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25 Genius Ways to Repurpose Old Wooden Chairs You’re Sure to Love

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25 Genius Ways to Repurpose Old Wooden Chairs You’re Sure to Love

Old or broken chairs don’t need to be thrown out. We’ve found 25 ways to repurpose old wooden chairs to give them a new lease of life.

Check out these clever ways to upcycle old chairs into something useful for your home - and then head out to the flea market to find some! #repurpose #upcycle #diy

How to Repurpose Old Wooden Chairs

If you’re headed out to the thrift store or flea market this weekend keep your eyes peeled for some wooden chairs.

It doesn’t matter if they’re scuffed up or damaged because today we’re going to show you how to repurpose old wooden chairs to give them a whole new lease of life!


Who knew there were so many ways to repurpose old chairs! Time to breathe new life into your unloved furniture! #fleamarket #repurpose #upcycle #furniture #diy

25. Use the wooden chair spindles to make a wind chime

Use the wooden chair spindles to make a wind chime

Found it here >> Confessions of a Serial DIYer

What really clever idea! Take the spindles from the back of an old wooden chair and turn them into a set of beautiful wind chimes for your garden!

24. Turn an old wooden chair into a scarf hanger

 Turn an old wooden chair into a scarf hanger

Found it here >> My Repurposed Life

If you need somewhere in your closet to hang your scarves, belts and other accessories try using an old chair back!

23. Use the chair back spindles to make Christmas ornaments

22. Turn an old sun lounger into a storage bench

Turn an old sun lounger into a storage bench

Found it here >> My Repurposed Life

This upcycling project took an old broken wooden sun lounger and turned it into a brilliantly useful storage bench, just perfect for storing kids toys in the playroom or shoes in the entryway.

21. Make a towel hanging rack for your half bath

Make a towel hanging rack for your half bath from an old chair

Found it here >> My Repurposed Life

Here’s a clever way to make a towel rack for your half bath that costs next to nothing and looks fabulous.

20. Turn your old wooden chair into a dog bed

Turn your old wooden chair into a dog bed

Found it here >> BHG

Every pooch needs a comfy bed to rest his weary head, and this wooden chair upcycling project is the perfect answer!

19. Turn it into a swing

Turn it into a swing

Found it here >> The Simple Solution Mom

Why wouldn’t you take an old wooden dining chair and turn it into a swing for the garden?

18. Repurpose your old chairs as planters

Repurpose your old chairs as planters

Found it here >> @fertree33

A popular use for old wooden chairs is to turn them into planters for the garden. We love the colours that were chosen for these two and hanging them on the fence is a clever idea.

17. Turn two wooden chairs into a dog feeding station

Turn two wooden chairs into a dog feeding station

Found it here >> The DIY Village

Elevated dog feeding stations are so much less messy, but they’re pretty expensive, unless of course you have two old wooden chairs you can repurpose.

16. Make a flowerpot holder

Make a flowerpot holder from an old chair

Found it here >> Organized Clutter

Flower pots look great hanging on the side of a shed or on a wooden fence but they’re not that easy to attach, unless of course you fashion yourself a vintage looking flowerpot holder from an old chair back.

15. Make a French-style bench from two old chairs

Make a French-style bench from two old chairs

Found it here >> An Oregon Cottage

If you’ve always wanted one of those French style benches at the foot of your bed but budget wouldn’t allow it try this project for repurposing two old chairs.

14. Turn a chair back into a photo hanger

Turn a chair back into a photo hanger

Found it here >> Organized Clutter

If you’re looking for a way to add a personal touch to your kitchen try this project.

13. Take an old chair back and turn it into a coat rack

 Take an old chair back and turn it into a coat rack

Found it here >> Facelift Furniture

This is such a clever idea for repurposing a broken chair, add some hooks and use it as a coat rack.

12. Transform an old chair into a drinks station

Transform an old chair into a drinks station

Found it here >> Oh My Creative

This is the perfect repurposing project to do before you start hosting summer parties; turning an old wooden chair into a fabulous drinks station!

11. Old chair legs can be used as wall storage

Old chair legs can be used as wall storage

Found it here >> Knick of Time

Combine the legs from a broken wooden chair with some vintage bread pans and you’ve got yourself some country chic kitchen storage.

10. Turn an old chair back into a towel rack

 Turn an old chair back into a towel rack

Found it here >> A Nest for All Seasons

If you’re remodelling your bathroom think about turning an old wooden chair back into a towel rack.

9. Take three chairs and make a porch swing

Take three chairs and make a porch swing

Found it here >> Living the Country Life

You’ll need three old wooden chairs for this upcycling project, and don’t worry if they don’t match because that will just add to the charm. We’re not sure about the pails hanging overhead though – you might bump your head!

8. Turn a salvaged chair into a bird bath

Turn a salvaged chair into a bird bath

Found it here >> Daisy Mae Belle

Isn’t that a novel idea? If you have an old chair with a broken seat replace it with a terra cotta saucer, fill it with water and set it outside for the birds to bathe in.

7. Repurpose a broken chair as a stool

Repurpose a broken chair as a stool

Found it here >> Knick of Time

If the back has broken on an old wooden chair there’s no need to throw it out because instead you can turn it into a stool or side table.

6. Turn an old chair into a fairy garden

Turn an old chair into a fairy garden

Found it here >> Our Crafty Mom

We love fairy gardens around here but we’ve never seen one created in a chair before!

5. Turn the old chair backs into photo frames

Turn the old chair backs into photo frames

Found it here >> All Things Thrifty

So can you guess which of these fabulous frames started out life as a chair?

4. Use an old chair back as a earring rack

Use an old chair back as a earring rack

Found it here >> Nine Red

You’ll need a cane chair for this upcycling project so keep your eyes peeled!

3. Turn a thrift store chair into a planter

Turn a thrift store chair into a planter

Found it here >> Better Housekeeper

If you find a gorgeous old wooden chair at the thrift store that’s not really fit to be indoors give it a paint job and give it a new lease of life as a garden planter!

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2. Turn an old chair into a play kitchen

Turn an old chair into a play kitchen

Found it here >> IKEA Hackers

We love DIY play kitchens around here and this chair makeover is totally GENIUS!

1. Turn it into an accessory station

Turn an old chair into an accessory station

Found it here >> My Sister’s Suitcase

Remove the seat and add a basket and you have a fabulous shoe and accessory station for your entry way!

 

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Don't throw out those old chairs! Not until you've seen this list of cool things you can repurpose them into anyway! #diy #repurpose #thrift #fleamarket #upcycle #furniture

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