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Host Chairs and Fall Table Decor

I'm on a roll - two posts in one week! It seems like I'm either extremely productive or not at all. But when you're on a roll, go with it, I say.

Yesterday I showed you my dining room table and chairs all newly painted and redone. But I left you with a promise to show you my new host (aka arm) chairs.

So why am I finally getting host chairs after all these years? WELL, I've been thinking of the holidays, I'm tired of pulling out the metal folding chairs, and since my children are grown, someday they just might bring someone home with them. ;o)

So, I went on the hunt for chairs. First, I thought new. I looked at At Home, then Pier One, then World Market. Nothing that fit my style or ideas.

Then Friday, I went to my favorite consignment store and found two of these. Hmm, nice and sturdy, the price was right (both were cheaper than one new one!) and I know with paint and new fabric they will blend with my other ones. Ok, SOLD!! I loaded them up and brought them home.

 Yuck, need to pull off the dirty fabric and wash down the chairs.

Then paint them with my same DIY chalk paint, followed by wax. Recover the seats with some Waverly fabric I found at Wal-Mart - $6.44 a yard! Crazy, right?

And here they are! They turned out so pretty!

Of course, I had to dress my "new" table for Autumn - starting with a Fall runner, then a glass cake stand in the middle, some gourds and mini pumpkins, and a leaf garland along the middle.

I set the table with my woodland chargers, red dinner plates, with the leaf salad plate on top.

All set for Fall!

I'm in love with this set again and am thrilled with the "new" host chairs. Here's to many more family dinners at this table and many happy memories.


  1. Love, love, your scripted fabric upholstered chairs! They are beautiful! I buy fabric from Walmart, too! The styles are great and the prices are quite reasonable!

  2. Looks so inviting!!! I love your plates. Where did you find them? I really want to go to a pottery place and paint Christmas/winter plates with snowflakes on them. Simple white plates with silver snowflakes. Interested?

    1. Im in. And I think I know how we can do it cheap!

  3. They turned out perfect! Love that Waverly fabric! Isn't it awesome when you find what you wanted at a thrift store for a fraction of the price? I just love when that happens. Your fall tablescape is so pretty. I'm finally going to drag my fall stuff out of the shed on Saturday morning. I am getting ready to decorate with the cooler temps we've been having, Have a great rest of the week!

  4. Love how your autumn table turned out. You did a great job on those host chairs and they are beautiful. Love that fabric. Happy Fall.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. your fall table is gorgeous. I love the table runner!

  6. Oh- I LOVE your new host chairs and I have always loved that fabric, too! They look just great-a perfect finish to your redone table. Your table setting looks great, too. You are ready for Fall!!! xo Diana

  7. You ARE on a roll Cecelia! I was surprised to see this in my inbox, but excited to see your 'new' chairs, and wow! You lucked out big time! Love that fabric, and what an awesome job you did with painting them.

    You've inspired me to do another fall table lol.


  8. Cecelia, there are such a great addition to the set. They look like they belong there now that you have made them over. And the fabric is lovely. Isn't it great when we can keep our old things as new of course.

    1. Thanks, Mary! Isn't it amazing how paint unifies pieces? It is wonderful to make our old things new to where we want to keep them. Hope you are having a good week.

  9. Wow! These are perfect! Love the paint color, love the fabric, love the price! Your table is elegant and cozy at the same time! Blessings, Cecilia

  10. Cecilia, I love the two chairs you found and I'm with you, I'd rather find something second hand and make it my own then spend a fortune on new!
    That fabric was a steal, it is so pretty!
    And your set table is beautiful, love the leaf plates...and using a cake stand in the center of your table is genius - I am so copying that idea...I have never seen that done before!
    Love the oil painting off in the distance too.
    It's all beautiful! Can I come over for turkey? ;)

    1. Thanks, Kimberely! ive actually seen others use a cake stand. I think it's a good idea to add height. The painting is actually watercolor and one I almost threw away. Fortunately, I hung onto it and after a few years, got it back out and fixed the problem area. I like it now.
      Sure, come on over! Wouldn't that be fun?

  11. The host chairs came out perfect! I love the new fabric and how lucky to find it at Walmart! The tablescape is beautiful. The whole table looks so inviting.

  12. So inviting! The styles are great and the prices are quite reasonable! They turned out perfect. You did a great job on those host chairs. Thanks for inspiring!

  13. Oh well done! The chairs look as though they have always been paired up with your dining set. Your autumn table setting is so welcoming. You have inspired me to get on with my dining set for the oncoming holidays. Have a wonderful, cozy, weekend. xxx

  14. I love the new chairs! What a great find and redo--isn't it always better when you can say you did it yourself? The fabric and paint color are perfect. Thanks for coming by my blog for a visit! Don't be a stranger! xoKathleen

  15. Very pretty! I love the makeover of the arm chairs. The fabric is fabulous....good ole Walmart! The whole table is so inviting and Fall!

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  17. Very pretty! I love the makeover of the arm chairs. thanks for sharing with us.
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