Last week I blogged about my Craigslist dining table and chairs.
It started with 4 padded chairs that had seen better days – $20 for all four.
Next came the $15 sturdy table. (I forgot to take a picture before I painted it.) New fabric, black paint, and a little poly brought this dining set to life.
I had the yellow check fabric at home. When I found the black fabric, I knew it was a match made in Heaven. I love the way the two fabrics work together.
This set was never meant for my house. As much as I love the finished product, I already have a dining set and a kitchen set. I knew I was making this to resell on Craigslist (which I’ve never done before). I decided to ask $150 for the set. I spent about $50 purchasing furniture and materials, so $100 profit sounded fair to me. I listed it on Craigslist on Thursday night. By Friday morning I had a buyer! I had a lot of fun with this project. I’ve never reupholstered chairs that had padded backs like these. It was a learning experience and the quality of my work was no where near the quality I see at Calico Corners… but oh-so-rewarding to have $150 in my pocket and a large dining set out of my garage!