Last year, when we were still living in our previous house, I spotted a neighbour putting out some weathered old cane chairs for council cleanup.
I wandered over to chat and saw that even though they needed a lot of TLC they had a really beautiful design and I would be able to make them look fab with some work! So with my neighbour's help I hauled them back to our front verandah...
...where they remained for several months in their unloved condition. Then we moved house and refurbishing chairs was the last thing on my mind in the midst of a busy move. But finally, last month after pondering whether to stain or paint them and much time spent stalking the internet to find the perfect large cushions to fit the seats I finally gave them a makeover!
I decided on a dark stain and gloss and am so happy with the result! The large cushions on the base are Scythia floor cushions by Kas Australia. The other cushions are temporary until I find some I love.
I have put the chairs in a lovely little sunroom area beside our kitchen, it looks out on the front deck and gets beautiful light during the day. It's a great spot to curl up in front of the wood stove or to watch the boys while they're playing out on the deck.