The makeover: Dingy paint and fabric kept these caned chairs from a bright future. Fiery red lacquer (Candy Cane Red; benjaminmoore.com) and new chinoiserie upholstery (Coromandel; fschumacher.com) put them back in the seating game.
Photo: Erica George Dines
Instant Furniture Makeovers
Budget-friendly ways to transform old furniture into dazzling updated focal points.