Crafts & DIY
15 Ways to Repurpose Chairs
You can get really high-end looks in your home without spending a ton of money by going the DIY route.
D.G. Sciortino
02.16.18

You can create some amazing focal pieces and expensive-looking furniture in your home with some old chairs. People sell their repurposed chair projects for hundreds of dollars and you can make them yourself at home just as easily.

You’ll need an old chair, even broken ones will do, which you can find in your basement or at a garage sale. That, a few other pieces, and some creativity.

Here are 15 brilliant ideas for repurposing your chairs:

1) Rustic Picture Holder

You can use the back of a chair and attach a hanger head to it along with some clothespins to create a rustic looking picture holder.

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2) Customized Pet Bed

Pet beds can get pretty pricey, but not if you make one from scratch. All you need is to chop off the legs of a chair, paint it, cover an old pillow with some fabric to make the cushion and you’re done! You’ll find the tutorial on how to make on here.

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3) Kitty Litter Changing Station

Modify a chair back with a chalkboard sticker, some hooks, and a rod to hold litter bags to create this adorable kitty litter changing station.

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4) Flower Pot Holder

You can make a super cute flowerpot holder by using some hose clamps and screws to attach the pots to your chair back.

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5) Jewelry Organizer

Find a chair back with holes in it and use it as a jewelry organizer.

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6) Side Table

Cut off the back of your chair, paint it, and use it as a tiny table.

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7) Storage Bench

Attach a few chairs together, add a cushion, and store items underneath it… boom you have a storage bench. Get the instructions on how to make one here.

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8) Planter

Cut out a hole in the middle of your chair and place a planter inside of it and use it as a focal piece in your garden. You can find lots of idea for this here.

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9) Bench

This sweet little bench was made from two chairs that are fused together. Learn how it was done here.

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10) Towel Rack

The back of your chair can be transformed into this adorable rustic towel rack. You can learn how to make one here.

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11) Coat rack

Your vintage chair backs can be turned into a gorgeous coat rack by adding a few hooks. Get the details on this project here.

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12) Swing

Chop off your chair legs and use the chair back and seat to create an awesome DIY Chair swing. You can find out how it was done here.

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13) Shelf

The legs from this chair was taken off and the chair back was hung on the wall to create this rustic looking shelf.

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14) Long Table

Connect two chairs together and take off the upper half and replace with a long flat piece to create this cute long table. You can find the details here.

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15) Mail Box

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Attach a wooden garden box to the back of a chair, remove the legs, and paint it. You can hang this on a wall in the entryway of your home and use it to hold your mail.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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