I bought these chairs years ago at the DI (a local thrift store) for $5 a piece. The caning on the back of the far one was destroyed but I decided to take a chance on them. After all if worse came to worse I was only out $10. I looked up how to fix caning, I quickly learned I wouldn't be fixing it.
I would have to come up with some other idea to cover up the caning.
I decided to upholster over the top of it!
I left the caning on the chairs for added support and I added batting to the front and back. I used a $10 drop cloth I bought at Ace Hardware for the fabric. I have loved working with drop cloths. They are very durable and a great cost saving option.
I have always loved the look of upholstered chairs but they are not the best idea with little kids. I decided to make a pleated slip cover to go over the top of the cushion, that way if something gets spilled on them I can throw it in the washer.
I have one more chair finish up and then I will show you the whole table!
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