Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Day 956's new project
I bought this chair at the Salvation Army (my lucky one) last week for $17. I really enjoyed having another chair in the living when this one was displaced by the Christmas tree and though I wasn't actively looking to replace it, I couldn't resist.
It's clearly in need of a makeover. The fabric -- while not totally offensive -- is dingy and the stain is peeling off the caning on the back. Off the top of my head I thought I would sand and stain it a bit darker and reupholster the seat, adding either nailhead or a fabric trim to the bottom of the seat on the sides. But I just saw Brooke's similar chairs made over on Pure Style Home and I'm reminded of the ease of a little paint. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions. What would you do?