Monday, May 16, 2011

Cane Chair Project (in progress)

I purchased this chair for $22 at a local second hand shop which is called Second City. This is my very first attempt to reupholster anything. I'm pleased with the fabric I've chosen, I'm playing it safe and giving it a little pizzazz. I used the old fabric for the template and I'm figuring it as I go. The cushions are tufted but I have no idea how to do tufting and I don't want to stress out on my first try and then I'll never do it again, so I'm taking the easy way out (lazy).

I painted the chair Magnetic Gray -SW and then I dry brushed Mink - Ben Moore over the top I think it looks great :)

Within the next few days I hope to finish the top and make a pillow cushion but I have a busy week ahead.

Until the next time


  1. Lookin' good! Great fabric!!!

  2. Oh my, I am LOVING that fabric! I've never done tufting either, much less upholstered a chair. As you saw on All Mimsy, though, I've started tackling my first one and didn't make it very far..probably too many projects waiting. I need to refocus. You know how we DIY'ers are :-) Blessings!

  3. Looking good. Nice fabric choice. Thanks for checking out my union jack dresser and becoming my newest follower!

  4. Hi, and thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could find yours. You have so many great projects. This chair looks challenging, but it's going to be so great!

    Warmly, Michelle

  5. Oh, I love what you've done so far! thanks for visiting my blog. Now I'm YOUR newest follower! :-)

  6. I love the fabric choice, and no you can't have my bench! LOL Can't wait to see it finished!

  7. Your doing a fantastic job for your first try! I love the color choice. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  8. I am super duper impressed. I have a very similar project that I'm stalling on. Thanks for inspiring me to get started. Beautiful job!

  9. Looks gorgeous! Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could stop over and take a look! I still haven't started on upholstering the chair... I think I am scared? I plan on getting to it tonight after work!

  10. This is looking so lovely. The fabric was a great choice! And I love the little details on the legs of the chair.

    Can't wait to see the completed look! And so glad you liked my dresser. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment!


  11. That looks really good so far!! Love the fabric.

  12. I love your chair! It already looks amazing! I can't wait to see it when it is finished :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!


  13. I've been looking for a chair like this! I love yours so far! I can't wait to see the finished product :)

  14. I'm loving the color!
    Great job. Can't wait to see the rest.


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