A couple weeks ago on my way to work I drove past a bunch of furniture with a free sign outside of an apartment complex. Not one to turn down free project furniture, I stopped to see if there was anything I liked. Most of it was way to big to fit into my little Chevy, but this one bench caught my eye.
Sure, others might see ripped...black stuff on the bottom of the bench, nasty upholstery, dinged up wood and ripped caning, but I saw possibilities.
So I put this baby in my car, where it hung out while I was working. When I got home, I got to work stripping off the upholstery. Lots of staples, of course. But I also needed to start doing some research about what to do with that caning.
I found a source for kits to repair the caining, but it seems it would be about $20 and I'm not sure if I want to make that much of an investment in it. Another option, I think, would be to upholster the arms.