In the current issue of Martha Stewart Living, we show you how to mimic a caning pattern in paint.
All you need are a few supplies: painters' tape, spray adhesive, spray paint, and a sheet of caning.
Begin by taping off edges and other areas that you don't want painted. For this bureau, we also used a piece of kraft paper as a mask.
Spray the adhesive on one side of the caning, and stick to your surface. Position your object so the painted surface is facing up. Hold the spray paint about 1 foot from the surface, and spray an even coat. Let dry a few minutes, and remove the caning.
This technique is easy to do and could go just about anywhere. I might even try it on a seat cushion with fabric paint next time.