Friday, April 3, 2015

the little red chair(s) that could

I've been on the lookout for sturdy, solid wood chairs for my kitchen table for a long time. I've had my eye on a set on overstock, but they're not within our budget right now. Last week when I was shopping at Goodwill, my eyes zoomed right in on these red wooden chairs. The quality isn't exactly what I was looking for, but for $4.99 each, I decided to take my chance on two of them. I figured if they didn't look good at the kitchen table, I could use them outside on my little front porch. They were just so darn cute (RED!), I couldn't pass them up.


I have the perfect spot to store the chair when it's not needed at the table (since it's only me and the husband at home now) ~ and the color is perfect in my kitchen.



So here's my mish-mash of a kitchen table and chairs for now. The two tall-backed chairs are from our old mid-century modern teak dining set. They have to do since they're all we have (besides a couple of rickety chairs that I don't trust) at the moment. I'm thinking about at least painting them white in the meantime - and I know I desperately need to change the fabric on the seats. A trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics is definitely on the agenda.


Here's wishing you all a happy and blessed Passover and Easter weekend.


23 comments:

  1. Love your little red chairs. Great find. xo Laura

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cute little chairs. What a good deal, too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the pop of red in your kitchen, Melanie! Great find!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really like them! They have good lines.
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are precious...what score! You did good! :)

    Jane xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your home looks lovely, Melanie. I just discovered that the food blog site Yumly has lots of Passover recipes. I shared on my Facebook page, if you would care to check out the recipes and beautiful pictures of the dishes prepared from the recipes. I think I might try some of these in the future. They look delicious. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Melanie, definitely NOT a "mish-mash" as you said - more a really great eclectic mix! I love those chairs and they are perfect with your existing chairs - mix and match is always more fun than four exactly the same. A pop of red in any room is always gives a lift, and here the red in your art also picks up the chair color. Adding the books and vase of blooms is using a chair as a display piece and that's always fun too! Love this room.
    Mary -

    ReplyDelete
  8. The red chairs are adorable! I love old furniture like that. I think you could leave the other chairs unpainted if you wanted, it would look good either way. I'm on the lookout for a new kitchen table set, to replace the hand-me-down one I have now. It's not very good but when we got it, it was a gigantic upgrade from what we already had! So I really can't complain. It gives me perspective, ha. Hope you're having a good weekend and happy Easter. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh Melanie, you had me at red! ;) What a great price, too...amazing score!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love the red chair and the pop it gives!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Melanie, I love the red chairs! Super cute!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Melanie, The red chairs look great with the other pair. There shape is similar and I like mix-matched chairs. I like the look of reality in a setting. You will have fun picking out fabric and I bet you will find one that has red, blue and yellow in the color scheme if you want that. The price point makes it a no-brainer...if you find that these aren't sturdy enough, they will be charming on the porch. ~Ginene

    ReplyDelete
  13. They add the perfect pop of color to your area. And what a price!!! Perfect, you can't do any better then that can you?

    I love the dropdown table that you have next to the cupboard in your photo! Oh it's gorgeous.

    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  14. I like a little red here and there. Hope you have a sweet Easter.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think your red chairs look great at your table...even with the other two! What a deal you got on them...definitely can't go wrong.
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter, Melanie!
    Mary Alice

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the chairs. They look fine at the kitchen table, but I adore the shot of the one chair against the wall with a stack of books and a jar of flowers on it. It looks so happy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your little red chairs definitely can! They are the perfect pop of brilliant colour in your softly hued pastel blue and white kitchen, Melanie. Kudos!

    Hope your Easter Sunday is beautiful.

    Poppy

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a wonderful shot of bright colour! I love my little jets of red in my kitchen, it brightens my day! Take care xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love their shape ad colour. Great find! I hope you had a nice Easter time.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those are such pretty red chairs! I hope you had a lovely Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love your little red chairs...they really give the room a pop! Great finds to make your kitchen so charming. We had a bless Easter and hope you did too!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Five bucks for a chair?! How could you go wrong! They're really cute too :)

    xo

    ReplyDelete

I read and appreciate every comment!