As I’ve mentioned here on the blog, Mark and I have been going some some auctions this summer. It’s such a fun experience and exciting too when you are in a bidding war over a piece of furniture! I always set a limit in my head and really try not to go over it. I’m really excited to share my latest auction win – new dining room chairs!
About a month ago we were at an auction and I saw four chairs that looked like Ikea slipcovered dining chairs. I checked under the white covers and sure enough, they were Ikea Henriksdal chairs.
These chairs are a Parson’s chair style and Ikea sells different slipcovers for them. At Ikea the chairs sell for $69 each and the skirted slipcovers are $29 each.
Mark asked what my limit was on the chairs. I said, $100. Can you believe I won them for $25 – all four chairs for $25! They are in like new condition. I brought them home and washed the white slipcovers that were on the chairs. But, I knew I wanted to get skirted slipcovers.
I ended up purchasing these gray checked ones. I just looked on the Ikea site and don’t see them listed anymore? So, I’m glad I got them when I did. I’ll probably get white ones as well and now I see they are selling charcoal gray ones too – Yay!
These chairs are so comfortable and I love how they look with the new farmhouse tabletop. You probably also noticed that I changed the look of my vintage farmhouse bench. I stripped off the black paint and stained the seat to match the table top and painted the base white. Now, I think my corner cabinet may need to have some white accents or go all white? We’ll see. I’ll start with accents to see how it looks! Change one thing and it starts a cycle! Hope your week is off to a great start!!
P.S. I’m heading to the auction later today and will be broadcasting live on Periscope if you’d like to join me there and see what cool things I can find this week!
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Looks great and what a steal for those chairs!! 🙂
Hope your week is truly BLESSED…
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
Love them…they look great!!
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What an awesome deal you got on these chairs and I love the slipcovers you put on them.
Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G
I'm an auction junkie! 🙂 What a wonderful find, and for such a great price too! Love the slipcovers, very pretty! ~Rhonda
marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
Oh my word, those chairs are totally amazing. I love them.
You lucky girl!! The chairs are wonderful in your room.
Awesome deal….and they look great!
Debbie from MountainMamaOnline
LOVE LOVE LOVE those chairs!!!! Your dining room looks gorgeous – wow, beautiful.
Decor To Adore
What an absolute steal Doreen!
On another note I am just now starting to plan out my Fall Home Tour post. You will be the tour prior mine. I do plan on providing a link to your blog. Let me know if you would also like me to include one "glamour shot". 🙂 If so, you can email it to me.
You have truly been making your home over and it is exciting to watch!!! No. I can't believe you got them ALL for $25??. I like the options they give too. I'm curious what your next decorating move will be!!! That's more than half the fun!!!!
Love, love, love them, Doreen! And what a deal! I've always wanted to go to an auction, but never have. I've heard they're a ton of fun, but it can be hard to stick to your budget.
These are gorgeous and what a STEAL!! I love the look with your table and the bench goes beautifully! Very nice!! I agree, one little change and that starts the snowball- lol!!:)
Yvonne @ StoneGable
Hi Doreen… can you share your favorite auction places? LOVE what you got!