Saturday, May 31, 2008

Craigslist Virgin No-More

Ever since I read Kim's blog about her redux of a couple of bamboo/cane chairs at Desire to Inspire over the Easter weekend, I've been trawling Craigslist in the hopes of finding my own chairs(s) to re-furnish. And I finally scored with this lovely armchair which cost me a grand total of $30!! It was manufactured by DR Kincaid in North Carolina and they've got some pretty nice chairs - this one is a favourite.


I bought it from a student who will be returning to Japan after graduation this August and it is really comfortable. The wood is scratched in several places and the finish on the cane is worn but I can fix that easily with a few coats of paint...I'm thinking a black-brown because the wood finish looks rather granny-ish.

As for the fabric! Well....this is where I plan to have lots of fun because I'd like to find a really bright and fun print. The hunt begins!

2 comments:

joyce said...

Did you finish this project? My bf and I took an upholstery class and finished ONE wing chair. It took quite a while but I guess it looks decent. Would love to see how it turned out!

phoenix said...

Sadly, no. It's still sitting in the corner of the family room at my mom's. I think it'll be perfect in my bedroom, next to my bed but I'm not convinced it's a good idea to do it myself. I need to find the perfect fabric...

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