If you’ve got some old, unused chairs lying around, you may think of getting rid of them in a yard sale or giving it to someone who needs it — don’t! Instead, take those old chairs and repurpose them. Here are eight ways that you can do that.
Repurpose a Chair into a Flower Holder
If you have an older, smaller chair, this is the perfect way to make use of it again. Take out the seat portion and cut out a wire frame made from chicken wire to fit down in the seat of the chair. Get some fabric liner to tuck into the chicken wire, add potting mix, then add the flowers. That’s it! You can make it look as dull and as colorful as you want by either getting new flowers or painting the chair. Obviously, if you have a bigger chair, you’ll be able to hold more flowers.
Repurpose a Chair as a Shelf
This one’s another simple modification as well. Simply take a chair and cut the legs off, then somehow anchor it to the wall. The larger the chair, the more it can hold. You can store photos, personal items, flowers, or whatever else you want on the shelf. Since chairs are made to hold a decent amount of weight, they’ll probably be able to hold whatever you want them to.
Repurpose a Chair as a Pet Bed
This one requires a bit more modification than the others, so it may require a few antique chairs. First, trim the legs down to about six inches below the seat of the chair. Remove the seating portion and take off the piece of wood that connects the back of the chair to the front of the chair.Use several pieces of wood to connect the back of the chair to the front of the chair, as well as several pieces of wood to create the seat of the chair. Now you have the perfect pet bed. Stuff it with an extra pillow or whatever else you have lying around that you wouldn’t mind giving to your pet.
Repurpose a Chair as a Clothes Hanger
This tip is actually fairly easy to do. All you have to do is get a chair that has an opening near the middle of the top part, then separate that from the rest of the chair. If you drill a tiny hole in the top, you should be able to place a hook in there and use it as a clothes hanger. At least these aren’t nearly as flimsy and breakable as the other plastic ones you’ve used.
Repurpose a Chair as a Coat Rack
If you take the back of a chair and secure it to the wall, then add some sort of hook, you’ll have a fashionable coat rack. Just make sure to use hooks that someone won’t run into when they’re walking around. For added style, make a pattern out of the other pieces of the chair.
Repurpose a Chair as Wall Art
If you have a chair that has a high back, you can separate the back from the rest of the chair, hollow out the middle, place a glass panel in it, and use it as a picture frame. They’re really stylish and make the pictures really stand out. The only problem with this is that you’ll have to find someone to custom fit the glass panel and resize your picture. If you’re willing to make the investment, it looks great.
Repurpose a Chair as a Towel Rack
Take a chair that has a multi-leveled back and turn it into a towel rack. Just separate it from the rest of the chair and hang it up. Everything is already done for you. If you flip it upside down, cut the seat portion in half, and hang it that way, you’ll be able to store things on the top.
Repurpose a Chair as an Instrument Stand
If you take a chair, take the legs off, and glue them underneath the seat portion, you can store your instruments here. For added style, you can suspend the stand in mid-air. It’s a strong chair, so you can use it to store your guitar, violin, or anything else you may have.
Regardless of the type of chair you have, there are many ways to repurpose it. Not only is it creative, but it’s a stylish way to decorate your home. Have you ever repurposed an old chair? If so, what did you turn it into?