When I can’t find what I’m looking for online or in stores, I ask for help. Whether it’s pillows (I still haven’t bought one, but I’m getting closer) or pill organizers (yes, I got one, and yes, it’s great—update on that soon), there’s always someone out there who has magically already found exactly what I’m looking for. I love the internet.
So, I have a small back porch, and I’d like to have a couple of lounge chairs out there to hang out on. I know I should have started looking earlier in the season, but I didn’t, and now I can’t find anything I like that meets my needs.
The two chairs in the above photo are pretty much exactly what I’m looking for. The one on the left is from Article, and the one on the right is from Target. Both are, of course, sold out. ARGH.
Aside from their good looks, the best thing about these chairs is the scale. The footprint of both is only about 2′ square, which is perfect for my little porch. Anything bigger than that and it’s going to be an ugly squeeze.
Here’s my list of requirements:
– Natural material (rattan/wicker/seagrass)
– Lounge-y in style, not a dining chair
– Roughly ~24″ wide/deep
– Price per chair under $150
– IN STOCK and ready to ship/pick up
I’ve already looked at EVERYTHING at CB2, West Elm, IKEA, Overstock, Wayfair, AllModern, etc.—there’s gotta be a secret source out there I’ve never heard of!
There are tons of vintage rattan hoop chairs on eBay and Etsy, but they’re too pricey for me. I need a budget option. Also, I like that these newer chairs have a ton of coating to protect them from water damage—my porch is covered, but it’s not enclosed.
UPDATE: Chairs! Chairs! Chairs! (Thank you so much for your help!!)
West Elm has a petite lounge chair (the Huron Small Lounge Chair), but it’s not cheap (thought it’s on sale at the moment)!
It’s very nice, but unfortunately it’s too big for my porch—and MUCH too expensive for my wallet. 😉
World Market has a knock-off version for half the price (which doesn’t help if they are still too big of course): https://www.worldmarket.com/product/gray-andalusia-woven-chair.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&from=fn
Yeah, the resin is a deal-breaker for me anyway. This is so tough!
These chairs from Terrain are pretty cute, but they don’t come in a natural rattan color. The black looks nice! Can you tell that I am procrastinating on getting my work done today? http://www.shopterrain.com/outdoor-chairs-lounge/all-weather-wicker-open-weave-side-chair
Those are very pretty! Much too pricey for my budget, though, sadly.
They’re very nice looking (I considered them even though they’re not very lounge-y!), but sadly out of stock and not available to ship!
There are still some available at your local Target stores in Albuquerque.
I’ve checked every store here for both Target chairs! They’re out of stock everywhere. The online info isn’t an accurate reflection of in-store stock, alas. (If you saw two of either style in person here, of course, please let me know where!)
Not natural material AND over budget, but very close style-wise. They have a blue on sale that is almost on budget. https://www.cb2.com/ixtapa-white-lounge-chair/s271391
Yeah, I looked at those, but the white ones are too expensive and the blue ones just aren’t my style (and honestly, I kind of feel like that’s an exorbitant price for a PVC chair…). So close, yet so far! Hahah.
If you’re willing to wait, I think the Article chair is just back-ordered.
11 weeks, though, so that puts it at the tail end of summer.
I definitely want something for this summer, yes! I’m only looking at stuff that’s in stock and ready to ship.
Have you checked out Cost Plus World Market? Their outdoor furniture is a step up from Ikea but doesn’t break the bank:
I have, yes! Unfortunately, they don’t seem to carry anything that meets my list of requirements.
A little over budget.
Very pretty! If only it were less deep. Sigh!
Hmmm. I wonder if that size description is incorrect? They mention an ottoman in the product name, but there’s none pictured. Maybe the listed dimensions include the missing ottoman? Probably not, though—I’m guessing the title is an error. Hmmmm.
Answering myself here: Yeah, that’s the measurement for the chair alone. The description on Overstock lists the dimensions for the chair separate from the ottoman. Sadly, 31.5″ is too deep for my tiny porch.
