Twin Cane Barrel Chairs

I just LOVE cane chairs.  When I saw these several months ago sitting outside in the parking lot of an auction house, I couldn’t wait to bid on them.  I had high expectations and thought I might keep one for my living room.  I really thought these would be easy to recover but I was greatly mistaken.  There is a hidden ridge all along the back where the staples are to squeeze into as you upholster.  It was very obvious early on that there was going to have to be some modifications.  We apparently don’t own the right tools. So with my husbands help, we came up with a solution.  Now that they are complete, I can honestly say I learned a lot with this project.  I can’t wait to have the opportunity to do again.  After further research, I have figured out what I would do differently but that’s all part of the process.  I love learning new things, it keeps life interesting!!!


 This next photo shows what the back looks like without the cushion.↓

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  1. Hi Judy, Love the chairs! You have a talent for re-furbishing old treasures into beautiful designed creations! Have a great day, xo Pam

  2. Those came out just lovely! Wonderful job!

  3. Another gorgeous project, Judy. Are you keeping them after all that work?

    • Thanks Heather. I would LOVE to keep them but their both going up for sale. I have one more French Provincial Chair to makeover that I’m definitely keeping for myself so I need to let these go. But I plan to buy more in the future whenever I can! 🙂

  4. Judy ..YOUR a ball of talent my friend. I LOVE THESE CHAIRS !!!!!!! I love the make over you did on them…They look like they would be a challenge for sure.. BUT wow the outcome was fabulous.. GREAT job sister !!!!! You always have amazing projects and finds.. I love your blog

  5. Im in love with these!!! WHAT a great job you did on them! Sweet!


  6. Judy,
    those chairs are perfect and look great with the new color and fabric. That chair will never go out of sytle:)

  7. These turned out so wonderful Judy!!!
    Beautiful job ( I have a few of these I have to get down – you may have just inspired me !!! )

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