Wednesday, May 11, 2011

~ French Bistro Chairs ~ { And Cash's first White Wednesday} ~ A Repost



*(this is a repost of one of my favourite White Wednesday posts)

This past weekend I was able to find and purchase six antique french bistro chairs




I found them on Craigslist for a fair price *(since some of you ladies have emailed me and asked, I paid $300 for six,which ends up being $50 a chair~I have seen new ones without the character and charm for alot more) and the seller was very nice which helped ;)



I posted an ad on craigslist asking anyone who was interested in selling their french bistro chairs to contact me and the seller contacted me within 3 days. { Just be sure if you meet up with sellers thru craigslist to meet in a safe location like a coffee shop etc to keep yourself safe. Never invite them to your home unless someone else is with you or you have all of their info. (just my motherly instinct to let you know) lol }



I LOVE the old chippy patina on this one
It is a chippy mint green color



These two have the original owners name on the back of them



I think that gives them so much character



I think Cash agrees ;)

*( I just had to repost this pic of him)



I am going to have to seal them so the paint doesnt keep flaking off



I think they add a nice french farmhouse touch to my dining room

*(update: this pic was taken before my husband made me the wonderful chippy white farm table out of our old fence, so here is a pic of the new table with the chairs)



I love how the chairs look against the chippy white table




I have two more in my entry way



Perfect for my husband and sons to sit and take off/put on shoes
Practical and pretty with a chippy green patina
I have a chippy black one that I am going to put in my sons room






Perfect spot for one of my lavender pillows from Maria at Dreamy Whites

I am linking this post to Faded Charm's White Wednesday
Cash is my WHITE this week
Isnt he precious?! And he fits in so well with my decor ;)
xo



Hope you are having a wonderful week
Hugs,
Rachel














56 comments:

traci said...

what a great find rachel. lucky girl. they look gorgeous.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

They are wonderful! In my area it's rare you find anything that good on craigslist. They look perfect in your beautiful home!

Rachel Noelle said...

Thanks so much ~ I rarely find anything on craigslist usually~ Hugs,Rachel ;)

Divine Theatre said...

Craigslist rules!
I like the way you placed the chairs throughout your home!

Destiny said...

I love those little bistro chairs. I found some new ones at Target last year (lime green) that I painted white and stuck out on my patio! I like the old chippy ones the best though! By the way...I awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award ;) Visit my blog www.rufflednest.blogspot.com for the details : ) ~Destiny

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Score Rachel! Those are awesome. You know what? I have an IDENTICAL dresser to the one that your chairs are flanking (the one where you said you and your husband could put your shoes on and off). Funny, huh?

Hugs,
Judy

Sue said...

Rachel, I am enamored with your new chairs! Love their chippiness and "ooo la la" style. Good idea to seal in all that goodness, though. I love all of your whites.... hugs, Sue

Dawn said...

Woot! What a fantastic find!
If you ever want to sell them.....(I'm here;))

❀ JoAnne said...

Your chairs are amazing! They have so much character and charm and look perfect in your home. Love them!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Love them! I don't know if I've seen anything that nice on Craigslist!
What a find!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Are you kidding me?! This confirms it...we have the worst CL in the US! I never find anything that fabulous.
And they came with the paint all chippy like that?! I bet you are tickled pink...they are gorgeous! I love everything about your farmhouse look...your home looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine! It's bright and pretty and simple...xoxo

Susan said...

Gorgeous chairs Rachel! I've always admired the look of these, and you scored by finding 6. Lucky you! They look great in your beautiful home.
- Susan

Becky C said...

Oh wow what an awesome find! They look great around your home. Love the patina. Your home is gorgeous :)
Blessings
Becky C

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh goodness~ you lucky girl you!!! They are gorgeous- so perfect in your home and so so pretty!!! SCORE!!! Hugs, Courtney :)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

LOVE IT!!! such a treasure.

xoxo

mariondee-designs said...

What a great find.. and without you having to go look for them! I think they look great and definately have that farmhouse feel. I love them! take care, Maryann

atlaw said...

I love your chairs very much, and the dresser in your entryway. Strange thing... I got the same dresser about 2 months ago from someone on freecycle! The same dresser with the strange stripey wood. Only, mine has these cute little wooden wheels on them. Was thinking of painting it, but someone suggested that I shouldn't. Now, that I see yours, I'm hesitating. :)

atlaw said...

I love your chairs very much, and the dresser in your entryway. Strange thing... I got the same dresser about 2 months ago from someone on freecycle! The same dresser with the strange stripey wood. Only, mine has these cute little wooden wheels on them. Was thinking of painting it, but someone suggested that I shouldn't. Now, that I see yours, I'm hesitating. :)

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

What a great find!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great find...you lucky girl!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

These are gorgeous, love the colors, they look wonderful in your home!
xo,
Debra

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love love love these chairs! What a find! Cash is pretty cute, too. :)
~Shanon

Between You and Me said...

beautiful find!

love them in your home!

All That Jazz said...

