Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Outdoor Folding Chairs

How was your Memorial Day week-end (U.S. readers)?  How was your Monday (non-U.S. readers)?

Our long holiday week-end was a wet one.  It was cold and gloomy.  The only positive was that we could blame our lack of productivity on the weather and not on laziness.  Thanks, Mother Nature.

We did get some stuff done.  Nate finished building our outdoor patio table (more on that next week).  Ike napped and barked at the poodle across the street.  I did some housewife stuff and a little painting.  I also did some successful thrifting.

A new antique store opened in town, The Antique Cartel.  The store has great displays, isn’t crammed with stuff and the items are priced well.  I shouldn’t be telling you all about this.  Don’t steal my bargains. My first visit didn’t disappoint.  I instantly fell in love with these chairs.

Thrifted Outdoor Folding Chair

I have had my eye on some West Elm outdoor folding chairs.  The West Elm chairs are $98 per chair.  Yeah.  $100 to sit outside.  Did I mention that I also need eight of them?  Yeah.  Dream big, Michelle.

The antique chairs above were $8 per chair. Are they in perfect condition?  No. Are they sturdy? Yes. Do they have some awesome charm and character?  Yes.  And they were $90 cheaper than the ones I had been drooling over.  Think I’ll take that $720 and do something fun.  Like pay off the mortgage. (Being married to an accountant is hard.)

Speaking of the mutant, I sent Nate a text to stop and check them out.  He approved without hesitation.  Amazing.  That never happens.

We loaded eight of them up and hauled them home.  (I only drug four out of the garage for blog photo purposes.  I’ll blame it on the potential for a downpour and not laziness.)

Thrifted Outdoor Folding Chair

Thrifted Outdoor Folding Chair

I am currently working on cleaning them up. I’m also going to give them a quick coat of poly to help them hold up against the elements.  We don’t use our back patio a ton so I think we’ll store them inside beings they fold up easily.

Man, I love a good bargain.

How was your week-end?  Any great finds lately?

30 comments:

  1. Love those chairs, I wish our local thrift shops had some cool stuff like that!

    It's funny you mentioned about finishing a patio table, I think we had the same idea up our sleeves because that's what we did too :)

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  2. Those are sharp! Nice find. I got sunburned yesterday. Fun times.

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  3. I really like those chairs! How lucky that you found 8!!

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  4. Whoa, that's an amazing find!! Nicely done. I stopped at 3 thrift stores looking for a specific piece of furniture, but that was a total flop, unfortunately. Still hunting...

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  5. Oohh....what an awesome find!!!! I would LOVE to have a wooden dining set for our outdoors, but like you said, they are too expensive, so our cheap glass/metal one will have to do for now. Can't wait to see what Mr. Mutant built for you.

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  6. i love those! love their tone, too, so i love your decision just to poly them!

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  7. As everyone has already said, what an awesome find! I love their shape & you can't beat the price. We finished up some painting projects, but stayed away from spending money this weekend, so no great finds. Although Andy did find plenty of free things we don't need while looking through Craigslist's free section...

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  8. We had a wet weekend too (which I also blame on my laziness). I do love a good find though! Looking forward to seeing the table.

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  9. Wow, what a great find. I love those chairs.

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  10. Wow! Those were an incredible deal! Can't wait to see them with Nate's table!

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  11. Love them! I saw a bunch of those at the antique market over the weekend, but I didn't look at the prices.

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  12. Sweet. $8. That's a deal.
    Stewie only barks at the puggle that lives down the street; Kevin calls him his arch nemesis, lol.

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  13. Have you gotten rid of your old patio set yet? I know some people in Urbandale that need some new furniture....

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  14. $8 IS a bargain. I never knew it could be so expensive to sit outside....

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  15. you only got 8? maybe i am a hoarder but for the price and since they fold up you should have taken them all! then when you have company you can get the extras out!! but...again...i am a hoarder when it comes to bargains!!

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  16. Love those chairs! What an awesome find! Jealous.

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  17. I'm going to that store, and I'm going to buy all the things. Those chairs ROCK.

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  18. Great find. Love the chairs!
    I'm glad that our Memorial day weekend was NOT gloomy and rainy ;)

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  19. Those are supa-dupa! I have some like that that my grandma handed down. But only two of them, so you win.

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  21. Eldridge is becoming full of these antique/consignment shops. Very cool. I should have gone over the weekend.

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  22. That is not a good bargain - that is an AMAZING bargain!! Wow. It rained all weekend here, too. Blah.
    -Katie

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  23. What treasures! Salt Lake needs some good antique stores. I am always disappointed when I go antiquing. Then I just want to eat so much food after. it's a vicious cycle.

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  24. 1. I read 'I' instead of 'Ike' napped and barked at a poodle. Took a second glance there but it was a nice visual.

    2. I love those chairs. We found some similar awhile ago but they weren't nearly as nice as yours. Cant wait to see more!

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  25. I love these chairs SO MUCH!If you see any more, I need them and you must buy them for me. I just love folding wood chairs. Great find.

    And I need to get to this new antique store - sounds like my kind of place.

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  26. Wonderfully crisp and always interesting!

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  27. WOW! Well, I must say the good thing is that there is choice of folding chairs since most issue with outside furniture is that it is regularly either excessively bulky to be useful for a small home or too inflexible and modest to agree to any sustained relaxing.
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