Vintage Cane Chair: Quick Makeover and a New Convo Area

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Vintage Cane Chair Update

You should all know by now that I basically live at Salvation Army.  So it should be no surprise to you that I stalked these chairs, 5 of them to be exact-until they were marked down to my favorite percentage off---yes 75% off! I paid $30 buckaroos, for 5 vintage cane chairs.


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Did I need 5 vintage cane chairs? No.  But I wanted two of them, so I craigslisted the other 3.  It’s so funny how those with creative minds can see far beyond, the ugly, the dirty, the sometimes wobbly or GREEN items at these thrift stores-I think that other people  just couldn't get past the green on these chairs!

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Uh, Hello!!!  The 70’s called and they want there neon green fabric back!
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I’ve seen lots of these chairs pop up over blog land. I had originally planned on painting these--my fav Almond Cream Behr paint, but after googling vintage cane chairs, I found lots of different variations for finishes.

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credit: Alchemy Fine Living---Really loving the white!
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credit: apartment therapy-Loving the red and black too!
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credit:  Small Burst
But, I ultimately decided to keep them au naturale (or with their original finish). I also just recovered the cushion with left over drop cloth from this chair redo.

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Now I’ve created a small conversation area in my living room. Please ignore my window treatments(I’m trying to make sense of this area right now, lol). Check out my table though, (it was a roadside treasure! it’s old and faded and the finish is peeling and I love it!)
Shall we call this fading and peeling patina?, yes we shall . . .

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It’s leather topped with a beautiful design . . .
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So, What do you think? should I paint them or keep them the way that they are?
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5 comments

  1. Wow you got a great deal, those chairs are fabulous.I like them in the natural wood but painted looks great too. I'm no help LOL. If you live with them a while you will get an answer, the space will tell you what it wants. That's what I do anyway...seems to work out okay.

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  2. 5 chairs for 30 bucks! Woo-hoo! You got an awesome deal Carli. The SA in my area is a little overpriced, they had furniture in there for $700. UNBELIEVABLE!!

    I really love the new look of your chairs. They look perfect with your table. They look nice with your pillows too.

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  3. these look fab. And 5 for $30-LOVE IT! We'll have these chairs for quite sometime. Just changing up the covering makes such a huge difference. BTW-Love your blog!

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  4. Looks Awesome! But why not that awesome vintage green fabric (LOL)
    Yea, it needed the love you gave it! Great job!

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  5. Love the idea that you left the table in the "found" condition....sometimes these orphans just need to be loved as is....

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