Craig. He can't spell for shit but he sure knows his chairs.

Just who is this Craig and why is he always pimping out his pornstar friend Rod Iron on his List? I don't know the answers to these questions and I don't really care, because I am a chair whore and Craigslist is my crack. Mid century, Hollywood Regency, Chinese Chippendale--if these appear in the title you can be certain they are none-of-the-above, but they will most definitely all be sitting chairs and those are the best kind.

This pair of wing backs looks very Restoration Hardware-y as they are, but they could be re-upholstered in black with white monograms on the back for a Windsor Smith vibe. They would look great at either end of a long dining table. Either way, they are only $300 bucks for the pair, and you do not have to actually go to Resto, which is darker than a Chilean coal mine now that they're embracing brown, nor do you have to sell a kidney to pay for them.

This pair of desk chairs would look great pulled up to a farm table in a vintage-industrial kitchen. Only $150 for the pair.

A pair of fabulous barrel-style side chairs to go with your button-tufted sofa. These could be reupholstered in a a funky retro chenille. $25 each of $50 for the pair.

This little side chair could go anywhere but would look especially nice as a guest chair in your home office. It looks like it's in great condition and worth every penny of the $35 it would set you back.

This pair of channel-tufted side chairs is very granny-chic. Toss an Ikea sheepskin on the seat and a crocheted grannysquare throw over the arm and bask in your Anthropologie glory for the very un-Anthropologie price of $250 for the pair.

I love this one--so elegant. Paint it black and upholster the seats in faux ostrich (or real ostrich depending on how you feel about giant birds that run really fast and do not, I understand, actually stick their heads in the sand). Prediction: ostriches are the new owls. They will be everywhere next spring. These bitches are only $25 each or $50 for the pair. I would get the pair.

Navy is really big right now. This chair would be great with a modern floral throw pillow in it--something with a bit of orange in it. If Lauren lived in California, I'd definitely try to talk her into this. And ONLY $30 FOR THE PAIR!!! That's right, I'm yelling.


  1. There's no way you could turn a blind eye to ALL of them, so fess up -- which chairs are now taking up residence at che' Eileen?

  2. Oh Cheryl, I was hoping you would buy one so I wouldn't have to. I have a pair of button-tufted armchairs in my office that are still in need of upholstery. Until I get my existing chair projects under control, I'll have to just look.

  3. Maybe to satisfy your need to decorate, you can be my decorator. Really, you'd have a lot to do. Cocktails included.

  4. Honey now you need to find me a chair for my living room on greensboro craig!