Our living room is almost complete except for a gaping spot with no furnishings or pictures, so for the last few months I have been perusing the thrift stores and craigslist for a chair. I really wanted a slipper chair that required no work. I quickly discovered my price range would not accomodate these standards. So, last week at Restore I found this chair:
I love her lines and while I'm not a huge fan of caning this chair has extra large caning that says to me "I'm retro" not "I'm an out-of-date '80's wicker chair." When I found our her price was only $15 I decided to take a chance.
Now I need your help...
1. Should I paint the wooden parts? Perhaps a distressed white
2. Any fabric suggestions for the upholstery? We currently have a mix of tans, dark browns, and greens in the room. The artwork features quatrefoil design and the curtains have some paisley. All the furniture in the room is a solid color, so I really want this chair to have a pattern.
3. Has anyone done any upholstery projects? This will be my 1st one we'll see how it goes, but any advice would be welcome.