I am a little embarrassed to say that I have had this chair in my garage for about 5 years now! I loved the caning and the shape of it, and have been meaning to give it a makeover... but it kept getting knocked to the end of my to-do list. Years later, and a She Shed project with a perfect little spot for it, now it is finally finished!
Here are the before and after pictures. Brace yourself.
To start, we unscrewed the seat and removed the cushion. Then I used a light gray chalk paint that I had on hand to paint a couple of coats on the chair. Once it was dry, I lightly distressed it to let some of the original wood show through. I cleaned the cushion the best I could and then recovered it with a light gray upholstery fabric that I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics. I just pulled it tight around the cushion and stapled it on the the underside. Then we just screwed the seat back to the base.
I think there is a pretty big difference between the before and the after! I should have done it a long time ago! What do you think?
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