Happy Thursday, and Welcome to Themed Furniture Makeover Day! It’s the time of month when several talented bloggers share their amazing furniture makeovers. TODAY, I am sharing How To Repair a Rattan Chair with scrapes and fraying.
Let me tell you a little bit about my adventure…
I started out by purchasing this incredible chair at Salvation Army. I was a little leery of buying it at first. Because I wasn’t sure if I could repair it fully. I had even considered painting it white or cream.
Can you see the scrapes and frays? BUT, it was from Pier1, and it is a quality chair. So, you guessed it, I bought it. I almost danced to my car as I walked out.
I actually grew up living next door to my parents’ furniture store. So, I know a LITTLE bit about furniture repair. REALLY, I don’t know a lot, but I do know that permanent markers work wonders to cover scrapes and scratches.
And clear nail polish? What would I use that for? Well, that is to stop the fraying on the rattan furniture.
You know how you can get a run in your nylons or tights? And then you stop the run with clear nail polish? Well, why not stop the fraying on rattan furniture with nail polish, too?
Here is the front of my scraped and frayed rattan chair before the permanent markers and nail polish…
Here it is after…
I have to admit, there were more scapes and fraying than I had realized. It took almost 2 hours of solid work to completely transform this into a new looking chair. There were scapes on the arms, the back and the sides. Once I was finished with the markers, I “polished” the frays. The clear polish WILL turn a brownish color when you are using it. So don’t plan on using it for your nails afterwards.
How To Repair a Rattan Chair? Use nail polish and permanent markers. It works like a charm. I am sure there are repair kits you can buy. I didn’t even look, to be honest. I used what I knew had worked for me in the past.
Remember how it used to look???
I like this picture because you can see how the corner was scraped up and fraying. But with a little TLC it looks fabulous, now.
Not too shabby for a Salvation Army find, right? And the cost, you ask… $22.50. It was a steal of a deal.
I am looking forward to sharing how I made my fluffy pillow with homemade yarn tassels next week.
I hope you have learned something today about How To Repair a Rattan Chair. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Be sure to visit all of the furniture makeovers listed below. I know each one will inspire you.
Make it a terrific Thursday!