Goodwill Caned Chair Makeover

Hello Somewhat Simple readers! Has it really been a month since my last post here? Where the heck did October go? And here we are half way through November!  I probably should be sharing some Christmas decor ideas today, but I will have to admit that I haven’t even thought about it! Christmas will be here before I know it though so I guess I’d better get on the ball!
What I am going to share with you today is this fabulous chair I found at Goodwill for only $7.99. . .
Isn’t she beautiful? {Remember what I told you. . .always look at the bones of a piece.} What drew me to this chair was the caning and the fact that it was in perfect condition! However, me being me, perfect and beautiful doesn’t mean I’m goinog to leave it alone!
I gave it a light sanding to scuff it up and then I primed it. Then I painted two coats of my favorite Heavy Cream paint.
And, because I can’t leave any painted piece alone, I pulled out my handy-dandy sandpaper and scuffed it up. Giving furniture a distressed look is very simple. Use a low grit sandpaper to get through the layers of paint and then switch to a higher grit to blend and smooth it evenly. This will help give it a more natural distressed look.
The existing seat was pretty ugly. I decided to cover the seat in a beautiful blue and brown toile fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby. I am in love with this fabric and  I have used it throughout my craft room. To start, remove the seat. Most seats are attached with nails or screws underneath and are very easy to remove. Measure and cut the fabric to fit the seat.
Pulling tightly and making sure to smooth out the wrinkles, wrap the fabric around the seat cushion, securing with a heavy duty stable gun.
Then reattach the seat to the chair. Viola! {Excuse the paint dust!}
But something was missing. I still wasn’t satisfied. It needed a little something else.
So I pulled out my Americana Blue Mist acrylic paint. . .
and painted the caning on the chair. It took a few coats to get in all the crevices.
But when I was finished, it was perfect! It added just a little something extra to the chair.
A beauty made even more beautiful! I love it! She sits at my sewing table in my craft room.
 Thanks to Stephanie for having me here on the third Tuesday of every month!
I’ll be back in just a few short weeks!
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