I’ve used caned chairs in a bunch of client projects and every time I find the perfect pair at a thrift store and restore them with paint and fabric I’m always so sad to see them go.
Last week the itch for caning would not let up and I needed to get my hands on some caned chairs for myself. Searches on craigslist came up empty so I penciled in a day last week to hit all of my favorite thrift stores and was lucky enough to find the perfect pair in the first one.
Learning my lesson from previous thrifting experiences I snagged them right away:
Now here is my caning conundrum do I leave the wood as is or paint it?
Normally I would paint, but the wood is in good condition and my first feeling was to leave it as is.
Or this Large Polka Dot Ikat:
Kinda leaning towards a pink velvet (Hope Jon’s not reading this post. When I try to get approval on bright pink we will have to think of a deceiving code name for pink)
The other main fabric in the room is:
With pops of this:
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