Sunday, August 26, 2012

Antique Wicker Makeover

My antique wicker needed to find a place
inside my house.
I had been storing it in the garage.
To make room for it something had to go.
I sold the sectional sofa on craigslist.
 It was moved in here 'temporarily'.
It's been in 4 homes over 30 years
 and reupholstered. This small sitting area
in my bedroom was the perfect spot
 for the wicker furniture.
I love antique wicker and have collected
a few pieces over the years.
after-bedside table
I made the mistake of putting it outside on
the covered patio when we first moved to
Florida. It looked great for a while but
tropical weather is not kind to natural wicker.
It was ruined and needed  major repairs.
sofa before
sofa after
I bought the sofa and rocker in 1989
at the Kane County Flea Market.
We gave everything a rescue.
We cleaned it, glued it and painted it.
Sometimes I use this wicker hamper, 
(a bulk trash rescue painted white) as
 a side table. It's filled with bedroom
Christmas greenery.
The wood trunk is filled with more
Christmas things for the bedroom.
I found this small child's table in Dallas.
The owner had an old black and white photo
 of it with two little girls having a tea party.
Here it all is!

 This antique wicker sewing stand has always
been inside.
 I did paint the gold-framed garage
sale mirror white.
 my side
I always bring a glass of water with me to
 bed at night. It fits into this Longaberger 
round pencil basket. Wood makes a great
natural insulator
 The blue sign that's used in the guest room 
at Christmas goes in here the rest of the year
.....and to all a goodnight. (See that HERE.)
To see the complete wicker post on
the bedroom sitting area click HERE.


*The blue throw (just tucked in) on the sofa
cushions and pillow sham were from Marshalls.
The chair cushion has a square tablecloth by
Ralph Lauren ticked in. Also from Marshalls

Links: My 1929 Charmer,
Between Naps On The Porch,
Common Ground, A Stroll Thru Life,
French Country Cottage, Funky Junk,
Miss  Mustard Seed,


  1. Nice photos and lovely change ! It is like new !
    Have a nice week !

  2. Just beautiful!! Love the wicker and the beautiful fabrics you have chosen!


  3. Loving you wicker, and have recently found some at a garage sale. I don't have a sitting room in my bedroom, but do have room for 1 wicker chair for our bedroom. I'm loving you blue fabric, where did you get it? I've been having a hard time finding blue "cottage" fabric. Very pretty mirror, and do like it white! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  4. Very cute. What did you use for the seat base on the chair and sofa? Just a piece of plywood? Or does it need woven with rope like an old fashioned bed?

  5. Hi, I am a new follower from Table Top Tuesday - the wicker is gorgeous! Nice job on restoration. I am visiting from The Painted Pear - hope you will stop by,

  6. I'd love to sit here and read, and relax. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  7. Love the wicker. I also have a wicker sewing stand and have not seen many around. Mine is serving right now as a night stand in a guest room. Great job with the sitting area!

  8. Looks beautiful! Wicker is popular right now!

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  9. Rita
    It looks so beautiful and charming now! so cottage like and feminine, a true beauty!!


  10. You did a wonderful job on the wicker rescue & redo! I adore wicker, especially white wicker. I would love to have some pieces on my patio, but I would have to opt for the man-made, sun & heat tolerant kind for our AZ temps & sun. I'm not even sure that stuff would survive. Yours looks so beautiful in your bedroom.

  11. Good job on the wicker revamp! I think you have some serious skill in turning something old into something fabulous! And they look even better than the original design! Also, recycling your wicker seats will make more room for your garage. Cheers to recycling!

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  13. That piece of furniture is truly vintage. You did an impressive revamp on all those furnishings. Kudos!