Cane Side Chair, Hers and Mine
September 29, 2010
Continuing the Fantastic Feature series, today I’m here to show off a fabulous before and after starring the inventive Brooke of Oh Brooke blog. You savvy readers have seen your share of these kinds of chair makeovers, but Brooke’s is exceptionally good due to her fabric and finish choice, and excellent tutorial!
Here’s Brooke’s Before:
And she reupholstered not one, but two of them! You can see them both here.
I love the traditional style of a cane back or cane side chair ~ I even revamped this pretty one last year. I have a soft spot for thrift store chairs with great lines, so I picked up this little number eons ago, and I’ve been meaning to reupholster it for months.
Here is mine.
It’s been collecting dust in my garage, but thanks to Brooke’s inspiration, I spent yesterday pulling out the worn fabric and upholstery staples, and taking it down to its bare frame.
Now the real question is, what should I do with it ?
The chair is going to sit in a neutral corner outside our master bedroom. The hub has requested a place to sit and remove shoes at day’s end, so it will just be a catchall chair destined for a corner niche, but I’d love to give it some style. Anything’s possible with this makeover.
Should I leave the dark wood intact, and recover it in a cream velvet or natural linen?
Perhaps I should paint it a pale gray or soft green or antique white, maybe give it a little distressing?
Should I go for glam, and give it some gilt or silver leaf, like these beauties?
What do you think? Any finish you’d like me to tackle just for fun? What sort of fabric do you see ? I welcome your input!
Whatever I choose, I’ll surely be guided by Brooke’s great tutorial ~ pop on over to see her step by step and congratulate her on a job well done. Bravo Brooke!
Do you have a super fab rehab you’d like to showcase? Send your submission to [email protected] !