Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Cane Chair Reupholstery

on September 9, 2014

A quick before and after of a cane chair I just finished. Purchase price $25, ugly stained velvet fabric included.


???????????????????????????????As I started to dismantle it, I found the original tag – Morganton Chair Inc, North Carolina.



And even better – this:


Oh, how I love cherrywood! After everything was taken off, I gave it a good scrub with my trusted Briwax and some steel wool, which by the way, got rid of all of the scuff/scratch marks on the wood and then buffed it out completely with a soft rag.

I chose a rather classic fabric to recover with. I try to get all my fabric off the clearance bins at the fabric stores. This often works well for chairs since they don’t need much. A couple of metres or so. Here is the result.



Just to give you a better idea how scuffed up it was. Here are some close ups.



I’m quite pleased with it. It’s so comfortable and now has a new home in our entry way for guests to sit and tie shoes.

cane chair


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