French Provincial Cane Back Dining Chairs-Before

23rd October 2015

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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. 

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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!!!

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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.

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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. 

4 thoughts on “French Provincial Cane Back Dining Chairs-Before

  1. Kim Boone

    Allie,
    I have similar chairs sitting in Emily’s basement.
    I can’t wait to see how your turn out!!
    Love everything you have done and posted.
    I just don’t know how you find the time!!!
    It seems every week you’ve dona a another project!!

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    1. aschulth@yahoo.com Post author

      Hi Kimmie! That is awesome that you have similar chairs. I will probably post a couple of tips on how I am refinishing them in the next few weeks. I try to do a little every day and then when Bryan is home, I am able to do a bit more. Thanks so much for checking out my blog!

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