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Happy this is back in style

 It’s been several years since many of us have used this trend.

For the past few years, we’ve been seeing a lot of linen, slipcovers and other softer, casual fabrics for our side chairs and sofas.

A pile of four dull-colored folded linen and a stalk of dried blossoms by the edge of a wooden table.

These fabrics aren’t bad – but if you have to include a number of seating pieces in one room, it can become monotonous or dull to have everything in linen.

Which is why I’m so thrilled that this delightful texture has become so popular in decorating again.

Ready to see what it is?

Caned furniture is making a huge design comeback. Here is an example of caned furniture:

I’ve always favored using this rich texture within my own home and on all of my design projects!

If you want to create a designer style, this texture is a sure-fire way addition to any project.

And the best part, you can easily add a few special caned pieces that will really make your home pop!

Here are just a few of my ideas:

  1. Special side chair
  1. Set of Dining or Breakfast Chairs

This stunning style of seating is rich and inviting. I often use this style of seating in a dining room. It’s the perfect blend of formal and inviting.

  1. Eye-catching settees to create a focal point

This is a must-have addition to any room that doesn’t need a traditional sofa, such as a master bedroom, sitting room or large oversized living room.

This is one of my favorite antique finds of all time

  1. A headboard

A caned piece doesn’t have to always be a sitting piece. Now that you know the trend you’ll find this style in armoires, dressers and so much more.

One of my favorites, a caned bed. Especially an antique or vintage one!

So what do you think, is there a spot for a piece of caned furniture in your home?

Leave a comment and share your favorite way to incorporate this style!

All of these stunning pieces are available at Village Antiques, my go to shop for any decorating project!

And if you know someone that would love this blog, don’t forget to help them out and share this blog with them!

Till the next time we meet, keep making your home amazing with your design gifts!



P.S. You can get the same results when you learn how to makeover your furniture with my signature Chalk Finish Paint at one of our 4 upcoming workshops!

Some classes sell out fast so be sure to secure your spot now before you forget.

If you’ve already been to our instructor led classes, be sure to check out our beloved Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour!


1. Beginners Hands-On Workshop Are you new to chalk painting? Would you love expert feedback while you work hands-on on a smaller project before you dive into that piece of furniture or your kitchen? Then this class is for you!

We’ll dive into beginner and advanced techniques that will give your furniture the professional POP and finishes to set it apart from the hobbyists and the amateur look.

You’ll learn how to paint like a pro, seal for long lasting finishes, and use our antiquing glazes to create furniture that looks antique and expensive…even if it’s brand new or a bargain find. You will learn how to master all our tools and our must have tips throughout the process.

You’ll also be shown the fundamentals of distressing. If you truly want to give your furniture that classic vintage style, then it’s absolutely VITAL you learn how to distress your paint.

You’ll leave the class with samples, your very own painted decorative object and the confidence to tackle those bigger projects and know how to do “right”.

Plus, you’ll learn 2 bonus tips that we don’t teach any other class!

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2. Advanced Hands-On Workshop- Get ready to skyrocket your painting skills to the professional level. In the pro class, you’ll learn 6 never before taught complicated designer paint finishes!

You will learn:

  • Pro distressing techniques and the fail-proof Amitha Verma Antiquing System to create an authentic finish
  • How to layer colors to add depth and brilliance to your furniture. You will learn not just one but TWO techniques the pros use
  • Whitewashing techniques and Amitha’s secret dilution formulations
  • Wet distressing
  • The secret to signature finishes like dry-brushing
  • Amitha’s treasure trove of favorite techniques to make an ordinary, flat piece come alive with detail (this should be its own class)
  • How to recreate the beautiful French Country Style on your own furniture.

* It is highly recommended you take the Beyond Basics or the Happy Hour course before enrolling for the Advanced Pro Class. We will jump right into several Advanced Techniques. Plus, you’ll get to leave with samples you can keep referring back to for years to come.

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3. Register for the FREE Fundamentals Deminar – New to the world of chalk furniture paint and want to see what is all about? Then this is the demonstration for you.

*Please note this is a demonstration only. If you want a hands-on experience we recommend the next workshop, The Beginners Hands-On Workshop.

You’ll learn the fundamentals about our products—everything from our step-by-step process to applying the paint, drying times, how to select colors that work best together, mistakes to avoid, and additional pro secrets and tips.

We guarantee that this workshop will let you recreate your favorite designer looks in under 2 HOURS (versus weeks). It’s our most popular option, and what we recommend to beginners.

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4. Paint-a-Piece Happy Hour Workshop. Just want to have some fun but still learn a thing or two? Then come in with the piece you want to paint and a certified Amitha Verma teacher will show you how to paint the right way. You’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes, we’ll help you with color suggestions, show you how to apply sealer and antiquing glazes like a pro, and give you expert tips and guidance. Bring a friend, make it a ladies afternoon or personalized party event! Perfect for private parties or fundraising events!

What’s more, you’ll leave with a finished product!

All of our classes are small, with only a handful of people. This means you get personal attention no matter which class you choose.

But they fill up fast, so sign up now before your spot is gone! Click here to register:

In friendship,


p.s. spots are extremely limited in this exclusive course series. Don’t delay, register today to avoid disappointment

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