What are your thoughts on rattan furniture? Love it?  Hate it? Think it’s hip and trendy or old and tacky?

via House and Home

via House and Home

I’m still trying to decide my thoughts on rattan. It’s not my typical style, but I think in the right context it can work and really be quite stylish.

via Our Southern Home

via Our Southern Home


The dealer in me has noticed that vintage rattan furniture has been selling really well up at my mall lately, so when I spotted a rattan shelf for sale at a flea market a few weekends ago I decided to take a chance on it.

Well, since then more and more rattan just keeps finding me!  I bought two more pieces at a parking lot sale last weekend for pennies.  So the question now is what to do with this trio . . .


Some of it for sure I will paint, most likely going the spray paint route.  The rattan of the chair is in really good shape though, so I might leave it as is.

I think it all has some real potential though!  I’m excited to try something new and I think updating some of the pieces with paint will make them really attractive and interesting, like this cool headboard from House of Turquoise:

House of Turquoise

House of Turquoise


So is the verdict still out for you?  Are are you already on board with vintage rattan furniture making a comeback?

Check back next week to see how my finds turn out!



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