Monday, September 26, 2011

Corduroy Cane Chairs

I was lucky enough to come across these chairs at my local Goodwill.  Aren’t they gorgeous? 
The cane was in great shape.  The frames are strong and sturdy, but they were on rollers for some reason.
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They just need a tiny bit of work.
First I removed the bottom cushions.  These were the only cushions I wanted to recover.  I didn’t bother with the loose back pillows as I want to use some accent pillows when they’re done.
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Again start with your project upside down when painting those hard to reach spots. Give a good two coats of spray KILZ primer, sanding in between coats.  Then a coat of a light cream paint to finish it off.
I didn’t glaze or distress the chairs.  I liked the fresh coat of cream paint the way it was.
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Now I have to show you this FABULOUS fabric I found.  Heavy, luxurious, beautiful cream and black fabric. 
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I’m totally in love with this fabric.
Since I didn’t recover these seats myself, but had someone I know do them professionally for me, I have no instructions for this part.  I didn’t trust myself with the piping and I wanted the edges nice, square and crisp.
Here is one of the chairs cushions finished.
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And one of the chairs…(to tell you the truth I don’t have room for these lovelies unfortunately so I’ll just show one…. you get the gist)
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That’s it for now.
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Thanks for reading
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  1. Very pretty! I like the black and white, but with the orange pillow it is the perfect touch!

  2. Love what you did with them! So pretty and I LOVE that fabric too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Can you say Awesome! Love the chairs! You did a fantastic job.

    Come by the blog we just posted our first ever thrift theme link party. I'd love for you to join us.

  4. Fanbloodytastic!! They're stunning! Great find and great job :)

  5. Oooh la la! Very pretty! I always see great chairs at thrift stores to re-do but then the realization hits: I have no room! Ugh. Haha!

  6. You did a great job. I am glad you left off the back cushion and only added throw pillows. What a big big difference. Love your site.

  7. Lisa, those are adorable. Love love love that fabric!
    Smiles, Alice
    Ps your pictures are wonderful too.

  8. Stunning~! I would have grabbed those babes in a heartbeat too..
    love the fabric you used..

  9. Lisa, you are so fortunate! What a great find and of course a stunning restyle.

  10. Now why can't I find chairs like these! Beautiful! Love the orange and black!!

  11. I so want to get a cane back chair, I keep looking at GW but so far no luck! I love and adore yours and the fabric is wonderful!


  12. Those are beautiful, Lisa! Love the fabric and the pop of orange is a nice touch.

  13. Ooooh, it's fabulous!!! Love the non-distressed clean look. And, that fabric is amazing. Great transformation!

    Visiting from Not Just a Housewife. Following you now. :)

  14. Lucky you~~ They look wonderful. You did a great job.

  15. You did a great job! I love this! I would love for you to link up at
    I hope to see you there
    New follower,

  16. I love the makeover and what a great price!

  17. OMG, they don't look like the same chairs! You really made them look like a million bucks. Great choice of paint and fabric. LOVE the new look!

  18. Just FABULOUS...can never go wrong with classic black and white! The piping on your cushion is so talented you are!!

  19. WOW! What a difference a pretty paint job and the right fabric makes. The festive fall d├ęcor you created with your chair is just gorgeous, Lisa.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again. Hope to see you this week, as well.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  20. Lisa, that chair turned out GORGEOUS!! :)

  21. You are so inspiring!!! Fabulous job!!!!!


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