After cutting away the ruined caning, I lightly sanded the entire chair with 320 grit sandpaper. There wasn't any original finish left and it just needed to be smoothed out.
I painted the legs in aqua blue for the dip effect. Once it was dry, I taped off a narrow band above the blue and painted it gray - the double dip!
The chair is finished with Watco Danish Oil in Fruitwood, which gives the wood a silky feel and warmed up the wood tone.
The seat is upholstered in a cute gray tiger stripe fabric and high density foam. The fabric is pleated around the base of the cushion.
|Wrap the foam with a layer of batting. Staple the batting to the sides of the wood base to reduce bulk under the fabric.|
|Position the seat on the fabric, centering the design.|
|Pleating the fabric helps it lay flat.|
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