Sunday, December 20, 2009

I just realized my husband, Greg, has two weeks off work as of Monday.  This conjures up in my mind thoughts of "all free!" days to work on my projects.  I mentioned this to him.  Of course he's probably thinking of just "all free!" days no projects, just rest.  He deserves it.  We'll see how much gets accomplished.  I will show and tell you about a few of my projects.  The biggest one is this dining table set that I found on craigslist. 

This is a picture of it in it's current location in my kitchen.  I got it for $60 on craigslist.  It's painted black, and has the cane back chairs that I love.  I need to repair the chairs, recover the seats and repaint the entire set.  I purchased the materials to recane the seat backs. 

This is a picture of one of the damaged chairs. 

This is a close-up of the damage. 

I went online for instructions for recaning a chair and was able to remove the old cane and spline.  If you need a book about recaning a chair or supplies, see below.

The Complete Guide to Chair Caning: Restoring Cane, Rush, Splint, Wicker & Rattan Furniture 

So this is a picture with the cane and spline removed. 

I have since started the recaning, it has proved to be a little difficult.  When I get the new caning in I will let you see, but for now this is where I am.   I must say though, I love the shape of these chairs.  They have a beautiful silhouette.  I can't wait until they are refinished!  I'll tell you more about my home decor plans in a later post.  I have to upload some pictures.  I hope to have them for you soon. 

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