Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cane and Able

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!

Voila!


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.

8 comments:

Kylie said...

You did a great job - you def breathed new life into them, that's for sure!

Jeanne said...

They look fabulous! What a lucky find, they had great bones and it just took someone with an eye and some determination to make them over. You'll enjoy these for years to come!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

You did a lovely job!!! I just love the cushions you chose. So happy and cheerful!

Smiles,
Rachael
The Joyful Thrifter

Super Sarah said...

So gorgeous! You will never believe it but I had my eye on a beautiful cane chair just like yours a few weeks ago and didn't buy it. Today a darling friend dropped it of fat my house while I was out as an early birthday gift! Can't wait to give it a makeover!

Mick said...

Wonderful! I love the bright colored cushions they really make the chairs pop.

Hello Vintage said...

Well done, they look fantastic!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks everyone, I'm delighted with how they turned out :)

Chase Conely said...

It's certainly the seats that make your sunroom more inviting. I love the design of the cushions and the pillows! They are beaming with striking colors, providing the place with a soft and lovely atmosphere. You really did a great job on this one!

Chase Conely @ G.M. Roth