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my funke new tobias chairs from ikea

No, that’s not a typo in the title. It’s a reference to Tobias Funke from Arrested Development. He’s a bumbling, well-meaning never-nude (“There are DOZENS of us!”) and one of the funniest characters evar.

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I should probably back up a little bit. I needed some new dining chairs to fit my new, smaller dining room table in my new, smaller apartment. (Seen below.) Look how sad my dining room table looks without any chairs to keep him company.

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Not going to lie, I’ve been hunting since July. Watching…waiting…stalking Craigslist. Originally, I mentioned wanting these guys from Overstock. I liked their modern look, but on second thought I wasn’t sure I wanted white chairs to go with my white table. Plus, I didn’t realllly want to spend $150.

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So, I kept an eye on Craigslist for some clean-lined, smallish chairs under $100. Almost 4 months of NOTHIN. Then, one day, Thou Shall Craigslist came to the rescue. I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: this blog is the shiz. Some kind, unknown (to me) Austinite runs this blog and combs Craigslist daily for the best finds. That person then posts them on the blog. This blog is pretty popular, so these items go fast- which means I’ve never actually secured a purchase that I’ve found through TSC. UNTIL NOW.

My Funke New Tobias Chairs from Ikea

::angels sing:: Which brings us back, full circle, to Tobias. See, these are the TOBIAS chairs from Ikea. They are the perfect size and shape. I love that they are transparent since that means they don’t take up much visual space at all in my teeny dining room. I love that the name of these chairs reminds me of my favorite never-nude. And I LOVE that they were $30 each through my Craigslist purchase, instead of $80 each from Ikea.

Picture dump for visually-hungry peeps:

My Funke New Tobias Chairs from Ikea

My Funke New Tobias Chairs from Ikea

My Funke New Tobias Chairs from Ikea

 

Just proof once again that good things come to those who stalk Craigslist on a regular basis! I’m so tickled with Tobias 1 & 2. Any of you fine peeps finding anything good on CL these days?

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10 Comments

  1. hold on. the title of this post just won the internet today. Touche. and I love the chairs

    • abamolly@gmail.com abamolly@gmail.com

      Haha thanks!! If I’m reading my Interwebz textbook correctly, I think the “win the internet” formula normally involves at least a fraction of Arrested Development references.

  2. Molly – if it makes ANY difference, the original “FUNKY TOWN’ has been playing in my head all day. xoxo

  3. Great post and adorable pics!! This is like the third time this show has come up in the last few days. I need to watch it!

    • abamolly@gmail.com abamolly@gmail.com

      I seriously recommend it. But only if you like laughing hysterically.

  4. Such a cute post!! Those chairs look awesome! I wish my apartment was bigger so I could decorate more – the walls of my room are covered!

    PS Loving your blog! Would love to button swap! 🙂

    • abamolly@gmail.com abamolly@gmail.com

      Carly- totally wish I had a bigger place, too! I have several art pieces that I’ve had to stack up under my bed because I’ve maxed out my wall space. The woes of tiny-apartment dwellers!

      I’d love to swap! I’ll email you with deets!

  5. Tobias is one of my most fave characters ever! Also, I am loving your little dining room space, its ADORABLE

  6. Love love love the chairs!!! And the entire room! Adorable!

    • abamolly@gmail.com abamolly@gmail.com

      Thank you so much!! I’m just glad they fit in the tiny room. 🙂

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