I have a set of barrel back caned chairs. They are in great condition – the wood is the original brown, minimal wear. The seats are upholstered in black. Pretty basic. But everywhere I’m seeing these great caned chair makeovers! Take a look at some examples below.
Here’s an example of a caned chair in its original state. Beautiful. My chairs are not upholstered on the back – they are caned all around.
Painted black with bright upholstery. Funky.
Beautiful cream color chair with light cushion. Romantic.
Fresh in white and with a pop of color. Though, my chairs are not faux bamboo – so it would be a different look.
Similar style to my chairs – painted black. Fun upholstery.
I think I’m scared to paint them because I won’t ever be able to get back the natural wood (not easily, anyway!) I kind of feel that since they are in great shape, why mess with something that is working, right? But, they are lacking a kind of “pop”, which is maybe what I’m searching for. Maybe some little pillows for the backs that are done in a fun fabric? What would you do?~Kristen