There are contradicting product questions and answers below the product info. I don’t know…
Are you familiar with the Solair chair from Montreal designer Lahance? It’s not a natural material but they’re really durable, easy to clean and come in lots of fun colours. Plus it’s a great way to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday. https://themodernshop.com/products/solair-motel-chair-by-iel-lachance?variant=108639002
They’re so cute, Rachel, but plastic gets VERY hot and uncomfortable on New Mexico’s 100ºF summer days.
Sliiightly larger than 24 inches, but you can buy these online and shipping is only $59 (I put in an Albuquerque zip code.) http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00343545/ Thoughts?
Now I’m debating them for my patio… 🙂
GREAT find, Molly!! Funny—when I saw those on the IKEA site, I assumed they were much larger and didn’t even click to check the dimensions. They’re definitely going on my list. Thank you so much for pointing them out! I love that the cushion is included.
Look at these in person if you can…I did and found them to be uncomfortably short
Well, that’s a bummer. There are no IKEA stores in New Mexico (a grave tragedy, I know), so I appreciate you letting me know!
Wow. I checked delivery on one of these chairs and it was $349.
I’m in the same boat as you! I’ve been eyeing these two:
Hahahaha, I was looking at that first set for so long last night and wishing I could will it into being juuuuust a bit smaller.
I mean, while you continue your search, you could just go full restaurant, and then craigslist them next spring when you can make your wicker dreams come true. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/bfm-seating-ms21ctn-madrid-outdoor-indoor-stackable-tan-synthetic-wicker-and-aluminum-arm-chair/163MS21CTN.html
Wrong color, wrong size, wrong price but I really like this chair
I saw this on Remodelista: https://www.remodelista.com/posts/aoo-furniture/
Even though I haven’t contacted the maker for a price, I’m gonna guess they’re a whole helluva a lot more than $150. 😉
CB2 is having a sale! Maybe something there will strike your fancy?
they also have a more expensive white version!
AH! Can’t stop.
I thought those might be a winner last night, but then I realized they’re plastic—and the reviews on other sites are really bad. And they’re too big. 🙁
Yeah, sadly they don’t have anything that meets my price/style/size needs. (See reply above to Ali—I wish I liked the blue, but even just the plastic factor is a deal-breaker for me.)
I know it’s more than $150, but could this be any cuter: https://www.cb2.com/alexandria-metal-gold-chair-with-natural-cushion/s313080
Not my taste at all, so it’s ok that they’re too expensive! 😉
Slightly wider than ideal, but maybe? https://www.hayneedle.com/product/uma-enterprises-outdoor-lounge-chair.cfm?ltype=child&tid=UMA4464-2
See my reply to Laura above—unfortunately, plastic is a dealbreaker for me.
Shoot! I think I posted my comment right after Laura posted hers and I didn’t see it (I also failed to notice that the chair was plastic – I am winning at today, clearly.).
Anthropologie Pari rattan chair? Slightly too deep, not available til June 27, but $98. I didn’t think you could buy a pair of socks for $98 at Anthro.
HAHAHA!! Kim, that’s so funny—I was looking at that chair last night and wondering what’s wrong with it because it’s so inexpensive (especially by Anthropologie standards). I wonder if it’s horribly uncomfortable or something? I wish they carried them in-store here in ABQ so I could check them out in person. They are definitely gorgeous!
Read the comments on the chair, only one negative.
This looks promising https://www.homesquare.com/Harmonia-Living-Acapulco-Patio-Dining-Chair-in-Jet-Black-Set-of-2-HL-ACA-DSC-JBB.htm
Thanks, Michele—they look nice, but plastic is a no-go for me. It’s just too uncomfortable in the heat here.
I was suggesting the Acapulco chair, too,, but instead plastic weaving, you could try to do a natural weave yourself? Because, those Acapulco chairs are just beautifully simple and comfy.
I *definitely* don’t have the skills to work with caning (it’s much harder than it looks)—and considering how expensive Acapulco chairs are, that seems like a big investment in something I’d be irreparably taking apart.
Not SUPER lounge-y, and may have already been mentioned in the comments that I’m too lazy to read, but:
Nevermind! I see these are a no-go! But I’m DETERMINED on your behalf, at this point.
I know the word “dining” is in the product name, but:
Ok, I’m done for now. I promise.
