Dining Room Addition – Metal Cafe Chairs

Kyle and I have had our eyes on galvanized metal chairs for months now. Photos like these kept popping up and I couldn’t help but think they’d go perfectly with our new farmhouse table.

metal cafe tolix chairs

metal cafe tolix chairs

metal cafe tolix chairs

metal cafe tolix chairs

metal cafe tolix chairs

 I’m happy to report that we finally bit the bullet and ordered four metal chairs for our dining room. Yes! With that said, I did some serious research on price and quality before we purchased these chairs, and here’s my quick report on what I found…

metal chair - lyle side chair

Lyle side chair from Crate & Barrel – $199.00

Sundance 1934 dining chair

1934 Dining Chair from Sundance  – $245.00

Pottery Barn Tolix chair

Tolix Cafe chair from Pottery Barn – $199.00

metal chairs anthropologie

Redsmith Dining Chair from Anthropologie – $198.00

And then, here’s the chairs we actually purchased. They are from Industry West and were $121.50 each. Score.

metal chairs industry west

The chairs are called Marais A Side Chair and are by far the most economical choice.  I absolutely feel we are getting a great quality chair for a great price. Industry West carries these chairs in gunmetal, galvanized, black, yellow, red, blue, white and green  – lots of options! The chairs are set to be delivered in 3 weeks…so we play the waiting game and hope the chairs look as good as we envision:)!

37 thoughts on “Dining Room Addition – Metal Cafe Chairs

  1. Kari Said:

    Love these! They are going to look amazing with your table!

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  2. Leila Said:

    Yay! They’ll look great!!

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  3. Laura Wifler Said:

    Thanks so much for sharing – I’ve been looking for these at a lower price point forever – Can you let me how comfortable these chairs are? I’m thinking about ordering some, but we’re big “sit around the dining room table” people and I’m just wondering if they’d be comfortable for that. Thanks again!

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  4. Maria Holmes Said:

    Hi there! I am new to your blog. Happened to Google metal chairs + farmhouse table and it took me here. I am LOVING your site. Would you be so kind as to give us an update on the chairs? Are they comfortable? Are you happy with them? I am thinking of purchasing these chairs for my farmhouse table that my husband and I recently made. Thanks so much!!!

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Hi Maria! Thanks so much for your note! The chairs are set to be delivered on Monday, Feb 28th. I’ll be sure to post my review on them ASAP:).

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  5. Jen Spadaro Said:

    I’m in love with this look, that’s how I came across your blog. They have great copies of these chairs at overstock, they only Come in black, white and red. I’m really looking for the silver. I think I’m going to get them in white and spray paint them. They are only $170 for 4!!!!! Crazy

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  7. Kristin Said:

    How are the chairs holding up? Iam thinking of buying from Industry West because they cost half as much as Crate and Barrel, but I noticed the C&B have a reinforced back. Does that matter?

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  8. Julie Lappe Said:

    Curious to know if you ended up with these chairs and if so, how do you like them? I am considering them and would love some feedback.

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Hi Julie! We did end up keeping the chairs, and I really like them! They are classic and durable!

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  9. Jennifer Lambert Said:

    Hi Kirsten. My husband and I are wanting to order these chairs and we’re glad to find your website. You said you kept the chairs but never commented on their comfort. Comfort is key for us so can you tell me what you think about them in regards to comfort? Could you enjoy a couple hours of sitting over a nice dinner and conversation with guests?

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  10. My Daily Inspiration Board Said:

    I would love to follow up on Jennifer Lambert’s question. I have been obsessing over these chairs for months. I haven’t pulled the trigger because I am concerned about comfort.Look forward to hearing your response.

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Hi gals! I love the look of the chairs as well, and they actually aren’t too uncomfortable. With that said, they obviously aren’t as comfy as a plush cushion chair, but for what they are, they are dandy:).

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  11. Amber Said:

    WANT these chairs, but the price has gone up quite a bit. Did you use a coupon?

    Thanks so much!
    Amber

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    1. kirsten Said:

      They are great! Bummer they have gone up in price, as I didn’t use a coupon.

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  12. Lois Said:

    Did you get these in Gun Metal or Galvanized. I can’t decide which color to go with.

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    1. kirsten Said:

      We got galvanized, but I love both colors!

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  13. Ella White Said:

    Hi there. If you like these chairs you should check out Designform Furnishings. They have a Facebook page and a website. They carry the same chairs as Industry West but also have many more styles and color options available.

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  14. Anjali Said:

    Hi there! I am also looking for similar chairs – would you recommend these? Also, do you have any updated dining room pics up on the site? Thanks!

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  15. Suzana Said:

    Man, I actually found the same kind at $50 ea on the overstock.com.

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  17. Angie Said:

    Hi there, I am thinking of getting these chairs but can’t decide between galvanized or gunmetal? Which do you think would match our stainless steel appliances and brushed nickel light fixtures better? Thanks, Angie

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    1. kirsten Said:

      I think either! We couldn’t decide either, but we went with galvanized:).

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  18. Angie Said:

    Hi again, I know it’s a lot to ask but would you be able to send me a picture or one in your house just to get a look at the finish in a natural light (or up against your appliances). It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!!! Angie

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Hi Angie! I would be happy to do so, but because of our move, our chairs are in storage! I will take a few photos when we finally move:).

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  19. Elizabeth Said:

    Hi,
    I recently ordered Restoration Hardware’s version of these and was sorely disappointed with what I received. Rust spots, they don’t stack, and the feet are plastic rather than rubber and some of them arrived already broken off or about to be. I am returning them and considering industry west’s – apparently now pottery barn no longer has tolix in a metal finish. Anyway, were you happy with the quality? Are the feet rubber?
    Do they stack?
    Thanks :)

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    1. Kendall Said:

      I also got the restoration hardware ones and was also disappointed!

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  20. Kristen Mae at Abandoning Pretense Said:

    I just stumbled across your blog because we bought a contemporary/rustic farmhouse table off of craigslist last night, and I thought, ‘Gee Whiz, some industrial-looking metal chairs would look fantastic with this table.’ So I searched “metal dining chairs” and your site came up, with a picture of almost the EXACT table we bought and the EXACT chair that I had pictured in my brain. Now I have to subscribe to your site!

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  21. val Said:

    There are some cute ones right now at overstock- 4/$200!!

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  22. Stefanie Said:

    I just recently purchased these chairs from A Passion Decor through Amazon.com. I LOVED the chairs. They looked amazing and were very good quality and each chair was only $75.00 each! Unfortunately the seat was too narrow – the bars of the backrest where they attach to the seat were very tight against my hips. It hurt too much for me to ignore it (which is what I wanted to do). I sent them back and have continued my hunt for these chairs with a wider seat. I thought I hit the jackpot when I found the chairs with much wider seats and for $99.00 each from Restoration Hardware. I am so unhappy to say the least. The chairs are comfortable, but they look cheap! Ugh! I hate these chairs and am sending them back tomorrow. The glides are plastic, some we’re missing or falling off, many of the welding spots are poorly done and even some of them are sharp and cut my finger. I came across your blog during my search for new chairs. I am thinking about the chairs you bought. How wide is the seat? Better yet, what is the width between the inside of the backrest bars where they attach to the seat – from one bar to the other? Thank you!

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  23. Daphne Said:

    Does anyone know where the Industry West chairs are made? Thanks.

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  24. kirsten Said:

    Hi Elizabeth!

    The chairs are great. They do stack and they have held up very well. Overall, we are happy customers!

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