Craigslist Purchase: Chippendale Chairs

We all do crazy things from time to time. For me, this includes driving nearly 2 hours to purchase a dining set when I do not have a dining room....
Maybe crazy, but I have been drooling over Jonathan Adler's Faux-bamboo chippendale chairs for a year now. At $645 a piece they are obviously out of my budget. But then I stumbled upon a real bamboo chippendale set - 4 matching chairs and a table. I offered $80 and it was accepted! And they are almost identical in style to the JA chairs. I couldn't be any more thrilled!!

I plan on selling the table. It's beautiful and in great condition but I don't love the idea of a matching set. I also know that I'm going to spray the chairs, and maybe replace the worn cane seats with something upholstered. I won't decide on a colour until I have a room to put them in, but of course I'm thinking about it already. My front runner is black:
via Christina Murphy Interiors
via Style at Home - Designed by Ray Staples
via Elle Decor
White is my second choice:
via Amanda Teal

via Tiffany Eastman Interiors
 But then again there is always blue or orange:
via Plush Palette

The options are endless really. My vote is black, but what is yours?


Anonymous said...[Reply]

I'm a teensy bit jealous, those chairs are fab! I love chippendales in black!

Laura at Simply Lowcountry said...[Reply]

I really like the bright colors: the red/orange, blue! You should definitely add a fun, patterned seat cushion. Too cute. Can't wait to see the finished product!!

(Formerly Simply Lowcountry)

charmaine said...[Reply]

Yay! I'm loving the black too.

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...[Reply]

Oh my goodness, you got an a amazing deal! I love the chairs. Black would look so good.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

TIFFANY! I'm extremely jealous right now!!!!!!!!! Been hunting for chippendale chairs everywhere!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

Great find! Fabulous......

Elyse | Peonies and Brass said...[Reply]

Such a great find! Sometimes we need to hoard for the future, it's important ;)

Kristen said...[Reply]

Not crazy at all. I had my parent garage filled with furniture before I even moved out! You kind of had to do it, I mean $80?! I vote white, but that's always my obvious choice.

Taylor Morgan said...[Reply]

Black all the way! It is stunning and will go in any room! Can't wait to see what you do with them :)

love from NYC,


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Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...[Reply]

Tiffany these were SO worth the drive! They are fabulous!!!! I am with you on the black color with maybe an accent color to go with and black cushion or all over black with a crazy bright colored cushion!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Holly Foxen Wells

Natalie said...[Reply]

So so amazing! Would love to find something like this on Craigslist!

Cotton said...[Reply]

What a great find! I love the examples you showed that were painted in a bold color, like royal blue!

allergic to vanilla said...[Reply]

Totes black- all the way! Great find. ;) And Happy New Year.

xo Carlina
p.s. I'm hosting an amazing ShopSeptember giveaway- if I do say so myself!

Yels said...[Reply]

Such a good purchase! I'm a bit jealous, I vote black or blue. Yels x

Hannah said...[Reply]

$80!? SUCH a good find. I say black as well. You can always change the seat cushion to be more neutral or bold depending on your decor!

Also, curious... what did you put in the search bar? Every time I search "Chippendale chairs" the sellers are selling them for high prices because they know what they are!

Our French Inspired Home said...[Reply]

Like others have said; black. Love those chairs in black. Congrats on the find. -Tonya

Jessamie {Bird and Branch Redesign} said...[Reply]

I'm about to do the same thing for a secretary desk I found on Craigslist for $50!!!! Those chairs are amaze!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...[Reply]

The chairs are a major score, Tiffany! I love them in black, white, cobalt blue, tangerine and yellow. That's not very helpful is it? By the way, I absolutely love the new blog design. I want to change mine this year. Do you mind sharing your blog designer?

jackie jade said...[Reply]

what a find! they will look so great in any color!

LiveLaughDecorate said...[Reply]

That was two hours well spent lady! Black would be fab with a stunning upholstered cushion. Great find.

Ian said...[Reply]

Can you help me find something like what you have here? These are beautiful dining chairs you got.

Unknown said...[Reply]

Great purchase! you can't go wrong with those! I have one waiting to repaint as well. Best of luck.
xo Nancy

Julia Ryan said...[Reply]

YOU my dear are a genius! You will be in a space before you know it that will have room for your show stopper table and chairs. I wish oh how I wish I'd made smart furniture purchases in my early twenties instead of investing in Trish McEvoy makeup and A LOT of boot leg designer jeans ;)

Julia Ryan said...[Reply]

and by boot leg I meant boot cut, not boot leg like illegitimate!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...[Reply]

Great score. I bet you can get enough for the table to make the chairs free.

The Mitchell Family said...[Reply]

Tiffany, thank you so much for your comment on my blog! This was such a STEAL!!! $80??!! Awesome! I love the wood - I think you could give it some drama with a graphic pattern for the upholstered seats and maybe a black table? Let me know what you end up doing! I LOVE your blog!


Nicole Dianne said...[Reply]

i've been seeing these chairs all over the place lately, and i am really into them! love!

hopping over from michaela's she loves me she loves me not :)