A couple months ago I was at a yard sale and came upon two wooden Adirondack chairs. I have wanted a set for quite some time but would never pay retail price for them. When I saw these chairs I knew I had to have them...until I saw the price, $15 a piece was too much for me. The chairs needed lots of work. They were wobbly and the red paint was peeling off everywhere. So I decided to pass.
As I continued on to other yard sales I couldn't get the chairs out of my mind. After an hour or so I decided to go back and offer $15 for both. To my surprise, the owner had marked them down to $3 each. Now that was a price I could pay. They even helped me load them up.
When I got them home I quickly learned how much work they would be. My husband and I sanded as much of the red paint off as we could and put several screws in to make them sturdy. We sprayed them with a few coats of primer and them painted them turquoise.
I love my new chairs. They are really comfortable to sit in and the cheery color makes me smile. I paid $6 for the chairs and spent about $15 in supplies. Now those are some thrifty chairs.