Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

I’m so happy I finally get to share this project with you guys!  Let me tell ya, reupholstering this tufted cane chair was not easy.  And it may have taken me a whole year to find the nerve to even get started on it!  But let’s not talk about that today, okay?

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Let’s just talk about the fact that I got this fabulous chair for a mere $2 at a garage sale!

Okay, it was a little scary before, I’ll admit it!

Tufted Cane Chair Before and After

But now…well, I can’t even stand how cute this thing is!

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Country Grey Chair

Seriously…this chair makes me so happy!

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Upholstered Cane Chair

Still kind of wondering why I gave this chair up!  Totally should have kept it for myself!

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

But, alas, my mom needed a chair and since I was working on this piece for her, I had give it up!

But at least I can still visit it!  ;)

Tufted Cane Chair

Upholstered Cane Chair

Painted Cane Chair
Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Reupholstered Tufted Cane Chair

Interested in how I got from before to after?  You can see how to tear the chair apart and get it ready for upholstery here and all my tips and tricks of how I put it all back together here. Tomorrow I’ll share !  Stay tuned!

I originally shared this project on Art is Beauty’s blog.

*Sharing this project at Savvy Southern Style, City Farmhouse, and Home Stories A to Z along with many other favorite blogs you can check out on my “Where I Party” page.

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  1. Is this perfect or what, not only is the chair so cute, I purchased one like it yesterday at a garage sale. I will need your tutorial!
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  2. Anne Anderson says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty much too late now, Sweetie! (I’m Allison’s Mom.) The chair is simply darling, and looks perfect in its new home:) It’s my new favorite place to sit when I read. I also love the adorable things you photographed with it—the pillow, the little table, sunglasses, flowers, magazine, and shoes. Lovely, thoughtful touches.

  3. Amazing work! I have a chair just like it sitting in my basement because I can seem to get it right.did you do add the buttons before the back?
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  4. So now I’m totally jealous, but I really hope I get to sit in this chair someday! It will look perfect in your home Anne! Alli, again you did an amazing job and I can’t wait to hear more about how you did it as well. And you know me, the pillow is cute too, did you make that? You are so talented … I can hardly stand it! (In a good way of course!) Great job!!!

  5. I love everything about it. The fabric. The distressing. Can’t wait to see the how-to. I’ve got a couple chairs I’ve been needing to recover and have been too scared!

  6. Patty Webb says:

    I have 2 like this sitting in my garage. Can’t wait for your tutorial, especially on the buttons. Did you buy new ones or cover the old ones? Adorable, adorable, adorable!

  7. beautiful! i love the ticking stripe- perfection!
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  8. ohhh my goodness, Allison! Beautiful transformation. I can’t wait to see all the details. What’s this fabric called do you know? I love it!
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  9. mary anne says:

    Love this project. It’s gorgeous !!!

  10. I loooove a cane chair. Great job here!
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  11. I just bought this same chair for $5.00 at Good Will. I looked at it in my garage for a week then decided to see if I could figure out how to dismantle. It did not go very well. I see from your instructions I was doing it backwards. This one has a really ugly fake black leather material on it. Thanks to you I can’t wait to get started again.

  12. This turned out so lovely! I love love ticking fabric! I think you did a really lovely job!
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  13. I am just getting the painting thing down and am very intimidated by reupholstering but want to learn , thanks!!!!
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  14. The chair is gorgeous.. understated and elegant! I also love your mom and MIL’s comments above though.. what great cheerleaders you have! :)
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  15. WOW, Alison! You did an amazing job!! I just love that fabric! I re-upholstered a chair similar to this one about a month or so ago! I just love this style!
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  16. Here from happy hour. I have a passion for chairs and this chair is fabulous!

  17. hi allison.

    so adorable and charming.

    hope you’ll visit me back.

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  18. I love what you did with the chair. I mean I really LOVE what you did! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy Friday. Visit us at
    We can’t wait to see you!

  19. What a great transformation !! Love it !! You did fabulous job !! Love the price tag too what a steal :)

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  20. So gorgeous Allison – and I LOVE the blue and white ticking!! I would be thrilled if you have the chance to share this at our new Fall DIY Challenge if you haven’t already- today we are linking up BLUE projects – old or new! Hop over to The Happy Housie to share yours! Hope to see ya there!

    – Krista
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  21. Gorgeous redo!! Chairs are my fave!! I found you on Happy Hour Friday where I participate also; would love you to check out my project :)
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  22. Beautiful updates! I love the fabric you chose. I’d love if you’d link up to The DIYers!
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  23. You did an amazing job!

  24. I have this identical chair and although it’s in really good shape it’s not what I want it to be. Thanks for sharing your tutorial’s I think I might give this a try, yours turned out so beautiful! I only wish I could find a second one now!!
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