it’s coming up to chair o’clock

Art4All is looming on the horizon.  Which means I need to start thinking about creating a chair for the chair auction.  SO MUCH FUN!

I channeled all of my creative energy into Gumtree over 24 hours last week.  To discover a beauty in the making in the form of a cane chair – already painted white.  For free.  Just a hop skip and jump away in Thornbury. Then I fidgeted my way through work til 3pm.  And jumped in the car to go pick it up.

 Thanks Jessica for leaving it out on your front porch for me.

And, now I am just pinning away all things related to ‘rattan/cane chairs’ on Pinterest.  Given that it is already painted my first step is choosing a new colour.  Here are some options I am contemplating … 


I am drawn to the pink and gold … But am wondering how many potential bidders are out there for these more outlandish options.

And then on to the fabric.  I am thinking perhaps a jungle theme.  Maybe some leaf screen printing …


Or I have been meaning to do some shibori dying like … forever!

Which reminds me.  I really need to get my sewing machine serviced.  

Any thoughts?  I’m very undecided.  I’ll let you know what I choose and when I am finished I’ll post some pictures (of course).

4 comments

  1. Awesome chair! I think cane chairs paired with jungle/ leafy cushions is a good combo, retro 70’s style. Like in the Cadbury “Flake” ads from the 70’s/ early 80’s maybe?!?

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