Instead Of Tossing His Broken Chairs He Gives Them A New Use That's Incredible.
Marilyn Caylor 5/5/2016
Don't toss those old wooden chairs in the trash bin! Check out these cool ways to transform that beautiful wood into cute and useful items for your home.
Shabby Chic Towel Rack
This old and weathered chair back is cleverly transformed into a shelf and towel rack when inverted. The distressed paint job gives it a perfectly chic look!
Vintage Chair Drink Stand
Why use a boring table to set drinks down, when you can use a cool vintage chair as a drink dispensing stand? A little bit of Old English wood oil brings out the natural wood colors, while an old metal bucket brings the whole look together.
Chair Back Chalkboard
If you have old chairs lying around that can't be salvaged, how about using the chair back and making it into an awesome little chalkboard? If the wood is bad quality, don't worry - you can't paint over it! A tutorial on how to make this cool chalkboard can be found here.
Dumpy Chairs Make Stylin' Benches
This trio of chairs doesn't look like much, but with a little imagination and a lot of cushions, it can be transformed into a stylish long bench.
Upgrade To An Empire Style Bench
A French inspired seat is cobbled together from a set of matching broken chairs. First, you'll need to find a pair of chairs that look good from the side, and also make sure the chair backs are one solid piece from top to bottom. If you're interested in making this Old World style bench, instructions can be found here.
Cute Flower Pot Holder
If you have a chair that's broken into pieces, consider repurposing the wood. For instance, the top of this chair back has been cleverly transformed into a holding station for flower pots. After a distressed paint job, hose clamps have been added to hold the rustic terracotta pots. Want to make your own? Follow these instructions.
Perfect Portrait Frames
What an adorable way to repurpose a fancy chair back! In this project, the inner weave has been removed and sandpapered away, while the frame has been spray painted black. Print some large photos, and you'll have picture perfect frames to hang up in no time! A short tutorial can be found here.
Doggie Feeding Station
This is absolutely brilliant! If you have some chairs that you just don't know what to do with, make something special for the dog in your life. These dog bowl chairs will only work with larger breeds, unless you saw the legs down to size. A tutorial on this project can be found here.
Want to feel the wind in your hair and hear laughter in the air? This fun chair-into-swing project is probably the best way to use up an old chair. All it takes is a few easy steps - saw off the legs, drill some holes and start stringing some poly rope through the tree branches. A great tutorial on this project can be found here.
Upcycled Coat Rack
Add a few knobs and hooks to an old chair back, and you've got yourself an awesome coat rack for your entryway!
Not Just A Chair
Wood is such a great material to work with for crafts, so it's no wonder these vintage chair projects can be transformed into amazing items for your home. From adorable picture frames, pet food stations and fun swings that bring out the kid in you, these upcycles will have you looking in the garage for an old seat or two.