Friday, March 1, 2013

Pressed Back Chair Makeover

I found this press backed chair a couple of weeks ago.  It was in great condition except that the cane seat had caved in.  I knew this would be an easy fix so I brought it home.

 I painted it with Annie Sloan's Old White color, and when I say that, I used all of my Annie Sloan paint, but I loved the color so I took it to Lowe's and had it color matched.  This way I had the option of making my own chalk paint or going with latex which is way more economical from a seller's standpoint.  This was painted with latex paint.


 Below is the chair as I found it.
 This was an older chair, not a reproduction from the 80's.  The cane was so brittle that an ordinary kitchen knife sliced right through when I removed the old cane.
 My husband cut a new seat out of a small piece of wood and glued it down on the old seat.  Later I had him add a few nails with heads just for decorative purposes.
I do love this style chair when it's painted, but I prefer them to be sanded back to expose some of the details.  This is perfect for a farm house decor.

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10 comments:

Inma M. said...

Ha quedado un silla preciosa.
besos y buen fin de semana.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Maggie! Love the Old White and the amount of distressing you did is just perfect.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Maggie! I have one of those pressed back chairs too that I found on the side of the road years ago! Love how you styled yours!

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Very nice find, Maggie. Love the way you repaired and painted it.

Debbie said...

The chair looks wonderful, Maggie!
Love the way you decorated it.
xo

PattieJ said...

Very nice! I enjoyed your guest post over at Carol's!

Pattie

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Cute Maggie! Love the fabric you layered over it

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love finding these chairs too...Everyone else passes them up! Yours looks great!

Carol

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Looks great Maggie! It also reminds me that I've still got 2 of them in our garage waiting to be painted. Those spindles take a long time to paint!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

That looks great! I recently found a broken cane one however mine is in the garage waiting to be unearthed from a pile of assorted treasures.....single chairs are all over the place but people always need one for a desk or vanity or just to hold a pot of flowers...right?