Hi Raq, thank you! I appreciate the efforts, really. 😉 I definitely want to stick with a natural material like rattan or wicker, though. I know plastic and resin are sometimes more durable, but in the hot sun here synthetics really are unbearable.
Throwing my hat into the ring:
Pros: wicker, at a store in ABQ (would have to call to see if they’re in stock), comes with an ottoman that stores under the chair, in budget
Cons: definitely not as good as the original ones you’re looking for but not *tragically* fugly, website gives no indication of measurements so another thing to call and ask about but based on the ottoman storage I’d guess it’s on the petite side.
Thanks, Ali! They’re not awful—I wouldn’t want the ottomans or the table, but it may be worth stopping in to that store (I’ve seen it before, but have never been inside) to see if they have anything I like. Thanks again!
Gosh. These are so cheap…I wonder how well wicker takes spray paint? Hmmm.
I have spray painted wicker and it takes it very well! Just a few light coats.
Thanks, AB!! Did you just use that Rust-Oleum spray paint that says it’s for patio furniture?
I just used Valspar! It was a covered porch but no probs.
Great. Thank you so much!
HMMMMM. They do look a LOT better when they’re styled. I guess I should go in and check them out in person! Thanks for the tip, Ali. 🙂
Oh, that IS an improvement! Fingers crossed that they will be in stock and the right size 🙂
One more thought; these are pretty bright, but since the seat is made from woven fabric it might not be too tough to switch out for a neutral? Good luck!
Sadly, I have sat in them, and I wouldn’t call them comfortable. But boy, they do look cool!
Thanks Michele, yeah, they look nice, but I really don’t want the discomfort of metal on my body in 100º weather. 😉 They’re also out of my budget.
Over budget, but sending in case you’d consider buying one, not two! http://www.elsiegreen.com/products/3303-winged-rattan-accent-chair.aspx
Yes, it’s very pretty, but I definitely want two matching chairs.
And this is closer in price.
Oh, it’s lovely—sadly, though, with an additional $140 for shipping (!!!) they become totally unaffordable for me.
Hmmm…not strictly an outdoor chair, but the materials work and the price is right: https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/ryerson-chair?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=025
Thanks, Lori—but I’m definitely looking for a lounge-y chair, not a dining or desk chair.
I have had the misfortune of falling in love with my neighbor’s IKEA Hogsten lounge chairs which are discontinued. Perhaps you can use your ambassador status to convince IKEA to re-introduce them before I do something foolish. Good luck with your search.
Haha, I’d need to be something much more important than a Brand Ambassador in order to make something like that happen. 😉
(If it makes you feel any better, HOGSTEN chairs are plastic—I don’t know if that’s a deal-breaker for you, but it is for me.)
Haha. Well, if they know what’s good for them they should keep their eyes peeled for any suggestions coming from you 😉 No, I didn’t realize they were plastic. What a shame. (I have only seen the chairs from a distance.)
I assume you’ve looked at the IKEA options?
Yes, IKEA is always the first place I check. 🙂 Unfortunately, they don’t carry anything that meets my list of requirements other than MASTHOLMEN, which is apparently very uncomfortable due to the short seat. I think that’s what makes the difference in the chairs in my photo—the shape allows for body depth without increasing the footprint.
Just let me clarify here – I find the MASTHOLMEN seat pretty comfortable, but it’s very low. I’m short, so I like it.
Thanks, Cussot! I’m average height (5’6″), but I definitely want something that’s more of a lounge chair than something you’d sit in to eat. Where do you think they fall on that spectrum?
Definitely lounge-y – you couldn’t use it as a dining chair because it’s too low and sloped backward. Kind of like a beach chair.
This is not helpful for you at all – but with all my looking I came across the Solair chair (plastic) and now I want them for my deck! http://retrorenovation.com/2013/05/21/solair-chairs-retro-patio-chairs/
If you live somewhere hot, be forewarned that plastic chairs get REALLY hot in the summer!
We just moved from NYC to Seattle – I’m finding mildew on my IKEA rattan lounge chair – so I’m thinking we need more durable, water proof outdoor furniture. I stupidly put a 1940s bamboo chair outside and it’s pretty much ruined! Sadly. I lived in Tempe, AZ as a kid (and college student) so I totally get the plastic (and metal!) problem!
