You can create some amazing focal pieces and expensive-looking furniture in your home with some old chairs. People sell their repurposed chair projects for hundreds of dollars and you can make them yourself at home just as easily.
You’ll need an old chair, even broken ones will do, which you can find in your basement or at a garage sale. That, a few other pieces, and some creativity.
Here are 15 brilliant ideas for repurposing your chairs:
1) Rustic Picture Holder
You can use the back of a chair and attach a hanger head to it along with some clothespins to create a rustic looking picture holder.
2) Customized Pet Bed
Pet beds can get pretty pricey, but not if you make one from scratch. All you need is to chop off the legs of a chair, paint it, cover an old pillow with some fabric to make the cushion and you’re done! You’ll find the tutorial on how to make on here.
3) Kitty Litter Changing Station
Modify a chair back with a chalkboard sticker, some hooks, and a rod to hold litter bags to create this adorable kitty litter changing station.
4) Flower Pot Holder
You can make a super cute flowerpot holder by using some hose clamps and screws to attach the pots to your chair back.
5) Jewelry Organizer
Find a chair back with holes in it and use it as a jewelry organizer.
6) Side Table
Cut off the back of your chair, paint it, and use it as a tiny table.
7) Storage Bench
Attach a few chairs together, add a cushion, and store items underneath it… boom you have a storage bench.
Cut out a hole in the middle of your chair and place a planter inside of it and use it as a focal piece in your garden.
This sweet little bench was made from two chairs that are fused together.
10) Towel Rack
The back of your chair can be transformed into this adorable rustic towel rack.
11) Coat rack
Your vintage chair backs can be turned into a gorgeous coat rack by adding a few hooks.
Chop off your chair legs and use the chair back and seat to create an awesome DIY Chair swing.
The legs from this chair was taken off and the chair back was hung on the wall to create this rustic looking shelf.
14) Long Table
Connect two chairs together and take off the upper half and replace with a long flat piece to create this cute long table.
15) Mail Box
Attach a wooden garden box to the back of a chair, remove the legs, and paint it. You can hang this on a wall in the entryway of your home and use it to hold your mail.
Bonus. What about Dressers?
1) Gaming Station
Create a place for your consoles, controllers, and games with an old dresser. Learn how to make a gaming station in the video below.
2) Kitchen Island
You can customize your very own kitchen island by modifying an old dresser.
3) Console Table
Have a hallway table where you can get some extra storage and create a welcoming focal point when you enter your home.
4) Plastic Bin Organizer
You can use the shell of your dresser to create a shelf to organize your plastic bins.
5) Apothecary Cabinet
This super cool apothecary cabinet was made from an old dresser drawer.
6) Doll House
This is an ingenious idea that creates an awesome looking dollhouse without spending a ton. You can also leave a drawer for dolls and accessories.
7) Wine Rack
The bottom drawers from this dresser were removed to make room for wine storage.
8) Mud Room Storage
Place your old dresser in the mudroom where people can change their socks and store their shoes.
This dresser was repainted and had a hole cut in the top to make room for a planter. The drawers are also used as planters. This would make a great focal piece in your garden.
10) Closet Storage
Create more organization in your closets by placing an old dresser inside with or without the drawers.
11) Bathroom Vanity
An old dresser can also be modified as a bathroom vanity.
12) TV Stand
These old drawers look completely different as a TV stand.
This darling little bench was created from an old dresser.
14) Tool Chest
Hide all your tools away in a neat cabinet by turning an old dresser into a tool chest.