Got the Ghost

After all that talk (a few years of it, to be exact) I finally took the plunge and got the Ghost Chairs.  And all I can say is, I should have done this sooner. I wish I could reveal a total room makeover or even a better styled room but this is as good as it gets at the mo.

Ok, here is the confession . . . they are fakes.  I’m not a fake kinda girl, well other than highlights and the occasional spray tan.  But, I don’t like to fake it till I make it, kind of fake it.  I like to wait till I can have the real deal and than enjoy.  Besides not having a cool $2500 to drop on 6 chairs, I decided with something like acrylic chairs that I might tire of in a few years or that might take a few serious beatings from 3 boys (and one very careful little girl) why not be practical?

Do you wanna know the details?

I was going to order from Interior Express as they have some pretty great prices and free shipping.  After chatting with them on the phone I found out they were local and they have a giant warehouse in the area.  I also found out that they would work with me on the pricing since I wasn’t having the chairs shipped for free.  Mister La La picked up the chairs and after a few sweet words, he agreed to do some negotiating for me (he’s pretty great at that) and lets just say I am so glad he did because he got a steal of a deal….which leaves me extra pennies to put towards some drapes or something or the other for the dining room.

I love the chairs.  If you’ve been eyeing the Ghost Chair for some time and you’re local to the Chicagoland area, Interior Express is a very good thing!

PS- I looked at the drapes I was eyeing at Anthro and they just didn’t seem right?  Maybe these instead?  Have you seen any gorgeous panels that would look great in my dining room?



  • Kirsten
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 1:01am

    YAY!! They look great!!

  • Anna White
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 2:13am

    Oh they are just fabulous..I love it! They work perfectly in that space..well done lovely! :) x

  • meenal bishnoi
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 3:07am

    Love them, trina..hard to tell that they aren't the real deal..makes a lot of sense when you don't want to spend a bomb on chairs wich might see a lot of rough handeling by kids..i've been contemplating panton chairs for my dining table( an 8 seater) and they cost a bomb and a thinking of getting a couple of them and mixing up with another style…thanks for sharing..they do look great…do check out my spring themed post when you have a moment! xx meenal

  • Daryl at Vermont Cottage
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 5:23am

    Love, love, love the chairs!! I've been eyeing the ghost chair since forever, I swear! There's really nothing wrong with "fakes" in this area. They make really nice reproductions of high quality. Good for you!

  • My Little World
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 6:17am

    Oh I love the Ghost Chair- they resemble IKEA's clear chair but are prettier.

  • Christian Marie
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 6:36am

    Love the chairs! The rooms looks awesome. Also love the rug under the table.

  • rooth
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 7:15am

    Congrats on the chairs – they look fantastic! Getting a bargain makes buying almost anything feel better.

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 7:32am

    Trina, the chairs look absolutely fantastic in your dining room! And you got a deal on them too? I don't think it gets better than that. The chairs definitely add a different feel to the room that doesn't quite pair with the old drapes you liked, but how would the Mister feel about butterflies in there?

  • Koru Kate
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 9:08am

    Now I really, really want ghost chairs! They look fantastic, probably even more so since you got a great deal. Enjoy~

  • paula
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 10:35am

    they are amazing! so happy you did it.

  • Patricia Villamil
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 11:50am

    They look so cool. I always wanted one, at least, I think I couldn't take the plunge for a whole set. Regardless, I think they look fabulous!

  • Pinecone
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 12:17pm

    They look beautiful…the whole room looks great!

  • Tamra of walkswithBella
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 6:48pm

    I love those Ghost chairs!! So happy to have found your blog. Newest Follower!!

    Best, Tamra

  • Beth - In My World...
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 8:48pm

    Great! And I am ALWAYS about getting the deal…way to go!

  • designchic
    Commented on April 5th, 2011 at 8:55pm

    They look great and don't you just love when you get a deal!!

  • Sandra
    Commented on April 6th, 2011 at 8:21am

    Trina you have great taste…love the Ghost chairs.
    go for the gold today
    Cheers Sandra

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Commented on April 6th, 2011 at 9:40am

    good for you trina – they look flipping sensational! xx

  • Miz.November
    Commented on April 8th, 2011 at 6:27pm

    Oooh, baby! Your chairs look so pretty. And who the heck would know that they are the less expensive version?

  • Exquisite Accessories
    Commented on April 20th, 2011 at 11:42pm

    Yay!!! You got the chairs they look great wouldnt even be able to tell enjoy & how great to just wipe of the little sticky finger markes go the ghost chairs :)

  • Robin
    Commented on October 18th, 2014 at 10:52am

    I can’t believe it! After months of trying to track down the source from this photo, I’ve found it! I’ve been searching and searching because of this photo for the perfect table and you have it!

    I realize this is probably years old and you may not see it, but I have to try! Do you know who the manufacturer of the beautiful large turned leg dining table was? Any clues at all would be extremely helpful!

    Thank you ever so much!

  • Trina
    Commented on October 20th, 2014 at 8:48am

    hi! love it…can’t believe that photo is floating around somewhere :) that is my dining room (which is now a playroom). the table is actually from z gallerie but is probably close to 10 years old. i’d be surprised if they still carry that specific table, but maybe they have something simliar. it is a really solid piece. restoration hardware carries some great tables too. here is another post i did that includes that talbe:

    good luck!

  • Trina
    Commented on October 20th, 2014 at 8:50am

    i can’t believe that photo is floating around out there :) that is my dining room which is now a playroom. the table is from z gallerie but is probably about 10 years old. it’s really solid. perhaps they have a similar style? restoration hardware has some pretty great big solid tables.

    here is another post i did that has photos of the table:

    good luck!

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