I hear you, Meg! Fortunately, I have a mudroom right off of the back porch where I can easily stash my (future) chairs if they need protection in the event of a heavy rain/wind/hail situation. Having a covered porch also helps immensely!
What about this guy with a better cushion fabric?
Thanks, Rebecca—not my taste at all, though, unfortunately.
From Yellow Brick Home: https://www.target.com/p/Holden%202-Piece%20Wicker%20Patio%20Dining%20Chair%20Set%20-%20Threshold%E2%84%A2/-/A-14669056&ref=Order_Delivered_LTL_Email?source=ir&utm_source=ir&clkid=9c217605N8b44fc1f3ecc103ae9471b71&lnm=81938&afid=rewardStyle&ref=tgt_adv_xasd0002
Thanks, Molly! Really not my taste, though—and resin is a deal-breaker. I’m a natural fiber kind of gal when it comes to this stuff. 😉
How about this? http://750e178d-8229-41c4-aed0-ce67476b3382.onlinestore.godaddy.com/products/chair-x36-wild-black I have the bench by them and really like it. Its quite strong. I’m think you could also paint / stain black.
That’s a really beautiful chair, but I’m a little confused about the dimensions listed. There’s no way it’s only 13″ deep, right? That would make it impossible to sit in. I love the way these style of chairs look, but the nature of the design typically makes them about 36″ or so in depth. I’ll try contacting the company to ask. Thanks, Stephanie!
It does seem quite off. I was trying to tell the difference between the 36 and the 45 chairs.
They replied to me on Twitter—the SEAT is 13″ deep. I’ve asked them for an overall measurement of the entire depth!
Doesn’t meet the price requirements, but Industry West is worth putting on your list if you’re
not familiar — they have pretty things:
Thanks, Katherine! Doesn’t look like they carry anything that’s along the lines of what I’m looking for, but I’m a fan of Industry West—I had their Marais stools in my kitchen in my Newburgh house. 🙂
Thanks for mentioning us, Katherine!
The Q&A section lists dimensions.
Dang, just noticed it’s plastic wicker 🙁
That’s OK—definitely not looking for bar stools, anyway. I want to get my lounge on. 😉
Commenting on my own post with this potential contender…
I wish there were reviews. Blah.
Here one along that same vein only with reviews… however those backs look way too short to be comfortable: https://www.allmodern.com/Mercury-Row%C2%AE-Bentz-3-Piece-Outdoor-Seating-Group-with-Cushion-MCRW4741.html
I’m desperately trying to find patio furniture too and find I’m equally picky and might just stay indoors all summer :/ I bought a patio heater (Bay Area nights!) from a neighbor and I’m just going to go outside and stand next to it to be warm and then go inside.
These aren’t the cutest design, but they are $104 each, look comfy, and have good reviews: The Original Eucalyptus Swing Lounger with Pillow https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000Q8SIOG?tag=amz-mkt-chr-us-20&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-s1100-mac00-other-smile-us000-pcomp-feature-pcomp-wm-1-wl-ask1&ref=bit_pcomp_ask
I think those are pretty nice-looking, actually, but 40″ is waaaaaaay too deep for my little porch. 🙁 If you’ve got the space, go for it! You deserve to enjoy that heater. 🙂
I ended up getting this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S69096887/ (separates) and getting these cushions for it instead http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70143406/ it’s going to be a tight squeeze, we will find out tomorrow morning when we finish building it! Excited to accessorize with colorful pillows!
That’s going to be great, Anne! Congrats on getting closer to having a finished outdoor space. 🙂
Sorry if these are duplicates (so many comments to go through!), but some more ideas:
Thanks so much, Dana. I wish I had a bigger budget!
Isn’t that always the case, no matter the budget? Ha! Hope you find something that works!
Ok one more…
Thanks again, Dana—I really am looking for lounge chairs, though, not dining chairs.
It’s a stretch but try searching eBay for the ones you really want but are out of stock. My boyfriend always finds things that are out of stock in store but people are selling brand new on eBay. I don’t entirely understand it but he has successfully got me a pair of shoes and jeans.
