Cheap Fix for a Chair With Broken Cane
Have you ever found a chair with broken cane? Or maybe you have broken one of your own. I found this one at my neighbors on garbage day. I wasn't going to invest any money having the cane repaired, so I figured out the cheapest and easiest way to fix it!
A $.99 roll of jute twine!
Well, first I painted the chair white with DIY chalk paint. http://sunflowerhugs.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-version-of-diy-chalk-paint.html
After it dried, I distressed and waxed and then started weaving the twine through the holes that were there from the cane.
It took a couple of tries to get the spacing right, but eventually I was able to figure out how to create a basket weave look with the twine.
I didn't even use half the roll of twine and I think it came out amazing! It is strong enough for sitting, but I wouldn't recommend standing on it. I am sure it would break just like cane does.
I painted the chair to go with a small desk. Check out my blog for the whole makeover.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published May 28th, 2015 6:00 AM
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