Thursday, March 20, 2008

dining chairs

I recently got a request to tell where I got my dining chairs from. Lucky for you, I was true to my frugal self (I get it from my dad) and they were also a great buy.

Here is a picture of my set:


Similar chairs can be found at pottery barn:


These chairs are $199, $269 if you want the arm chair.

Then I found this at JCPenney:


(don't worry, it comes in other colors) for $499.99 for the table ALONE (however it is currently on sale for $249.99) with the chairs being $129.99 (on sale currently for $79.99).

Now is the time for me to tell where mine came from and what I paid for it. Okay, first off, it came as a set. So no chairs sold separately, sorry. Secondly, the entire set was purchased for $150.00. Third, it came from... *drumroll*...


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k-mart. Yes, K-MART. I could hardly believe it either. Before you snub your nose at k-mart, know that I've had this dining set for three years now, and it has held up BEAUTIFULLY. We still love it just as much as when we got it. It is somewhat on the small side, but it is PERFECT for our small dining space. So if you are looking, take a look at k-mart. My specific set isn't in stock any more, but there are some very similar sets there. The sets currently in stock are way less than the options above, but still slightly more than what I got it for. But hey, then I wouldn't have paid less than you ;)

7 comments:

ptg said...

I have a very, very similar set, also from K-Mart, but in the counterheight set. I love it. :o)

brynalexandra said...

WOW that is really awesome. I wonder if there are any K-Marts near me!

Alison said...

I love K-Mart. I got my entertainment center there for $90 when the store was closing. Originally $399. I've had it over 5 years and it's still holding up.

Crystal said...

We were looking our dining room set at K-Mart before my aunt gave us the one she had in her old house... couldn't pass up free! But I did like the options at K-Mart. They looked just as good if not better than some of the more expensive sets at furniture stores.

Brooke said...

LOL mine is from K-Mart too! No shame here either:)

Kimberly Y said...

My then-fiance and I found a set we just loved at K-Mart 3 1/2 years ago: 250 for bar height table and 4 chairs in a style very similar to yours. It was our first big (to us!) purchase together, and I got to put it in my apartment. We got married the next year, the set is in our house now and we still LOVE it. Yay for K-Mart and keeping your eyes peeled for great stuff everywhere!

a boy a girl and a house said...

wow, im shocked. i just found your blog so i have lots to catch up on but clearly, i need to head to kmart!