Craigslisting: McGuire Barrel Chairs

On Friday night after I put the baby down to sleep I did a little Craigslisting just for fun (I know, big night, right?) and came across an interesting pair of chairs...

The price was right and they were only a few blocks from my house, so I hopped in the car to check them out early Saturday morning. I instantly fell in love with them! That sleek barrel shape, but how fun is the circle rattan detailing on the back!

I knew they were a project but I didn't realize what a score I had found until I did a little googling and realized they were designed by Laura Kirar for Mcguire @here:

Come to find out these babies retail for $4800/chair! Can you even?! Needless to say I'm dreaming up some fabby upholstery ideas and will be holding on to these guys all for myself. Couldn't you see them freshly lacquered with a retro-inspired Trina Turk fabric? So many possibilities!