Monday, January 31, 2011

New Old Chinoiserie Dining Chairs

Happy Monday morning! I hope you all had a great weekend!

I just wanted to share my latest craigslist acquisition.

Our existing kitchen table and chairs were driving us nuts (the set was a bit too small and the chair backs had a wrought iron detail that would constantly get stuck on my husband's belt when he sat down!) so on Saturday morning I drove out to Annapolis to pick up a pedestal table and a set of 5 of these babies...

I know they look a little rough right now, but I think they'll be gorgeous after some TLC. My head is swimming with paint(perhaps inky blue or dark teal/peacock?) and fabric ideas!

Have I mentioned how much I love CL? I sold our old set for $25 more than I purchased it for 2 years ago and purchased the new set for $25 more than that, so i'm only out $25 for the change!

I could use your help- I know I've seen tons of great chinoiserie chair makeovers out there, but I can't seem to put my finger on the images online. If you know of any great chinoiserie chair makeovers/ images out there- please share!



  1. Sorry no images that I can find, however your chairs are wonderful. Can't wait to see them all redone. Hugs, Marty

  2. The only place I can think of right off the top of my head is at My Little Happy Place. ;)

  3. Pam can't wait to see what you do! So holding my breathe I know it will be amazing!

    Hope you have a great day

  4. I LOVE a great CL find and these are amazing.
    I found a chinoiserie coffee table at a consignment store a few mths ago and made it over (from red to brown paint), you can see it here:

    And also I follow a blog that I think has some chino chair makeovers:

    I love your peacock/teal paint idea!

  5. I just noticed your blog design and mine have a similar wonder I love your ideas too!

  6. thx Pam for stopping by today....looking fwd to the chair reveal!

  7. Pam,
    on today's "Habitually Chic" blogpost, there's a new coffee table that looks exactly like mine! ck it out here:


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