I absolutely love the look of deconstructed furniture. I love using burlap, little exposed tacks, webbing, all of it. This piece was perfect for it because of the chunky exposed frame.
It was at this point after I stripped all the fabric and old foam that the idea struck me.
So I promptly ripped the caning off. I know I took off perfectly good caning but it looks so much cooler with upholstered arms. I chose to paint the frame because the stain had the tell tail seventies black speckling. I used General Finishes paint in the color driftwood. It's a gorgeous grey but its coming off purplish in my photos. Grey always does in my workshop.
Another element of deconstructed furniture is exposed webbing and burlap.
The linen fabric is attached to the frame with tiny steel upholstery tacks. Tedious yes, but so worth it.
Same thing with the arms and upholstered seat.
Such a difference I love this one so much.