There comes a time when we look at a piece of furniture and realise it’s no longer got a place in our lives. The temptation is to sling it in a car and take it to the tip, or use it for firewood! However, there are multiple ways you can repurpose your old furniture and make it a stunning new item for your house or garden. To give you some inspiration, let’s look at 5 ways you can repurpose a wooden chair.
1. A Chair Back Coat Rack.
If you have an attractive wooden chair that has a broken leg or has seen better days, you could turn it into a feature coat hook. This great idea is relatively easy to do, and depending on the style of your house, you could leave it looking shabby chic. You just remove the front legs and the seat, sand down any old joins, attach some shop-bought coat hooks, and there you have it. A quirky, useful feature for your home!
2. A Modern Looking Garden Chair.
If your chair is still in good condition, it just doesn’t suit your design scheme in the house, you could give it a good sand and repaint for the garden. Hammerite paint has a great range that will provide you with a metal look. You can either paint or spray it. Remove the old seat cover and add some weatherproof fabric. Easy to clean and a great looking item for your garden.
3. A Place For Your Planters.
Staying in the garden, by removing the front half of your chair and all four legs, you could create a stunning garden shelf that is perfect for placing a few planters. You could also use it to set some hanging baskets under too. Don’t do too much to the chair, just a little sand and some varnish, the weather will slowly give it a stunning organic look.
4. Turn It Into A Swing.
Remove the legs of your chair and give it a good sand down, Using heavy-duty rope and some robust knotting techniques – you have yourself a brilliant little swing. This clever idea will also save you money. Make sure you check everything is secure before you give it a go! Alternatively, you may just use it as a pretty garden ornament!
5. Organize Your Bedroom With It.
Do you have loads of scarves or belts? They can be tricky to store attractively. Depending on the style, you can turn your old dining room chair into a brilliant storage solution for hanging these items. Just remove the seat and the legs, then hang your chair back on the wall sideways. A perfect place to keep all your accessories and a really unique looking feature for your room!
Don’t be quick to throw your furniture away, before you give up on it, try and get creative. There are thousands of brilliant upcycling ideas on the internet, and most of them are really simple to do even if you aren’t an avid DIY expert!