Before & After: Rattan Chair Goes Chippendale

published Apr 25, 2015
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(Image credit: Sarah Dorsey )

Sarah scooped up this basic rattan chair for $10, but thought it could use a little more interest. She tried her hand at recreating a classic pattern for the chair back; see how it came out:

(Image credit: Sarah Dorsey )

From Sarah:

After finding a plain rattan chair for $10 at the thrift shop, we transformed the boring back into a Chinese Chippendale inspired design. Using thinner dowel rods from the home improvement store, we measured, cut and secured them in place to create the Chippendale look. To finish it off, we applied wood filler, painted to white, and upholstered the seat in one of my favorite Caitlin Wilson fabrics.

For more details and photos, check out Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

Thank you Sarah!