For those who haven’t gotten acquainted with us yet at All Things Thrifty, we’ll mention that we are thrifty gals who love to execute fabulous decorating ideas CHEAPLY. The entire purpose for our site is to prove that you can get designer looks that are easy on the pocketbook and to prove that decorating can be inexpensive.

The use of bold colors can be so much fun in decorating! All of the images in the collage above are from Pottery Barn. I love PB. Mismatching furniture is in, and I loved the idea from PB to put all different colors of dining room chairs around a table. So, I started gathering chairs. I wanted all of them to mimic the same decorating style so I had to hunt for a few months before I located enough. The search paid off! I found the chairs at the local thrift store for $4.00-$6.00 each. I then painted and glazed some of them to create the antique look I was going for.

If you would like step by step instructions on how to reupholster dining room chairs, go to THIS post. Or if you’d like instructions on how to create an antique look with paint and glaze, go to HERE or HERE

I made my own version of the Pottery Barn BURGERS, ICE CREAM, and MALTS signs for less than $5.00. For more instructions on how I made these signs, go to THIS post.
When I found this double wing back chair at the local thrift store, I was ecstatic. I have seen some sweet double wing back chairs at anthropologie. I’m learning how to reupholster, so I decided to make her part of the mismatched theme around the table. I love how the fabric ties in the other colors in the room. The chair cost $25.00, and I picked up the fabric to reupholster her for about $60.00. I created a one-of-a-kind UNIQUE double wing back for a mere $85.00!
For more details and instructions, please visit my post about the double wing back chair found HERE or for our reupholstering 101 post, go HERE.

Now I have a Pottery Barn look for pennies on the dollar. My husband likes that a lot so both of us are happy!


  1. The Yoder's Four says

    LOVE how this turned out! I have been waiting forever to see the grand reveal of this dining room set. :) Great job! And reupholstering that chair twice sounds like something I would do. But you gotta be happy with it!

  2. ** Adrian ** says

    You never cease to amaze me!! Brooke you have out-done yourself this time!!! I love EVERYTHING about it!! WELL DONE! 😉

  3. Jessica says

    I love this dining room and wish I had one just like it! So bright and cheery. :)
    I just wanted to let you know that I had to blog about you ladies. You can head on over to and check it out.

    Thanks for the inspiration. Now if only I lived in a bigger place. :)

  4. Treva says

    I love the use of the double wingback at the table. I loved it so much I searched craigslist and found one. I hope it is still for sale. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Robin Karren says

    Can I just say how much I LOVE this? Since I saw your first blog post about this project a couple of weeks ago, I have been looking for some chairs myself, (with no luck yet), and I absolutely LOVE how yours turned out. You guys have some amazing ideas and heck ya, I am totally voting for you!

  6. Lisa Galligan says

    Double wingback is awesome – Great job taking up upholstering! – quite a n accomplishment, and this looks great!

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