Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cane Chair Makeover



We needed additional seating in the family room as U shaped leather sofa we have could only seat 6. I somehow didn't like all fabric chair. With a toddler at home, keeping fabric chairs clean sounded like an uphill task. So the hunting for the chairs began until I saw the cane chair in some magazine.

Cane chairs are very special to me. We had cane chair back home in Dad's office room. Every time I look at the cane chair, I can visualize/imagine dad sitting on the cane chair with his morning tea in one hand and the newspaper in the other ....nostalgic... 

I looked at few of cane chair options available online but they were wayyyy too expensive. Searching for these beauties extended to craigslist/ebay for couple of months. Finally I found the chairs I liked. They were in good shape and caning was intact, I knew with some love and elbow grease, I could make them look better.

I don't have the before picture of the actual chairs. Here is how they look now in the family room :)


Now on to the process
  • I gave them nice sponge bath with soapy water couple of times
  • Then sand, sand and sand
  • Primed using spray primer Let the primer dry properly per instruction on the primer bottle (I left it for a week, not that I wanted to, but could work on this on the weekend only)
  • Then spray painted (two coats) with heirloom white. This is my first attempt at spray painting furniture
  • Now comes interesting part. Removing the existing cushion cover and hundreds of staples. I carefully removed the existing cover so that I could use that as template for the new cover. 
  • With the fabric of choice, start stapling the fabric. 
  • Trim the extra fabric
  • Applied the decorative rope trim using the hot glue to cover the staples
  • Gave a coating of protective finish using polyurethane.
Here is how the chairs looked through different stages.




Here is the one with before and after, just for the comparison. :)


This was my first attempt at furniture painting and love the transformation.

Are you doing anything for this weekend? I am looking forward for the long weekend to finish couple of unfinished projects. Cant wait to share them with you all.

Enjoy the long weekend!!! Oops, I almost forgot, Happy Valentines Day!!


-Techie

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15 comments :

  1. Bharati, I like the fabric you used for your chairs. And you did a great job for using spray paint for the first time. The chairs look beautiful.

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    1. Thank u Reshma. Thank you for all the encouragement. :)

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    1. Thank you Camille. Thanks for stopping by and encouraging words

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  3. The chairs look beautiful! Great job for a first timer!

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    1. Thank you Sherry. Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me

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  4. Wow these turned out so beautifully! Excellent job. It is soooo hard waiting for paint to dry you just want to finish the project so you can enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you Heather. Waiting is the worst part of the painting furniture but at the end, its worth the wait :)

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  5. Beautiful job on the chairs. The fabric and trim are stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. I love the chair makeovers! Pretty paint and the fabric is perfect too. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you Alison, Thank you for hosting

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  7. Fantastic transformation - truly stunning! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  8. Thank u Kathy for stopping by and for hosting.

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