Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Reuse & Repurpose: In Stitches

How often do you run into an almost-perfect chair in a thrift store only to leave it behind because the caning needs to be replaced and you don't feel like making the investment? Here's a clever remedy for not-so-perfect caning that HGTV's Genevieve Gorder showed off at Housing Works' Design on a Dime last month.

Rather than worry about the cost of having the chair's back replaced, she just stitched up the flaws with contrasting thread, creating a charming design element on a cast-off piece of furniture.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter

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