Extra Thanksgiving Guests?: 10 Spare Chairs to Prepare

chair folding woodenDoesn't it always happen on Thanksgiving? You get the dining room table all set for dinner and then that thing called life happens. Someone can't come because they're sick. You can't find your twelfth fork. Your kids can't stop touching your delicate leaf centerpiece. Or (gulp!) someone brings an unexpected guest!

Well, you can't think of everything that might happen, but you can prepare with a spare chair (or two, or four). All of these great-looking extra seating options fold up for easy storage year-round but look good enough to use at your dining room table on the special holiday. Of course, we've picked out a variety of styles because we know everyone's idea of fancy is a little different.

Click over to check out 10 great folding chairs to keep on hand in case of a lack-of-seating emergency this Thanksgiving.


10 Great Folding Chairs for Entertaining

Shown above: Wood Folding Chairs - Set of 4 (were $139.80; now $109.95) at Crate & Barrel

ladder back folding chair blackLadder Back Folding Dining Chair - Set of 2 ($89.99) at World Market


turquioise folding chair

America Chair ($29) at The Conran Shop

bamboo folding chairs

Bamboo Folding Chairs - Set of 2 ($79.99) at Target

lucite folding chair

Lucite Folding Chair ($79.99) at Bed Bath & Beyond

embassy folding chair

Embassy Folding Chair - Hillsdale ($109) at Everything Furniture

leather folding chairLina Leather Folding Chair ($150) at Design Within Reach

portable bench folding

Portable Wooden Folding Bench Set - Set of 2 ($159) at Stacks and Stacks

arvinn folding chair ikea

ARVINN Folding Chair ($39.99) at IKEA

gray folding chairs

Hercules Hinged Metal Folding Chair - Set of 4 ($55) at Walmart

Need Chairs & Got the DIY Spirit?

Pick up some old folding chairs at a thrift store or garage sale and give them a makeover! Here are two lovely examples.

folding chair makeover spray painted

Via Design*Sponge

folding chairs spray painted makeover

Via vol.25

What do you use for extra seating at your house?


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