Believe me, I’ve tried! Unfortunately, furniture is very expensive to ship for individuals (as opposed to companies that use big freight trucks and have multiple warehouses), so a $100 chair can immediately become a $200 chair from shipping costs alone.
(But yes, eBay is great for discontinued items that can be sent by parcel! I’ve also bought shoes and jeans that way.)
How about this one? It’s 27″W x 25.50″D x 33″H
Thanks Sue, but it’s really important to me to have something made of natural fibers, not synthetic.
Not sure if others linked to these, or if they’re your style but they do seem to be the right dimensions:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/527860289/paley-mid-century-modern-wicker-chair?ref=market [[note: I don’t know what synthetic wicker means, feel-wise.]]
Thanks, Rachel! Unfortunately, the shipping expense when ordering from sources like Etsy, Chairish, etc. wind up adding hundreds of extra dollars to the cost. That Chairish chair winds up being close to $500 with shipping, and there’s only one chair! (It’s also really important for me to have a natural fiber chair, which rules out most options from places like World Market and so forth…)
Ouch! I hear ya re: shipping. If I see anything else with natural materials (and not outright theft of original designs) I’ll send them to you!
Just saw these, too:
Thanks again! Not my taste, unfortunately. Believe me, I check craigslist several times a day…hoping…haha
This seller has 2 of these vintage chairs in santa fe: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mid-Century-Post-50s-60s-Modern-Homecrest-Wire-Patio-Chair-Furniture/122510329270?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41451%26meid%3Dbb436f6993bd404e9487cc8b0524266b%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D122510345457
I have a chair like that by homecrest only with cushions at my house and its super comfortable…you would just need to have a couple cushions made. at $75 a pop for the chairs you’d have money leftover for the cushions:) Let me know and I can send you pics of what my chairs look like. They have the orginal cushions.
Thanks, Stephanie! I really don’t want metal chairs, though—I’m on the hunt for natural fibers like rattan and wicker.
Have you tried At Home? IMO the quality varies widely, but you can sometimes find real gems that are pretty affordable. Looks like there is one in Abq…
Yes, a few folks have mentioned At Home. I’m going to try to swing by there later today. 🙂
These are on sale for $78 today and maybe free shipping?
Yes! Free shipping. I just ordered two for $170 total. I know they aren’t in stock, but maybe they’ll ship early…
Thanks, Dana! I had considered those, but several of the older reviews (present in Google reviews, but now removed from their site) complain about poor quality over time and a very short seat depth, both deal-breakers for me as I want something that’s good for lounging.
I’m seriously emotionally invested in this…I’ve been checking daily to find out if you’ve made a decision, HA.
I implore you to buy these for your dining room (not for outside) because they are so cool! May not be in the best shape and again I’m totally off track with your requirements but . . . https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/fuo/6153124562.html
Haha, I bookmarked those the day they were listed even though I have no use for them. My dining table is tiny, and I’m happy with my Bertoia chairs. 🙂
These aren’t super stylish, but look really comfy and inoffensive. With the extra 10% off coupon today they are pretty close to budget. Thanks for providing a welcome distraction from the news!!!
Hi Michele, this link just redirects me to Target’s home page, but I’ve looked at every single chair in their website…nothing that’s in-stock meets my needs (or my style). I wish they had something!
Maybe this is what you were linking to?
Unfortunately, they’re resin—and I really have my heart set on a natural fiber. I’d also have to ditch the ottomans since they wouldn’t fit on my porch. I really need/want something more like the photos in my post. Thank you for looking, though!
The Luna chair from Article in your photo now says there are two in stock. Maybe a return? Would they lie about this???
OMFG!!!!!! I’m not asking any questions. I ordered them, and we’ll see what happens. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Sometimes the stars align. Hope it works out!
Hi Anna – How is your macramé coming along? Could you think about DIY-ing a chair frame?
Is that even possible?? I could see how someone (not me, but someone with more experience than making a simple planter hanger) could make a seat, but how would a macrame chair frame work? Would it be dipped in resin or something, like the Carbon chair?
