Craigslist Find–Wingback Chair

**3/25/11 – Update:  See the finished chair here.**

So, I knew I needed a wingback chair for the master bedroom.  I recently blogged about how expensive it could get to find the right chair, as I want not just a wingback chair, but it needs to be a nice teal color according to the story board I created.  That post was about the idea of painting fabric after learning that buying a new chair was at least $1000 and having an old one re-upholstered was at least $500 total.

Off to Craigslist I went… daily searching for the right wingback chair.  After a week or two, I found a Schweiger chair that was owned by a lady’s grandmother, yet never used as it sat in the formal living room.  And, at a great price point.

However, it was located almost an hour and a half away.  I didn’t have that sort of time in my schedule.  So, I contacted the seller and she was nice enough to meet me half way!

I saw the chair and fell in love.  It is in perfect condition.

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It has such nice lines.  The legs have cross bars which makes it more charming.

Up close, you can see the paint chip sitting in the seat of the chair.  I hope to paint it this color…  starting with one pillow to see how it goes.

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I just love her… she’s so pretty.  And, in that color, she should look amazing.  I hope this painting thing works.

Currently linking to Debbie Doo’s Newbie Party.


  1. Sarah@livingwithmoldillness

    Nice find on the chair! The color will look amazing, I hope it works out just fine! Happy Painting:)

  2. Can't wait to see how the paint turns out & what an awesome find!

  3. Jade Creative

    I'm curious to find out how your painted chair turns out. I'll be following.
    If you have some sewing experience, you could with a little or a lot of patience make a slip cover.

  4. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

    Oh it's so fabulous!
    The lines on it are beautiful!

  5. ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜

    Hi there, glad you linked up. Great finds indeed. Have fun!

  6. That is a really nice find. I'm visiting from the newbie party and am a new follower. Good luck with the painting.

  7. i just read your post of painting the chair yesterday and today i was at my favorite antique and saw TWO of this EXACT chair for $59 each! the same type of fabric…only orange! i looked and debated and looked and debated and finally left without them…but i am thinking i may go back! you inspire me! :)

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