Our dining 'set' is a thrift-store rescue; it was on its last legs and probably would have been put down (sent to the landfill) if I hadn't come along to save it ($40). I think it was actually once a nice piece of furniture, built by the White Furniture Co. of Mebane, North Carolina.
But like any rescue, this one has some rough edges. check out the broken caning on the backs of the chairs:
Alicia and I have finally decided to get around to fixing these. Trouble is, we're not sure what to do. She thinks maybe we could glue in slats of wood and then spray paint the whole chair. I think maybe stretching some fabric over the back (after removing the caning) would be better.
Any suggestions? We'd like to keep it simple (we don't plan on using thrift-store furniture forever) and cheap (under $75).