French Provincial Cane Back Dining Chairs-Before
With the holidays quickly approaching I was in the market for a new dining room set that would accommodate my family of five, plus our extended family. I had been searching Craigslist for a while now but came up empty-handed until I stumbled upon this set. It included 6 cane back french provincial chairs, a french provincial dining table with 3 leaves and a hutch. For a price of $250, I couldn’t pass it up.
Mr. Wilson was once again pretty skeptical about this purchase, given the condition of the chairs and fabric. You can see the nasty stains on the chair fabric in the picture above. But I could see beyond the stains and the dirt…… I had visions of Miss Mustard Seeds beautiful cane-back dining chairs dancing in my head. She has such amazing taste and has transformed many dining chairs with some paint and drop-cloths. Yes, you heard me right…DROP-CLOTHS!!!
Image Curtesy of Miss Mustard Seed
Although my sewing skills have progressed, making slipcovers for 6 chairs will prove a challenge for me. Thank goodness Miss Mustard Seed has an excellent tutorial on how to make dining chair slipcovers and it looks pretty straight-forward…haha, famous last words. I plan on using this chair as my guinea pig and so far I have removed the seat cushion and lightly sanded it. Next, it will get a coat of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in “Old White,” a creamy off-white color. Then I plan on getting started with the drop-cloth slipcovers.
Do you think I can pull it off? I guess we will see!
You probably noticed I do not have a picture of the table and the hutch. That is because the table was disassembled for transport to my house. I will write a later post on the table.