Cane Chair Brightened Up!

Marj MRC Creations
by Marj MRC Creations
2 Hours
I bought this caned seat chair at a vintage shop as I really liked its pretty lines, small stature and very solid build. It was nicked and stained here and there, but the seating was in great shape, as was the rest of the chair. I decided to pretty it up for our cottage kitchen and I am so glad I did! It was an easy, fun project and I hope it inspires others to look at dark older furniture in a new light.
This is the chair, before I transformed it. Nice lines, eh?
The caning on the seat was in great shape.
I spray painted a coat of primer all over the chair. I used Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 spray primer. I didn't have to prime since I was going to use Fusion's Mineral paint, but I like covering a dark colour with a primer which saves on using the pricier paint. In this case, since it was done with a spray primer, it also saved my arms!
I had some homemade navy blue chalk paint lying around, so I dabbed some here and there, hoping to get some of it to come through in the final look.
Here is the final result! I have a pretty, white chair with some character to add to the collection I have growing. We use these mismatched chairs around our kitchen table. (Once I have it all done, I'll post final look in the room). I painted two coats of Fusion's Mineral white paint, then sanded in places to bring out some navy and some of the dark brown from original wood colour. I then waxed one coat and was done. I love this cute chair, now!
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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Aug 03, 2015
    Very nice! I like the bits of distressing.
  • Greg Paige Roussel Greg Paige Roussel on Oct 27, 2015
    Looks amazing!! I love chairs.
    • Marj MRC Creations Marj MRC Creations on Oct 28, 2015
      @Greg Paige Roussel Thank you! I've been lucky that we actually NEED chairs as we are changing out our kitchen set at the cottage, for something mismatched and more unique. But I love chairs, too, so what am I going to do when I don't actually need anymore?! Yikes! LOL