In the meantime, I promised pictures of my vintage, Frenchy, cane back chairs, so here they are. To see my post about finding these chairs click here.
Just a reminder of what they looked like when I bought them:
I know it took me a while to start working on these chairs. I bought them in April and here it is July before I finished them! I had to wait until I had enough money for my chalk paint order. I did not want to sand and primer each chair. Believe me, chairs are a lot of work! During this project I kept saying, "I will never do chairs again!" All the little parts make it really tedious to paint, but now that they are done....maybe I would try it again.
I painted the chairs with Chalk Paint in Old White. I finished them with Fiddes & Sons clear wax and I like how the wax made the Old white creamier in color.
I love how they look around Nancy's antique farm table at Loot!
I bleached a drop cloth and reupholstered the seat cushions with it. I was a bit worried because I did not want to do the welting cord (this project was time consuming enough already). It worked out fine after I removed the mustard velvet and used my mom's amazing pneumatic staple gun to finish the job. No cording necessary!
I am lucky the caning on all the chairs is in such flawless condition.
Here is a picture the chairs in our front showroom at Loot.
I will show you more pictures of Loot after this busy opening weekend!
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