I spent my Saturday night sucked in a HGTV trance. It created a huge urge to spend an afternoon rummaging and bargaining at a flea market. Inspired to breathe new life into a set of chairs, an old frame, or a rug. I wanted to share with you a set of cane chairs that I made new again. Last year, I went on a search for a set of cane chairs. I love the cane look and was determined to find a pair that was priced under a 100 bucks. The victory was mine when I found a set in solid, great condition, and a steal at $20 dollars for both. This gave me the okay to spend a bit more on the fabric.
I gave a light sand to the chairs and then used an indoor/outdoor spray paint and then sealed the paint. I chose white for a couple of reasons: I never owned white furniture and was inspired by a beach cottage look of white and airy furniture. Third reason was I wanted the flower detail on the chair to stand out. The fabric was a bit pricey but I loved the white and grey mixed with the bright green. Again, it felt fresh and new to me. Upholstery is a group project. My advice to you is to share this project with a friend as you will need someone to help pull and tuck to get the corners to lay flat on rounded chair corners. If you are not confident it is good to just send it to a professional.
The chairs will be long members of our family, but knowing myself they might see a change of color and fabric over time.
$20 dollar chair turned into family treasures.