Finally! After weeks of obsessively checking Craigslist, I came across an Ektorp chair (usually $250) for $50! I know it looks gross in the picture, but that's because the slipcover was ripped in the front so I just went ahead and took it off when we got it home, and I'm planning on buying a new white slipcover for $29 when we make our trip to Ikea soon.
I probably should have waited to post of picture of my chair with a new slipcover for a more dramatic reveal, but I just couldn't wait to share!
Sooooo for all of $80 I will have come in waaaaay below my original $500 budget for a new chair.