Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs | The Interior Frugalista: Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs
Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs | The Interior Frugalista

March 24, 2016

Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs

It's time for another edition of Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  I always look forward to this day but I have to admit, this month's theme was a stretch for me because it is Farmhouse.

Don't get me wrong, I love the farmhouse look with all that vintage chippy goodness but my home is a mixed bag of Traditional, French Provincial, and Shabby Chic.

I found a couple of chairs in my stash that I thought would fit the bill after some chalk paint magic and grain sack stripes.

Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs


Farmhouse Cane Back Chair Makeover

This is what they used to look like...

Cane back chairs Before

Oh my goodness, the stinky dirty upholstery had seen their better days.

Original fabric on cane back chairs

I painted them with three coats of the color Vanilla Frosting chalk paint by Country Chic Paint. Once dry I hit the edges with a 220 grit sanding block for a light distressed look. I thought about going all chippy with it but my traditional side kicked in.

Vanilla Frosting chalk painted Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs

I used a brush to paint the cane, although spraying it would have been easier. I couldn't risk the chance of overspray because I have three projects on the go at the moment, some of which are for clients.

Chalk painted cane on Farmhouse Chairs

Recently I shared our Master Bedroom Window Seat ReMakeover. When I reupholstered the new seat cushion I kept the fabric from the original Window Seat Design. I'm so glad I did because it was perfect to reuse on these chairs.

Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs with salvaged drop cloth upholstery

I made the cushion cover with a drop cloth and painted grain stripes.

Salvaged drop cloth to upholster Farmhouse cane back chairs

Because of the way I had randomly painted the stripes on the bench cushion, I wasn't able to cut the fabric so the stripes matched perfectly on each chair.

Farmhouse Cane Back Chair on the left

  ...but I came close.

Farmhouse Cane Back Chair on the right

In May I am selling at my first outdoor market and these will definitely be coming along.

Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs Makeover

If you like my Farmhouse Cane Back Chair Makeover please share it with a friend and/or save it on Pinterest.

Furniture Girls Themed Furniture Makeover Day
Do you think they fit the Farmhouse bill?

Let's head over and see what the other DIY Furniture Girls created for their Farmhouse piece.

Furniture Girls Themed Furniture Makeover Day

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