15 Chair Upcycle DIY Projects.
If you think an old chair is trash, you’re throwing away what could be a great starting point of your next DIY project! Because old chairs (whether broken or whole), are actually really useful. And I’m not just talking about re-painting or re-upholstering them and continuing to use them as seats. I’m talking about turning them into something totally different! For some fun ideas, check out these 15 Clever DIYs That Repurpose Old Chairs!
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There are so many clever DIY projects that allow you to repurpose old chairs! And all parts of a chair are useful- from the seat back, to the seat itself, to the spindles, there are so many things you can make with all the parts of a chair!
15 Clever DIYs That Repurpose Old Chairs
I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about upcycle projects that make me feel good. Maybe it’s the knowledge that I’ve saved one more piece of furniture from being added to the landfills. Or maybe it’s just the fun of turning something old into something new. Whether you like to repurpose old furniture for ecological or fun reasons, you’ll like these DIYs that repurpose old chairs! Here are some tips to consider before you get started:
- Keep your eyes peeled at yard sales, attics, thrift stores, and auctions for chairs. You can get a killer deal on chairs that can easily be repurposed.
- Repair the chair or chairs to make sure they are nice and sturdy. You don’t want something that is going to fall apart as soon as someone sits on it, or you add a potted plant to it. You may need to replace hardware or add wood glue to loose places.
- Don’t be afraid to go wild when it comes to design and color. There is nothing wrong with bold colors or vibrant prints. They add tons of character to your space. A chair isn’t going to be large, but it can easily be made into a focal point with the right design.
1. Repurposed Chair Wall Shelf
It’s hard to believe that such a pretty wall shelf used to be part of an old chair! Head on over to Confessions of a Serial DIYer to see how to make this repurposed chair wall shelf!
2. Garden Bench Made From Repurposed Chairs
Commercial garden benches can be pretty pricey if you want a nice one. So why not avoid the cost and make one yourself out of old chairs! Take a look at how My Repurposed Life made this upcycled garden bench out of chairs!
3. Vintage Chair Drink Stand
Imagine using this for your next BBQ or outdoor party! Not only is it handy, but it also looks great! Oh My Creative explains how to make this upcycled chair drink stand!
4. DIY Chair Upcycle Sign + Other Chair Upcycles
There are so many great projects in this post by Knick of Time, but my favorite is this upcycled sign made out of an old chair!
5. DIY Succulent Chair Planter
Maybe you liked the idea of an upcycled chair planter for your garden. Then this DIY chair succulent planter by Garden Therapy is exactly what you’re looking for!
6. Repurposed Chair Planter
You’ve probably seen a lot of versions of this DIY chair planter across the Internet. That’s because it’s a great idea, looks awesome, and isn’t that hard to do! Head on over to Home Stories A to Z to find out how to make your own repurposed chair planter!
7. Spindle Wind Chime
Isn’t this clever! Take a look at how Confessions of a Serial DIYer used spindles to make a DIY wind chime!
8. DIY Dog Bowl Chairs
If you have a dog, an elevated feeding stations is a healthier way to feed your furbaby. But most of the decently priced commercial ones aren’t much to look at. Give your dog a raised feeder with style by following The DIY Village’s tutorial and making these DIY Dog Bowl Chairs!
9. Upcycled Chair Dog Bed
Love the idea of using an old chair to make something for your dog? Then you’ll love Sparkles of Sunshine’s upcycled chair dog bed!
10. Chair Back Towel Rack Shelf
This is such a great way to repurpose an old chair! Take a look at how My Repurposed Life turned an old chair’s back into a DIY towel rack shelf!
11. Repurposed Chair Backs Into Photo Frames
All Things Thrifty blew this project out of the water! She took an old chair and repurposed the chair backs into stunning picture frames. They are so elegant and stylish too.
12. Repurposed Chair Side Table
At the Knick of Time, she took a chair and turned it into a lovely side table. It’s great for setting drinks on or adding your favorite photos. Such a creative piece that is so charming.
13. Repurposed Chair Back Photo Hanger
I love how beautiful this DIY photo hanger turned out made by Organized Clutter. The vintage style would look fantastic in a rustic or farmhouse style too. It looks like something that belongs on grandma’s wall!
14. Repurposed Chair Sidewalk Chalkboard
A Knick of Time got a bunch of chairs really cheap and thought of turning one into a breathtaking side walk chalkboard. You could use it for weddings, baby showers, farmer’s markets, or anything else you needed it for. Genius idea!
15. French Style Bench
Imagine finding two chairs and transforming them into a French-style bench! That’s exactly what An Oregon Cottage did, and it turned out beyond gorgeous.
You can save a lot of money and make something really cute at the same time by repurposing old chairs! If you don’t have an old chair in your home, keep an eye out as you drive along. People are throwing them away next to their trash all the time. You might also want to check garage sales and Goodwill. If you check any non-Goodwill thrift stores, make sure you’re not paying too much. The idea isn’t to get an already beautiful (and pricey) vintage chair to repurpose. The chair you find should be inexpensive, and your DIY project should be what makes it extra pretty!
Have you ever recycled an old chair in a DIY project?
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