Cane Chair Brightened Up!
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!
Published August 3rd, 2015 9:36 AM