Salvaged Dining Room Chairs


Meet the four dining room chairs I salvaged from my uncle’s backyard. He had inherited them from his in-laws who used them for years in their kitchen.


I saw them sitting in the backyard and was immediately smitten. Look at those lines! My mom saw my reaction and knew I had been looking for the right chair for my dining room so she quickly convinced my uncle to let me have them.

Side note: when my uncle’s father-in-law heard how much I liked the chairs, he offered to give me the matching table as well. We still don’t know what where we are going to put the table, but currently it’s holding all the assignments, term papers and finals Nate’s been grading.


After getting these lovely chairs home, I had the intention of refinishing them over the summer. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, but cleaning these guys up is definitely on my radar this year.


I am considering recovering the leather seats with a fun pattern. Something with a bit of gray, green and/or purple. Here are a few patterns I like. I want a sturdy fabric that can be treated so it cleans easily. In a year’s time, we will have a little one smashing avocado into anything he/she can reach!

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