BEFORE & AFTER: YUCKY YELLOW CANE CHAIR
When I shop vintage, I often come across french style furniture frames with an aged yellow finish. I know you treasure seekers and pickers across the world know exactly what I am talking about! It is a thick yellow with gold, manufacturer’s number that time-freezes the frame in the 1970s.
I love this frame for a woman’s dressing room or as an occasional side chair in a living room. There are a few features that made this chair special including that five-leg structre with shell-style carving and elongated back. She (this chair) has legs and knows how to use them! I also loved that the caning on the back was still in place. When you are looking at pieces with up-life potential, the quality of the caning is important. If it is broken, hand caning and repairs can begin at $250.00.
I used a gray-hued paint to kill the base yellow color. I had the option to strip the piece first but when I can, I tend to save the existing paint to add to the layering opportunity. I sanded the piece down in areas that I wanted to highlight and hand finished those areas with white and silver highlights. The upholstery is Dedar’s Casabalanca which has a wonderful raise stitched geometeric pattern.
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