Crafts & DIY
Man Finds Rickety Chair At Yard Sale, Is Inspired To Create Something More
Do you know of any other great uses for chairs?
D.G. Sciortino
01.09.18

If you find that your chair is no longer steady enough to sit on, you don’t have to throw it away. You can turn it into a one of a kind project you won’t find anywhere in a store.

Here are some great ideas on how to repurpose your old chairs:

1) Outdoor Bench

These chairs were painted, placed next to each other and topped with a long cushion to make this unique bench. Learn how it was done here.

Four Marrs... One Venus
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Four Marrs... One Venus

2) Planter

This chair just got a coat of whitewash paint and had a potted plant placed in the seat to create this cute garden planter. Get the details here.

My Repurposed Life
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My Repurposed Life

3) Storage Stool

The legs on this chair were shortened, the back was removed, and a hinged cushion and some fabric were added to make little storage stool.

Beter Homes & Garden
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Beter Homes & Garden

4) Caddy

This cute little caddie was crafted from some spare wood and chair parts.

Create and Babble
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Create and Babble

5) Dog Feeder

Don’t let Fido strain his neck while having a snack. You can give you dog’s food bowls some height by repurposing some old chairs. Learn how to make them here.

The DIY Village
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The DIY Village

6) Hook Rack

This elegant hook rack was created from a chair back. Learn how to make it here.

My Purposed Life
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My Purposed Life

7) Drink Caddy

This drink caddy was made by removing a cushion from an old chair and adding a bucket filled with ice and drinks in its place.

Oh My Creative
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Oh My Creative

8) Hanging Shelf

This hanging shelf used to be chair. You can learn how it was done here.

My Purposed Life
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My Purposed Life

9) Mail Bin

This hanging mail bin or entrance way box cost $125 in the store but you can make your own with a garage sale vintage chair for much cheaper.

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Pinterest

10) Hanging Swing

This shabby chic hanging swing was made with an old chair that got a new paint job and rope attachments.

Etsy
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Etsy

11) Chalkboard Sign

Someone cleverly took an old folding chair and modified it into a chalkboard sign. Learn how it was done here.

Knick of Time
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Knick of Time

12) Pet Bed

What once housed your human butt can now house your dog or cat’s butt by modifying a chair.

Pinterest
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Pinterest

13) Laundry Room Organizer

This idea brilliantly uses mounted folding chairs as an organizer for your laundry room.

Pinterest
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Pinterest

14) Towel Rack

Your old chairs can also make interesting towel racks with a little bit of work. Learn how you can make one on your own here.

A Nest For All Seasons
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A Nest For All Seasons

15) Scarf Rack

Modified chairs can also be used to hang your ties or scarves on.

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Eve of Reduction

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
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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