Have you ever had slip-covered chairs with a three year old? No? Then you are certainly smarter than me. I was washing our IKEA slip-covered chairs every week and they are still incredibly stained. I just about had it the other day when I pull them out of the wash and within a few hours they needed to go back in again. That afternoon the kids and I went to look at a couple of second hand stores for wood chairs that I could redo. We didn’t find anything but a wooden Thomas the Tank Engine wooden train set for $7.99. Bummer. Until…
AJ, the kids and I went on a little adventure the other day to Ipswich and came home by one of my favorite second-hand stores, the White Elephant Outlet. Right there in the $5 pile where these chairs. They were beat up from sitting outside but I loved the weathered finish and thought it would look great with our kitchen table and our seagrass bar stools.
They have a much more casual look than the IKEA chairs that were previously there and they definitely feel more beachy cottage. The best part is that I won’t have to wash a single slipcover again.
Once the kids get bigger, and stop spilling constantly, I have my eye on some linen covered chairs with gorgeous nail head trim. But, that won’t be for a few years yet. For now, these will work… and save my sanity.
I hope you have a wonderful day and find some amazing bargains like we just found! Get ready to link up for tomorrow’s Enchanting Inspiration party at 8pm!