I have been searching high and low for inexpensive Adirondack chairs. And I am happy to report that I have finally found a solution!
These Adirondack chairs only cost me $50 a piece.
After searching online and finding them all to be $300-$500 a piece, I turned to Craigslist. But, even those were running $100-$200 and I rarely found a matching set.
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You see, I wanted these for a little anniversary gift. I even ordered customized metal labels off Etsy that say “Grow old along with me ” and ” the best is yet to be” to put on the chairs. Its going to be a little hide away for us to sit together in the mornings.
So back to my story, I thought about DIYing them (surprise, surprise!), but the plans were all a little too overwhelming for me and there was the cost of materials to think about.
Finally, I found a kit online – two chairs for around $100. Now you’re talking!
Inexpensive Adirondack Chairs
- Adirondack Chair Kit (This link was updated in 2022 with chairs similar to my original finds, but not exact since those have been discontinued.)
- 220 grit sandpaper
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- I used 1 quart of French Linen
- Leaving them unpainted is probably not a good idea as the wood is not of the highest quality
- You will need two can per chair
- (Optional) Customized metal labels for a special touch
- When they came in the mail, I bribed my husband and son with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies (which I did not even bake, my daughters did – this story is making me look bad. Haha! A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.)
- In hind sight it would have been easier to spray or even brush paint them before they were assembled. Just a thought.
- I sanded down the rough edges with 220 grit sand paper.
- Then, I painted them with one coat of Annie Sloan’s French Linen Chalk Paint.
- I really liked the slight weathered look the one coat gave them.
- Next, I sealed them with a matte clear coat sealer.
- Finally, I added those adorable metal labels and now they feel like a legit anniversary gift! But, you could order anything for your labels.
Adirondack chairs have an understated elegance about them, rustic and classic all at the same time. I love how they look against the trees, so inviting and peaceful. Let me know if you get a set and if they, too, are a special gift!
Watch this video to see how easy they are!
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