LOVE, love, love! SO jealous. I've been looking at thrift shops hoping to get lucky and come across one....yeah right! ;-) Will have to keep my eye out this summer! I'm determined to snag a few.
Can you pop me an email me and let me know what a "fair price" is? I've seen them new and the nicer quality ones are not cheap!
~xo/michelle~

Shabbygal said...

I just adore craigslist! Those are a super find! Lokk great in your home! Traci

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Awesome Score Lucky Lady! Do enjoy them~Cheers Kim

Angela said...

They are most wonderful!!

Ticking and Toile said...

Great score!! Love craigslist!

Heaven's Walk - said...

JEALOUS! Seriously JEALOUS, Rachel! Those are amazing, girl!!!! I nabbing the next one I see.....anywhere! lol! Your house is so beautiful. LUV!!!

xoxo laurie

Angie said...

I just want to move into your house Rachel :) Beautiful darling chairs.

Angie @ Linen + Verbena

Robin said...

You lucky girl! They look perfect in your home and I just love the look of them all distressed and chippy.

Allison said...

What a wonderful find, Rachel! They are beautiful and just perfect for your house. Your home looks lovely. I ordered one of Maria's pillows a few weeks ago and the scent is divine! I love lavender! Your pillow looks beautiful on one of your new chairs.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love those chairs Rachel, what a beautiful addition to your home!

My sister has a few bistro chairs and I'm wondering if she wants to get rid of them...I've been meaning to ask her about that.

red ticking said...

love them you go girl!!! xo

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

What a find and YEP~ I would have snagged them in a heartbeat. They look wonderful in your home. I'm sure you can't quit looking at them!
Love your blog!
Beth

dreams on 34th street said...

So beautiful~those chairs are finally home in your little French heaven on earth! Rachel, I could just hug Cash! He's such a perfect little "straight man" in that photogragh! *Lynne*

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Lov'em...they add so much charm to your table. I have 4 old bistro chairs like yours...and I love them sooo much.

Pamela said...

I love these chairs but I don't think they could withstand my husband's weight lol !
They look lovely in your home!

Pamela :)

White and Rust said...

What an awesome find!!! Fun to have them scattered throughout your home, they are lovely!

Heidi

Pattie said...

Mya is saying "quit reading and get to the picture of Cash...Lucky find looks good and happy Wednesday.

Pattie

Mrs.B said...

What great chairs...LOVE the chippy green one and the names on the backs!

AIR KISS said...

They are beautiful! I love them! I am hoping to find some this summer at the flea. :) Yours look SO nice in your beautiful home - enjoy!
Hugs,
Lara

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, these are gorgeous chairs! You are one lucky girl to find these on CL. I rarely find anything this good! They look beautiful in your space. Love the farmhouse look!
Cash is the perfect White Wednesday touch :)
xo,
Michelle

missshawna said...

What a deal! I have seen them for much more. Your photos are fabulous too.
ShawNa~

oldgreymare said...

Doesn't everyone decorate around the color of their pets....well of course! hehe

Score on those chairs!

z

freckled laundry said...

I LOVE them, Rachel. Your spaces are beautiful. Maria is going to put some bistro chairs in her Dreamy Whites shop (I've been hinting for her white one for months. hee hee) I never thought to put an add on Craigs list although I've been checking around for them. Brilliant, my friend. Off to do that...

Hugs,
Jami

Brenda Kula said...

He is indeed precious! And so handsome! As are your chippy chairs.
Brenda

bullie_mama said...

It only makes sense that Cash is part of White Wednesday! He IS white! ;-) And oh so cute! LOVE the chairs!!! Envious, indeed
-Sara.

sweetpea said...

wow talk about a cherry pick! gorgeous my friend! and cash looks a little less than thrilled but you can work on that right?

hugs,

shelley

Kate said...

Rachel
What an amazing find!! Your home is simply gorgeous!!! Cash is super adorable too He is a star!

hugs to you
xoxo
Kate

taryn s ryan photography said...

I LOVE all the pictures of your home, and those chairs are gorgeous!! I also smiled seeing your dog in the pictures... my mini persian always saunters into photos when I am trying to capture something! But white white white - I love it!

Passionate for White said...

SCORE!

Morning T said...

Your new chairs are fabulous Rachel!! Love that last image with Cash, priceless.
xo~
T

Elisabeth said...

I'm wondering something about the bistro chairs- how do they hold up for every day use and wear and tear. I think they look so pretty but they look so delicate and like maybe they couldn't hold much weight. I have 5 kids- 4 of them boys and my husband is 6'4" so I'm wondering if these chairs could actually be used by my family members! I'd love to get a few someday but I just don't know if they could take it. But, maybe they are stronger than they look? Let me know what you think!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Sooooo lovely, Rachel. You know, you introduced me to the word 'cippy' when I very first started following your blog. Whenever I hear it I still think of you!! It's not a word that we use in England, apart from to describe chips (as in fish and chips!!). A chippy over here is where you buy fish and chips!! Funny!

Anyway....your chairs look FAB!! I love the mismatchedness of them but yet they still look brilliant together too. What a great find.

Sarahx

Vintages said...

WOW! Great chairs! Simple design, a little honest "patina" and a good eye for design. Thanks for the post.