Sometimes you find a piece of furniture that's a great price but you don't really need it. Then sometimes you find a piece of furniture that's a great price and you do NEED it. That's what happened to me.
Our other house north of Orlando, came with a dining room set. Nothing fancy but since I did 't want to buy a new one, we would make it work for now. Only problem was that it only had four chairs.
I wanted to find two chairs that would work with the set. They are rather simple, dark wood with black leather covered seats. Shouldn't be too hard to find something that works right?
We attended a flea market that was about to end. Everything was half off. We purchased a couple of items and then headed for the car. That is when I spotted these two chairs outside. They would be perfect for the dining room and the price was right - $1.00 per chair.
Although the chairs were not painted, they needed to be lightly stripped so that I could get all of the old stain off so the new stain would match the chairs in the set. After they were stripped, I sanded them. Now they are ready to be stained.
After they were stained, I purchased a yard of black leather to cover the seats. They only had screws holding them in place. I love chairs were you can remove the seats. Makes life easy! I used my staple gun to attach the leather. Sorry, I don't have any pictures of covering the seat. Here is the finished chair.
And here is the chair that came with the set. Not identical, but I didn't want them to be. They work well together and the new ones are compact enough to use in other areas. They can always be redone if I need them somewhere else.