Monday, April 21, 2014

Slip-covered shabby chic chairs!

On Saturday, I popped into a thrift-store that I often frequent. In the back of the store, sat two slip-covered chairs (slightly soiled & a bit askew) with the cushions lying separately on the side. When I asked a worker how much these chairs were, my jaw dropped when he said "you can have them for $5.00"). One of the chairs is an IKEA (Ektorp), and the slip-cover alone sells for $159.00 on their site. I liked the IKEA best, so initially just bought that one. I took it home, and then thought......I was crazy for not buying the other chair as well so went back for it.  I treated some spots on the slip-covers with stain remover, and washed them with a little bleach, detergent and cold water. They came out beautifully!

Am posting some pics below, including a pic of the receipt. (As who would believe they could possibly be $5.00). They are so comfortable and so shabby chic! Think I will put them in our TV room.

This is the IKEA (Ektorp) chair. Love it!

What a deal!

Here are both chairs together. They are just so comfortable! The slip-covers just pop off for easy care.


  1. what a deal!!! they look great too. enjoy!!

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