Monday, October 22, 2012

"Rattan" a new favorite of mine!!

For several months now, I have been on the lookout for "rattan" chair's...One like this.
Macau Armchair with Casters
Ballard Designs
Actually, I have been on the lookout for "rattan" anything! Tables, chairs, frames and even bar stools.
Several weeks ago, I found a rattan chair, similar to the one in the Ballard's Catalog for only $12, at my local thrift store....BTW, the Ballard's one is $279......I almost screamed with excitement.....Needless to say I scooped it up, paid my $12 + tax and headed for the door!

The chair was in really great shape but the brown fabric had to go.....I added new fabric for the cushion
using some leftover drop cloth from previous projects. Here she sits, "waiting", to see if I get the guts up to paint her.......Any opinions, or experience on painting rattan?...I'm thinking it may not be the easiest project! 

I have several more "rattan" pieces I have picked up.....I'll give you a sneak peek...

Bar stools....$3.99 each

another chair $2.50

Can't wait to show you how they turned out...Stay tuned and thanks for coming by!
I'll be sharing @ Coastal Charm


  1. oooh i love that chair! and love the stools- can't wait to see those!

  2. Oh, love the rattan! Just picked a couple up for us yesterday! :) Wish they were ready for their "after" shot!

  3. Gorgeous!! I love that style! I just spray paint rattan. Spray prime first. Seems to hold up great. I love it as is tpoo so if you don't paint it, it still looks GREAT!

  4. Lisa, your chair came out great! I am a huge rattan fan also.

  5. OOOH OOh!! Can't wait to see them!

  6. Wow, what a great find! It looks great in that perfectly styled vignette, too!

  7. Great job Lisa! You always do such amazing work!

    Have a great day.

  8. LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the Rattan chair! I was watching one of Sarah Richardson's design shows and she found a very similar set of rattan chairs and installed them in a family room. She painted them an almost olive green and they looked great! So, yes on the painting... and congrats on your fabulous find!!

  9. Show me more, show me more! Excited to see other chairs. I have a few 'FUN' places here just need time to haunt them and see what I can find. But then I need an eye like yours to make things translate to look like yours!

  10. Lisa,
    Lovin' that chair and I have featured it at my party today.


  11. I'm digging the rattan! Those chairs look gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful! I used to have rattan for my garden furniture. I replaced them with some wicker outdoor furniture. The rattan chairs after repainting, served as my husband's chairs inside his work room. Thanks for sharing. Your passion for craftsmanship showed in everything you create.

  13. Rattan is the new favorite. Read to know more


  14. Rattan is very versatile and can be used in many home furniture. What's great is when painted, it actually looks like metal.-Allison

  15. I love the rattan style. I can’t believe that you snagged the chair for so much cheaper. I love all of the little sneak peeks that you have given us. Thanks for sharing.

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