Monday, March 3, 2014

my new mid century chairs...


I have a bit of a chair addiction, combine that with my Craigslist addiction
and my inability to pass up a major steal and I present you with my new
 mid century chairs...

 

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen these,
 they were such a major score I couldn't pass them up yesterday. $30 for all four!!!
I'll do the math for you $7.50 each :) 
I love the cool round seats and the 40" high backs, and the way the legs splay out
is kind of fun.


Does anyone know what this style is called?
I tried to check Google and Pinterest but had no luck finding anything similar.

I'm not sure about a plan for them yet, they may show up in my dining room,
and if so I think I'll be brave and go big and bold on the little seat.
Looking at my Pinterest Board of Chairs, 90% of them are vibrant bold patterns.
You can check it out here if you're curious, or have a chair addiction, or
Pinterest addiction!      



33 comments:

sharon smith said...

OMG! I'm with you on the chair addiction. My garage is full and I just purchased 6 more chairs from CL! What's wrong with me? I can say I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up doing to those.
:)
Sharon

Dana Frieling said...

Shut the front door! $7.50 each?! That's amazing and so are those chairs!!

Annie {annelliott.blogspot.com} said...

I think you need to start an online shop! You could spruce those up and sell them in a heartbeat. Talk about a great find! xo

Julia Konya said...

Wow, they are amazing. I had to look myself and I didn't find anything exactly the same but the shape reminds me of these mid-century modern American Modern Tall Back Dining Chairs at 1dibs for $1650 ;)
http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/dining-room-chairs/stylish-set-of-4-american-modern-tall-back-dining-chairs-mid-century/id-f_977410/

Hartwood Roses said...

These are great chairs! May I make an unsolicited suggestion? Since the shape of these is so great, be very careful that the fabric you choose doesn't make a competing statement. I see the fabric as a supporting element, fading into the background for the most part, letting that wonderful chair itself steal the show.

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

You've convinced me to add Craigslist to my daily internet addiction with all of your recent great finds.......

Julie R said...

Chair Addicts Unite!!! :)
These are fabulous!! What a unique shape with so many possibilities...you really scored!

Cathy Wall said...

So fun and such a deal! Can't wait to see the "Pam Transformation" that happens to them!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Great find! I love the style, but honestly have not seen them before and I love MCM design! Bold would be amazing... excited to see what happens with them!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Love, love, love your new chairs. You are truly the Craigslist Queen. I believe your chairs are a good imitation of an ancient Greek Klismos chair. The splayed legs are a significant part of a Klismos chair.

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks, Julia!! I'll be sure to show Mr. Simple when he questions why I bought more chairs!! Honestly, he never says a word, he's a keeper! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this style is called awesome. ;) love them!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

When I saw them on IG I was thinking they'd be awesome with your rustic table! The round seats are such a fun detail.

Leslie said...

Pam .. you always amaze the way you find these things! I've never seen these before. Love the high back and I'll look forward to seeing where you put them. xxleslie

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

They are so different and interesting, I love the idea of them with your dining table and green sideboard!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

Oh these are fun! So much potential!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Now those are cool chairs!

therelishedroost said...

SOOO jealous! I love those , they have great lines-what fiun!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I can't wait to see what you do with them. And I have both a Pinterest addiction and a chair addiction. My chair board is here :) http://www.pinterest.com/cosycarolina/chairs/

Charlottes Chair said...

I am soooo jealous! What a deal, especially for a chair addict. I love the fluting down the spine of them. How simply beautiful! Please keep this chair addict updated, now you've ignited my Craig's List addiction! Congratulations on this find!

Angie said...

"Awesome" in style? Those are going to be lots of fun - thanks for sharing your find!

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

Super cool chairs! I too have a chair addiction which my husband is not too fond of ;) these will end up looking great I'm sure, so fun!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Those chairs are super fun and such a steal! Can't wait to see them when you done dressing them up!

Simply Modern Home said...

Amazing find! Seriously great style! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

diane westbrook said...

Greek or even Egyptian in look....fun!

58c070c0-a422-11e3-b02c-000bcdcb2996 said...

Google "art nouveau dining chairs" and check out the images.

Andrea said...

Oh my, I love them. I would have certainly snagged them up too. Although my basement is beginning to look like I am chair hoarder. Can't wait to see what you do to them!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

I am a full-on chair hoarder too! These have loads of potential - can't wait to see what you do with them!

Vel Criste said...

I don't know what they're called but I agree, they are absolutely fabulous! What a score! Can't wait to see you work your magic on them!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I don't know what style they would fall under but what a find!

Holly said...

I agree with the few people who mentioned a Grecian influence in your chairs - especially with the legs the way they are and the high back that looks like a column. What a great find Pam!

Bethany DeVore said...

these are so cool and such a steal!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Those are so fun!

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