Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dining Chairs - Craigslist or World Market? HELP!

I am in desperate need of dining chairs as my makeover is finally starting to take shape. Here is my Craigslist table which is sitting in my garage and has become my catch all for garden tools. :-)

My dream chairs are obviously these - I love them!

Then, I found these at World Market and I have a raincheck on them for $99 each and are backordered until August or September. Love them! Don't really mind the wait because I will need more time to finish the room.

But I found four of these on Craigslist for only $95 and I am sure they will come down even more (fingers crossed). The question is - do we like the ladderback for a dining room? Are they too country? Casual? They are camelback which adds to the elegance. And the front turned legs are beautiful.

I would paint them white and re-upholster them with a lovely, vibrant navy and white fabric. So many to chose:

This bottom fabric is my dream fabric but it is discontinued. It is Ralph Lauren Tennis Club embroidery (LFY30007F) from the Coastal Harbor Collection and I have been searching for it for years! It also comes in navy with white racquets - if anyone sees it anywhere in your travels - PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP! I will love you forever and be eternally grateful! :-)

Thanks for your opinions and insight and have a wonderful holiday weekend!


  1. I think the ladderback chairs are quite country looking. Now if you are going for that look or something french country, they could work, but would look better painted black. Just my opinion. The fabric tufted ones are stunning and would be classic for years and years no matter what you ever do. Love them. Can't wait to see what you do. Hugs, Marty

  2. i'd hold out for those world market tufted ones if i were you - so pretty!

  3. Thanks! I agree with both of you - I just didn't want to feel to guilty about spending the additional money without the decorating divas helping me along the way. But this case, it will be money well spent - and I have coupons! :-) I should have enough saved by August!