You might have noticed a resurgence in the love of all things wicker and the glorious Peacock Chair, one of my all time favourites, is one the of the stars! They are popping up in all sorts of places for quite crazy prices. I had always wanted one and last year, scored a huge one on eBay. Then, a few weeks ago, I found this little beauty on the side of the road. I could not believe it! I screamed to a halt and jumped out, checking to see if anyone else was about to grab it and shoved it into my backseat. Not a common animal to find roadside!
Now I love the natural look and have kept my large chair natural so far, although after seeing the finished result on this one, I am considering a colour job for that one too. Lots of people do colour these chairs now and it is less common to see them natural but I must say I also still love the organic feel of the natural cane.
Here is how little peacock got her makeover.
1) the only real way to get these chairs covered is with spray paint. This range contains no CFC’s and is safe to spray but still do it in a well ventilated area. I did it outside. [Continue reading]