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$3 Dining Room Chairs

Sexy Nerd and I have been looking for new chairs for a while. My old Ashley Furniture glass dining table and metal chairs from college just weren't right in our new house. However, as the old dining set cost $200 for the table and 4 chairs, I was having trouble justifying $100 or so per chair for replacements. So, the glass table is now being used as a desk in my office, Sexy Nerd refinished an old dining room table to match our style, and the old chairs received a much-needed update, courtesy of a $3 can of burgundy spray paint (which looks pink when photographed, for some reason).


Now to find cheap upholstery fabric that looks awesome!

And learn how to reupholster a chair!

And sew more of that upholstery fabric into matching curtains! And sand/paint those yucky cabinet doors! And rearrange all the furniture! And find 2 more chairs that will look good with these because we want to seat 6! And build a window seat in the dining room!

Ah, good times.

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  1. That's the Way!!!!! Awesome great job Sexy Nerd!

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  2. That's what HGTV is for!! I have learned so much from that channel. I'm all about making something old, new again. I love the chairs -- big fan of burgundy. Looks great!

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  3. I might be asking for your help in a few months when I want to do something with my chairs!~

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  4. Ooo! I did that once. I found cloth napkins in a fabric I loved. To recover the seats, all I had to do was unscrew the seat from the frame on the bottom. I wrapped the napkins over the top and used a staple gun to secure them on the bottom. Cheap? Yes. But it held, and they looked really great!

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  5. so cute! i'm hunting for new fabric for my dining room chairs too, i have a vintage dark wood set my parents gave us and they need a little classing up!

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  6. Staple guns are so much fun!! I recovered my chairs a few years ago, thanks to the husband and the cat they are in need of new covers...

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  7. Consider a bench for additional Dining Room seating - you can find something plain, paint it the same burgandy and add a foam cushion if needed.

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  8. Well, I looked up the red chairs you told me about, and I think they look much better! Have you found great fabric for them yet?
    I am busy doing two chairs at the moment, too, and my gosh, it is not as easy as it looks.... Not these, anyway!
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