Happy Tuesday! Today I have a fun chair makeover to share with you. I bought a set of 6 of these chairs a while back. 4 had caning in good shape, and 2 needed seat replacement, so I broke them up into a set of 4, and a pair. I loved their sweet vintage shape…..
I painted all of them with General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen, and I only very lightly sanded them to prep. For the set of 4 chairs, I wanted a more solid look, and I knew I wanted to keep the caning unpainted. I painted those with 3 coats each, and distressed them by hand and finished them with a clear wax. I completely forgot to take a picture of them before I took them to the shop (which, by the way if you are looking for our shop, Persephone, we are no longer in the shop, and only at the barn), but I do at least have a photo of them in the shop before they sold.
I love the contrast of the natural caning with the creamy linen color!
For the other two, I wanted a much more rustic look. I painted them each with just one coat of paint, and then very heavily distressed them, and finished them with clear wax. To create new seats, I made a pattern with posterboard, cut the seats out of plywood, and used batting and a burlap sack to cover the seat. They have a much more weathered and rustic look to them, which I love! Though the seats do not match they are from the top and bottom halves of one sack, so the colors are all the same. And in case you are wondering, I laundered the sack by soaking it in oxy clean and water for 24 hours and then let them dry in the sunshine. They just have a well loved look. 😉
And here are a few closer shots of the finish….
I don’t usually go this distressed on my pieces, but something about these chairs was calling for it. I am glad I went with it!
We are totally out of space at the barn, so most likely these will not be available until the December barn sale!
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