Thrifted Thoughts: Teak Side Chair

Teak side chairs can be found in almost every thrift shop, vintage store & flea market. But, they’re rarely found as a complete set.

This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. One single chair is useful as a side chair in the living room, a place to perch in the entry or even as an accent piece in the bedroom.

An assortment of single chairs from the same period, that are similar in style, can be grouped together, with a dining table, to create an eclectic arrangement.

The key to unifying the grouping is fabric!

This fabric, designed from simple lines and made crisp with a black & white scheme, will create a dynamic, yet classic, look.

The trick to creating your eclectic, dream dining room is patience.

Keep your eyes out for chairs that fit the bill, buy them as you find them and keep at it until your collection is complete.

Once you find a fabric you love, buy enough to recover the number of chairs you’re after. It may take a while to find them and you don’t want to risk your dream fabric being discontinued.

In the meantime, if you reupholster them as you find them, you can put them to good use, elsewhere in your home.

Chair seats, like this one, are a breeze to reupholster. Check out Amanda’s tips over on the new Upholstery Basics column on Design Sponge for an in depth how-to.

Do you think you could get over the idea of having a matching set in favor of creating a more collected look? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. I love the idea of buying one chair at a time as they are found. Right now my dining set really needs replacing, (small children and whitewashed wicker are a bad combo) but a full vintage/antique set is out of my price range. But I can accumlate one chair at a time. I bet the price per chair is a lot less when you put together your own set too. Thanks for the great tip.

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