Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Painting Vintage Rattan

I have many pieces of vintage bamboo and rattan in my home.
 For me, they work as a neutral and can be used in many different rooms in many different ways.
 I've written about my vintage bamboo before here.

I usually don't paint my bamboo pieces because I really like the natural color variations on them.
I  don't feel the same way about rattan.   Rattan looks much better with a coat of paint.
A rattan chair and matching table were my candidates for an update for this week's vintage Spring Market at The Old Lucketts Store.  I used Benjamin Moore Advance paint in a white high gloss.

Painted Vintage Rattan Chair

I added a new cover too.  The geometric fabric is from JoAnn's.

New Geometric Fabric Seat

To me, the painted rattan looks much better than the original natural.

No before picture of the matching rattan table that seats four.
 I left the top unpainted and used the same high gloss white on the base and edge.

I think the table could also be used as a unique desk.  The chair fits it perfectly.


Hope to see you at Lucketts.  My tent is a vintage explosion.

Lucketts Spring Market
May 15-17

details here

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