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Mid Century Style: Reupholstered Stakmore Dining Chairs

I grew up around 80s cane back chairs. I vividly remember having these chrome chairs because I loved the way they bounced while I sat in them [I was a four year old girl, so bouncing was one of my many hobbies]. 

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So when I saw a set of cane back folding chairs, I needed [yes, NEEDED] to have them.  

Aside from the cushions, [which took under an hour to reupholster, but more on that in another post..] they were in great shape, other than a few missing/loose screws [but don't we all have a few loose screws?].

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I'm trying to be really smart about how much I spend on furniture for my studio, and these babies helped keep my budget in check.  $30 for the four, plus $2 in remnant fabric [which I already had in my fabric hoarding drawer, of course]. 

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I have to say, these do not look like $8 chairs [I'm not bragging, but I totally am...].  I styled them quickly in my kitchen [because it's too bleeping cold to do any photography outdoors] with my favorite chippy painted table.

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I actually adore how the table/chairs setup looks in this space. All the colors just work a little too well, and I'd very much like to sit here and sip on tea.  

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Alas, I've got some serious furniture painting to do, so my long afternoon spent doing nothing in my gorgeous mid century chairs will just have to wait.

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