I'm a procrastinator by nature but thankfully this blog gives me a little push in the butt to get all my projects completed. You probably thought I had put that cane back chair in the garbage since I've neglected to mention it in the last couple of months. Well here she is all shiny and new.
I hadn't intended to remove the caning but when I took off the pillow back I noticed that the previous owner had cut the caning in 5 spots to add the buttons.
It also became apparent that with only the slightest amount of pressure applied that the caning was ready to pop out of the frame. Well at least this part. The rest of it took some herculean strength, pliers, scissors and a hammer...did I mention a large glass of pinot noir?
Finally I had it stripped to the bare bones.
The chair got a coat of spray primer and a couple of light coats of glossy blue spray paint.
I added a layer of drapery lining on top of the springs. Why drapery lining? Because that is what I had and really all I wanted to do was to stop the foam from drooping so really anything could work. Staple, staple, staple.
Next the foam was cut to shape.
A layer of batting on top of that. I stapled this to the frame of the chair underneath the foam.
The fabric was turned face down and stapled to the frame at the front and then flipped right side up and to the back. This is where the magic happened. I just turned all the raw edges under and stapled the fabric to the frame.
I haven't yet decided whether I want to give the chair some piping but for the meantime I'll say I'm finished.