Oh I’m an idiot.. ! I meant macramé a seat for an existing frame, I’m sorry. (It’s late here, and I spent all last night watching the UK election results coming in). Macramé seated aluminium chairs seem popular, but I like the ones done on hoop chair frames or wooden frames. Like this, but in black & neutral?
And this is gorgeous https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/493284965405980028/
They’re beautiful, Debs, but chair caning and weaving is waaaaaay beyond my skillset. Also, FWIW, rope and cane is actually pretty expensive. Even if I had those kinds of skills, it could easily add a couple hundred bucks in materials to the project.
I have been checking back to see whether anyone’s found the unicorn, and found these on my local Craigslist: https://austin.craigslist.org/fuo/6151446013.html
Seriously, if you want them, I’ll buy them and ship them to you.
Thank you so much for offering to do that, Lori! They’re too far beyond my budget, though, and the shipping would be very expensive. Maybe you know someone local who could use them? They’d be beautiful indoors, too.
(And I know, they’re budget breakers unless the sellers are willing to negotiate, but I have concluded from many internet searches that nobody even does real wicker anymore in a contemporary style.)
Sorry dont know if u already know. The,chairs,from Article aee in stock. Exactly 2,left. Hurry…
Thanks, Emmy! Diane (above) noticed that yesterday and alerted me, so I ordered a pair immediately. I received an order confirmation email but they’re still showing two in stock, so…well, hopefully the whole thing wasn’t an error. Crossing my fingers that I have two chairs on my porch in a few weeks! 🙂
(Can’t tell me how much this post has helped me identify new shopping sources for our new house!)
YOU. Can’t tell YOU. Duh.
Not exactly your style, but the price and size look to be right.
Probably to expensive and I’m not even sure if you can get it in America but look how pretty it is. It’s from the danish brand House Doctor. Unfortunately I don’t have a garden or even a balcony. http://www.littlethings.dk/shop/moebler/stole/retro-lounge-stol-house-doctor/
Ikea. I just sat in a great one the other day, in the UK each is 35 pounds.
I know this is technically “kids furniture” but it’s dimensions are close to your required ones! (I was checking on rattan furniture for my son and saw it) https://m.landofnod.com/antoinette-rattan-navy-kids-chair/s379688 And I also found this one slightly over budget: https://www.etsy.com/listing/501931358/vintage-rattan-hoop-chair?utm_campaign=shopping_us_KidWildCollective_sfc_osa&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_custom1=0&utm_content=11592436&gclid=CL-886KZuNQCFQUIaQodKWkGwA
These are just what I imagine you with, however I have no idea if they are available in the US and how much the £399.00 converts to in dollars but they are really rather wonderful
Check out solair chairs or, as they are also know, motel chairs. Inexpensive (I paid $100 Cdn each for mine) super comfortable and super cool to boot. Designed in the 60’s and still look great.
Hi Carolyn, thanks—I like the way Solair chairs look, but plastic is very uncomfortable to sit on in New Mexico heat. (I already bought chairs, btw—check my most recent post! 🙂 )
Sorry if someone already suggested this, but have you seen these? Love their look: https://www.target.com/p/latigo-3-pc-rattan-patio-chat-set-threshold-153/-/A-51267971
Thanks, Erika! A few folks did suggest this set, but 35″ is much too deep for my tiny space.
I had the same size requirements as you and I just bought 2 of these… They are resin, however, they are dirt cheap so I also bought two really cute black and white striped seat cushions for $12/each.
As an additional option, there is this, which comes with a seat as well.
(this are both from the canadian site, but I’m sure you could find them on .com)
Just saw these and thought of you: https://www.worldmarket.com/product/taupe-rattan-flynn-lounger-chair.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search
There should be DIYs how to make wire or and rattan patio chairs. The prices of outdoor are egregiously ridiculous.
There are plenty of videos of the process of weaving rattan on YouTube. This is something that goes beyond “DIY”—it’s an art that requires years of acquired skill and many hours of labor to produce a single chair. The person who made your favorite “egregiously ridiculous”-ly priced rattan chair probably earned no more than a dollar or two per hour…at most. But by all means, make your own!