My "New" Old Cane Chairs

I absolutely love cane chairs. I have been looking for cane chairs along with a dining room table. Every time I find some they are in bad shape and/or too expensive. I especially love the painted cane chairs, of course. I love for everything to be painted. It's a sickness I tell ya.

While visiting my family over Easter way down in the deep South (so far you are almost in the Gulf of Mexico) I went antiquing with my Mom and sister. We went through floors and floors of antique stores and junk stores too (those are the fun ones). I stepped inside one and walked like a robot with my arms out to a dining room set with beautiful cane chairs. As I was looking it over I thought there is just no way this is going to be affordable. To my surprise it was! I mulled and mulled over whether I should get it. My mother said I was never going to find a deal like this. And it was true I had been looking for a long time. So I talked the store owner down another 200 bucks and it was mine! It is a beautiful table with really pretty wood grain on top with 2 leaves and eight chairs! And they are all upholstered. After I paid the guy I walked around mumbling incoherently the rest of the shopping trip. I was half excited and half "I can't believe I just bought that I hope Jason (my husband) likes it because I didn't even ask him if he wanted a new dining room set." :) But all husbands want a new dining room set, right?

Here is a pic of one of the chairs from my phone. I was so in shock after I paid the guy I didn't get very good pics.



I don't even know what is under all of those Marilyn Monroe plates on the table. From what I saw the top had a lovely wood grain pattern that I plan to keep stained and paint the rest. I'm not crazy over the table but the deal was worth the chairs alone.

Here are some pics to show why I am so excited. 

Source: Pinterest

Source: Miss Mustard Seed

Source: Daisy Pink Cupcake

Source: Rachel Ashwell

Source: Decor Pad
 Now I just have to figure out how to get it to my house! I have no truck and its six hours away! I plan on painting and reupholstering the chairs when I get my hands on them (hopefully soon!).







36 comments:

  1. What a wonderful find, Angie! Your inspiration pictures are gorgeous too. It will look so beautiful in your home!!

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    1. Thank you, JoAnne! I do hope so!

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  2. These are going to be stunning when you're done! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just "liked" you on facebook!

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    1. Jean, thank you for the encouragement and the like!

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  3. Oh I bet those will be beautiful..great find. Cute blog, so glad I stumbled across it.
    Bristol

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    1. Thank you, Bristol! Glad you're here!

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  4. You really did get a great deal! Don't worry. Whatever you don't like, paint can fix. Ha! You might want to rent a u-haul trailer that you pull behind your car. Then you can drop it off at one in your area for return.

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    1. That's probably what I will have to do. Yes, this is going to take a lot of paint to make it look good!

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  5. I bet your new dining room set will look amazing when you're through with it! Love your inspiration pictures. ~ Jamie

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! I think I've set the bar really high with those inspiration pics. :)

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  6. Oh, I can't wait to see how you transform all of it. Love cane chairs.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I hope my paint job will do them justice. I know they can be pretty. Just have to get the paint right. :)

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  7. I am laughing because I am following you on pinterest and I saw all those chairs being pinned. I love the inspiration and what an incredible bargain!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. HA! HA! That's so funny! I went cane chair pinning crazy! lol

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  8. Those are awesome!! I'm looking for a new dining set I can paint too. Now, how will you paint yours? will you use plain latex paint , chalk paint, spray paint or what?

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    1. Thanks Pattie! I don't know! I will probably use chalk paint and distress it. I'm not exactly looking forward to the painting part. :)

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  9. That is a great deal! I love cane chairs. I am currently looking for an arm chair in that style. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

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    1. I can't wait to get them. I just hope I don't mess them up. :)

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  10. I love cane chairs too. Your dining set is going to look amazing when you get it the way you want it! What a fantastic deal you found. Nowadays, you can barely find one chair for that price. Love those inspiration pics you shared. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me too!

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I'm excited and hope they turn out good. :)

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  11. OMG! I didn't know that I already commented on this post. So sorry. See? It just shows how much I like it! Now you have 3 comments from me. Ha!

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    1. Oh, Kelly it' fine. I'm so aloof most of the time I didn't even see it. Thank you for visiting! Comment as often as you like. :)

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  12. of course every husband wants a new dining set :) It looks gorgeous! Great find - I can't wait to see what you do with it!! I especially love the details on the chair, so excited for you!! I have a sudden urge to go antiquing :)

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    1. Thank you! Now that I have found this great deal I want to go everywhere antiquing and looking for deals. I need to read some of your posts on painting furniture before I tackle this! :)

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  13. new visitor to your site Angie--love those chairs, keep us posted on their arrival!

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    1. I am so happy you stopped by! I was so intrigued by the name Hampton Hostess I had to visit your blog. It is wonderful! You are so fortunate to be able to go into so many beautiful homes "behind the privet."

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  14. I cannot wait to see what you do with those chairs. At first, I was going hmmm about your passion for can chairs ...

    But after seeing your inspiration pics I can see the obsession more clearly now!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Yeah, I had to put those inspiration pics in there to make sure people didn't think I was nuts. :)

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  15. I can't wait!!!! They are going to look fabulous. My girlfriend has two from her mom and she gave them to a mutual friend, I just didn't have the room in the house. She painted them red and is going to put them at each end of the dinning table for a fun punch of color :)

    Enjoy your week.
    XO
    Kristin

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    1. Thank you Kristin! I certainly hope they turn out good. I'm doing lots of research. I don't want to mess them up! I hope you have a wonderful week as well!

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  16. How exciting! Can't wait to see what you do with them! I've awarded your blog with the Versatile Blogger Award. You've become a favorite blogger of mine! :) You can go here to see the post that features your blog! http://www.sweetavakate.blogspot.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you, Alicia! How very thoughtful of you! Too sweet!

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  17. Those are going to be awesome when you finish with them. And I see you just got an award, congrats!!

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    1. Thank you, Anita! You're always so sweet!

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  18. The whole "walking like a robot" part really happened... I wish I had video of it. HA! I can't wait to see it when you get it painted!

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    1. HA HA! I forgot I had witnesses. :)

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