Inexpensive Adirondack Chairs

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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!

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  • 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!

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  1. Pamela
    August 9, 2018 / 6:52 PM

    The chairs look great!!!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 14, 2018 / 10:55 PM

      Thank you, Pamela. We love them so much!

  2. Pat
    August 10, 2018 / 1:34 PM

    What a sweet idea, personalizing with those beautiful quotes.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 14, 2018 / 10:55 PM

      That is my favorite part. The details are so important, aren’t they?

  3. Tanya Hulbert
    August 11, 2018 / 7:30 PM

    Now I only wish I needed two chairs! I love the labels! What a sweet touch. I gave my husband a Mary Engelbreit card with that saying many, many years ago! Haha!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 14, 2018 / 10:58 PM

      Haha, you already have some, I know! You could still get some labels, though. So cute about the card for your husband.

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