While browsing Craigslist last week, I stumbled upon these two antique cane chairs for sale at a very reasonable price. I’ve been looking for something small scale, preferably a pair, and easy to reupholster. After emailing the seller, I thought these fit my requirements and she happened to live close by, so I schedule a time to go by and take a look.
Though not my preference, the gold velvety upholstery is in very good condition and there were just a few spots of wear in the caning. By the way, the seller had such a cute style. Check out the rug in the image below. I quizzed her on several things in her house and found out she’s pretty crafty.
The chairs now live at my house.
I’m trying to decide what to do next. Like most men, my husband thinks painting them would be unholy. But, have you ever met a man who thought painting dark wood was a good idea? I compiled a few ideas of reupholstered chairs and unpainted wood. Yawn. Kidding, I like the first option.
Next, I thought about painting them white and adding a fun bold pattern. You can see a few fun inspiration images below.
Lastly, if I’m going to paint them, why not go bold? I love the mix of pattern on the green chair but I really dig the greenish yellow chair color.
For now, they actually look pretty good “as is” in our family room. I took the Richloom Invigorate Confetti pillows that I made off of the sofa and adding them to the chairs for color… not too bad.
What would you do? Find a fabric that complements the wood, paint them white, paint them a bold color?