Saturday, January 19, 2013

Antique Pair of Chairs

I can't tell you how many times I've passed over chairs at a thrift store that have had caning but the caning is in disrepair. I don't know how to re-cane chairs and I doubt I'll ever's just not in my wheelhouse.

I was brought these chairs and the caning had been ripped out. I thought I'd ask my Father in Law if he could make seats that would work. Of course he could...he's a superhero when it comes to fixing things.

I then painted them in a DIY chalk paint, heavily distressed them and sealed with Antique Brown wax from Fiddes. They are super sturdy and ready for their new home!

The after would be far more dramatic if I'd had a before picture, but I hope they are fun to look at anyway :)

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Lynn Fern said...

Oh yes those are super cute. I have hesitated on chairs when it is rush seating or anything not solid wood or fabric.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Those chairs have the cutest little shape and they are darling in blue! Great save!

srpprcrftr said...

Your chairs are adorable, very different in style. How old are they? Love the style and lines of them, the blue is great. Love how your re-did them, bravo.
You can buy sheets of caning to replace a caned seat. We found a great chair at a swap meet years ago and hubs put the new caning in and the stuff that goes around the edge of caning. Still have that chair and it's been many years since he redid it. We paid $10 for it and we were offered $200 for it. Thinking of that chair, when (if) spring gets here I'm going to get that chair out to paint it. Want to try home made chalk paint on it.
We live west of Grand Junction, CO., it's been alot colder here than it is in Chicago. Lots of snow and weeks of below 20's during the day. Today it got up to about 25 out where we live. Love your rug, colors are gorgeous.

Cassie Bustamante said...

so pretty! i adore the shape of these chairs! and i feel the same way about painting them, but they usually end up worth it. :)

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I would like to order up two of these chairs please!! Just lovely! The color was a nice choice too!

The Joyful Thrifter

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They look fantastic! I love the color. Megan

Decor & Harmony said...

I have never seen chairs like cute. Nice job as always Allison........have a great day.

me said...

The chairs are lovely!!!

I'd like to invite you to check out my thrifted link up!


SewSweetVIntage said...

Great color and love your chairs!!!!! Stop by

My Creatively Vintage Life said...

Wow...I am exactly the same way. I've passes over those chairs a million times myself. Now I will look at them differently. Thanks for that. I love love your finished chairs. LOVELY! Came to you from a linky party and am now following!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Love these!