Oh my Beauties are you in for a treat with this Post!
Allison from the Golden Sycamore has done an amazing makeover on this chair.
I have to thank her a ton for sharing it here today as a guest post for me!
Hi there! I'm Allison from The Golden Sycamore. First off, I want to say a big thank you to Karin for having me over today! I'm so excited that she was willing to let me share a little something while she's on her fabulous vacation! I can't wait to see pictures from her trip! :)
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I do a lot of furniture projects on my blog. It's how I got started and it's still one of my favorite ways to spend my time. I've always loved a good before and after and the fact that I get to see a transformation from start to finish is always an awesome feeling!
To be honest, though, this piece scared me. I've done a few upholstery jobs, but nothing to this extent.
After letting this chair sit in my basement for a year, I finally had an excuse to work on it. My mom needed a chair for her living room and I knew this one would be perfect. So, I set my fears aside and got to work.
I can't tell you how happy I am with the results! The whole process of ripping the chair apart, painting the frame and caning, and reupholstering it took a couple days, but it was totally worth it! This $2 garage sale find now has a whole new life and I'm pretty sure my mom will enjoy it for years to come!
And now that I've finished the piece, I feel like I can tackle even more challenging projects! It left me with a sense of empowerment that only doing something yourself can give! It's a great feeling!
The upholstering was obviously the hardest part of this project. I thought painting the caning would be difficult, too, but it was quite easy. It just took a light hand and bit of patience. I covered the chair with two coats of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Country Grey, lightly distressed it, and used a coat of clear wax to protect it.
I'll be sharing the whole reupholstering process on my blog in a couple weeks, so be sure to stop by and check it out.