I don’t know if you guys have ever snatched something off the side of the road, but this was a first for me. A few weeks ago, I was driving home from work and saw a set of four chippendale cane chairs sitting out with someone’s trash. At first I drove by, processing what I’d seen, but then, about 2 miles later, I decided I wanted them. I’d been inspired by the gold cane chair that Carmel had painted, and the image of that entry popped right into my head.
When I pulled into the driveway of the house that had thrown away such beauties, the woman of the house was outside. I walked up and asked her if she’d mind if I took a pair of the set of chairs out of her trash. She seemed so happy that I wanted them. She had kept them for years, hoping to revive them herself, but just didn’t do it.
Well, I’m here to give these girls a new life.
Now, restoring furniture isn’t my favorite thing to do. I enjoy it more than say, sewing, but it takes a lot of patience, and patience is something that I’m working on. Looks like these chairs are just the beauties to give me a little practice.
I know I want to paint the frames gold. Similar to my inspiration, I know the gold will pop right off the navy walls I’m planning in my entry. The seats are a different story. They’re currently (broken) cane, but I have thought about switching them to upholstery to get a little pattern into my life. The whole scheme of my entry will be navy, white, black, and brown (not your average combo, but you’ll see…), so something in a simple black and white is what I’m after – if the gold came doesn’t win out…
There are several different styles in here, I know. Classic, quirky, sweet, and tribal… but I really like all of these fabrics and can image them on a golden frame of cane! I’m leaning heavily toward two (plus the gold cane) so three… but I’m putting this up for a vote.
I will finish this chair in whatever you guys pick out. I repeat – I will go with a reader’s choice on this one! Keep reading to vote for your favorite, Continue Reading…