Pieced Pastimes: Wingback Cane Chair Find and Decisions....

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wingback Cane Chair Find and Decisions....

A recent Craigslist ad for an Antique Chair had me giddy with anticipation. I happily handed over my cash and drove home with this beauty.
A caned wingback chair holed up in a barn for some time, quietly waiting to be loved once more.
Perhaps it's just me, but I see nothing but character and potential.
 She may not be perfect, but that's ok with me.  Perfection is overrated.
A good cleaning will do wonders for her. The caning is still in good condition, which is a testament to the quality workmanship done so long ago.
The upholstery has not survived so well, but that is a simple fix. Regarding "Decisions" - I am going back and forth as to whether I should leave the walnut wood natural or renew it with chalk paint.
I believe I will sit on it for a while and do the 'stop and stare' method before rushing into anything.

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10 comments:

  1. I see the potential in this piece! Can't wait to see what you do with it. x

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  2. I always love a painted piece, but the decision is always hard when it is an antique. Love the chair!

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  3. OMG osh you just have to use chalk paint on it
    be sure and show it back to use after you have decide what to do
    seen you at Ivy & Elephants

    janice

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  4. I love that chair and yes it does indeed have great lines! Can't wait to see what you do with it and am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit when you have a chance.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  5. Oh my that is my dream chair, it's gorgeous.

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  6. The chair is just fabulous! I love cane anything, and this is in perfect condition.
    It's going to be amazing either way, painted or not, but I think the decision rests with the upholstery.
    Can't wait to see which call you make! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  7. Love the chair Suzanne, to me it depends on the fabric you use to recover, I am looking forward to your decision and seeing the final result!

    Cindy@GlassSlipperRestorations

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  8. Am drooling here.....what a lovely piece. I'm a sucker for the real wood look, but on occassion I do like a painted piece.( And I have painted several pieces that I've sold )If I were keeping it, I'd just clean it good and reupholster it, then when I was tired of that, paint it. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  9. I just found and bought one today. Can't wait to RE-upholster it.

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