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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The High/Low Project: Wooden Accent Chairs

One of the great things about being on summer vacation is having the opportunity to shop 7 days a week! Now, what some people don't know is shopping does not equal purchasing (contrary to what my husband might think).  Places like Target, TJ Maxx, and Steinmart to name a few, change things out weekly-if not DAILY, which means you have to be on your toes if you want to find the best bargain to "homey up" your home.

HGTV magazine features a "High/ Low" project in every issue.  For normal people like me {I use the term "normal" loosely}, this is always a go to for projects and products on a budget.  I'm fairly certain my sisters and I got the bargain gene from my mom who is like the coupon queen without the coupons.  She always finds the best deals simply from being out and about multiple times during the week.  The minute one of us finds an awesome deal, a group text is created, shared, and the ogling begins.  The High/ Low project we have among ourselves is the reason why all of our houses are accessorized in quite a similar fashion.



This was one of my most favorite High/ Low projects by far. EVERYTHING Restoration Hardware sells is beautiful, however my 10 month teacher salary doesn't like it coming into my home.  My sister recently purchased the Madeleine Side Chairs for her eat in kitchen in the brown oak drifted finish and let me just say they are bea-utiful! They have that rustic, lived in feel while adding texture to the room at the same time {not to mention they are surprisingly comfy on the boo-tay for not having a cushion}.  One chair retails between $139 and $199.  We were all so excited to see RH had them on sale for a whopping $99!  Me, being the hesitant card swiper that I am {insert sarcastic joke here}, didn't want to make the plunge just yet.  I knew there had to be a dupe out there...and of course I was determined to find it.

I'm not a huge fan of Kirkland's home decor style, however, a good shopper checks in from time to time. My heart sank when I saw these chairs in the front window.



Seriously?! They were IDENTICAL to the weathered oak drifted finish from RH! I became frantic wanting to see the price of these bad boys.  No. Flippin'. Way.  The chairs were originally priced at $79, which was a bargain in itself, but to my surprise they were on sale for-drum roll please-BDDDDDDDDDDDD-$52! I wanted to buy every last one in the store, but thought I should share the wealth and only buy what was needed {hey, there's a first time for everything}.


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These chairs are not available online so hop out to your local Kirlands to get your hands on one...or four... or eight of these puppies before they're all snatched up. In the mood for something darker? A simple sand and stain of your color choice will fix that right up. At $52 you can afford to try out a few different colors :)




High/ Low Project Success!





3 comments:

  1. Those chairs are almost identical! I can't believe you found a match that close. Love them.

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  2. Hi!! I want to buy these chairs but I am not sure if they still have them in kirkland anymore I tried to look them up and couldn't find them

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