...

those are great chairs! my parents own an old bungalow colony in NY and we had those chairs growing up. what memories they bring back.

Gwen said...

I like yours much better and really, is there any better feeling than saying, "I did that"?

How did the canning turn out? I was thinking of snagging some peaches myself before they are out of season.

mah said...

Love the chairs!!!!
I am so happy to find another Lakeland girl. I came here from Daisy Cottage.. Glad I found you! I'm not from Lakeland but I do live in Fl and lived and went to college in Lakeland years ago. LOVE LAKELAND! Mary Ann

Gypsy Mermaid said...

WOW sweets! You really lucked out finding those chairs for five and a free table! the green looks wonderful and fresh!

toodles-
Sarah

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

These turned out great! Great colors!

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

I never knew that is what those chairs are called. Someday I hope to have the longer version for my home :) Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

Wow! Your chairs look great! I'm going to have to get to work on mine.

Room to Inspire said...

They look fresh and new! I love the colors...and the price tag is fabulous!

Chelsea

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