Do you know what the most valuable traits of a thrifter, antiquer or general bargain hunter are? It's a keen eye and the ability to pull the trigger on a deal. I think I have a pretty good eye but I'm not an impulsive person. I like to think about things and this does not bode well for me when I find something at a thrift store. Something like, um, a down filled sofa that could have been recovered and become the envy of all my friends and family. You know where I"m going with this, right? I went back after sleeping on it and it was sold. Sad face. Very, very sad face.
I also decided against the teak table and chairs because I allowed my logical brain to win this fight. I don't like to worry about stains. My reputation as chill mom and chill entertainer were at risk here, people. So, I'm 0 for 2 for last weekend's finds.
ENTER THE BENTWOOD CANE CHAIRSSo enough of the loser stuff. After picking myself up off the ground when I saw that my beloved sofa had been sold I spotted 6 Thonet Bentwood style cane dining chairs. I thought they would be pretty cute cleaned up and painted and I also thought they would give the family a place to plant butts during meals.
Our new temporary chairs
A quick web search showed me just how cute these guys could be with a little paint. So what should I do to beautify them?