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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Shabby Cane Chair

 

Oh Kijiji, on a dark winter night you are a dream weaver. 

 
It's January, it's cold, and as you can probably tell I am spending a lot of time on kijiji.  I suddenly wanted a chair with a cane back, seat, arms - anything!  I saw a stunning chair but it was $1000.00 which is beyond single mom budget. 

 
Then I saw this chair and I knew it would satisfy my urge for a cane chair and thought I could make it work.

 

It was in my budget range, white and even already distressed.  The only issue was the seat cover which was not my style. A few weeks ago in my basement I found a hammock made of strong cotton that had aged beautifully,  I liked the colour and wanted to use it with something.






It seems like they would be nice together. So off came the previous seat cover and I discovered a .49 cent paint can opener is perfect for getting off old staples.

With a bit of work I got it all together.



Yowza!  I love it.


It works in the small corner of my living room that needed something petite.  It's by the window, next to my marble cherub table with a little lamp with crystals and it's all just so french and charming.

I'm so happy with the results.

Patricia




10 comments:

  1. It turned out beautifully! Besides getting all those staples out, it was no small feat to make sure the stripes were positioned just so! Job well done!

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  2. Online looking for sale of chairs to cane and pricing. Have just a straight, fairly open back chair to be caned, as well as the caning. Wondering how to price.

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