I was in the market for some new dining chairs - the type that are comfortable enough to sit back in for hours after dinner to converse with friends - but as usual my budget didn't allow for luxe.
I found these old cane and velvet numbers (x4) at the local tender-centre with a hideous black-tinted glass top table and got the lot for $20. I left the table there to be re-tendered and received $10 for it, so lets say each chair ended up being $2.50.
They are quite large and I can only fit 3 round my existing table comfortably so the 4th one has gone out on the verandah, ready to be bought in when we need it.
I had grand plans to spray the chairs white and cover the cushions in a mustard accented fabric which hasn't happened yet as I haven't found the right fabric, so in the meantime I chucked an old vintage pillow slip I bought for 50c at the op-shop, whipped up a nautical cushion from an oversized tea-towel bought on sale at Lincraft for $2 and voila!
Looks much better, and now I am undecided as to whether to paint the others white of to keep the timber and decide on a similar fabric. What do you think? Bargain of the century? And everyone who sits in one comments on the comfort factor!