13 ways to repurpose an old chair

For many people, it is hard to part with things, particularly furniture. Simply because with every piece of furniture, there is a story or memory behind it. Don't fret. You don't have to throw away that treasured chair when it's lifespan is nearly over. Instead, give it a new life around your home.
There are so many options for repurposing old chairs. Imagine photo hangers, pet beds, book shelves and coat racks made from your old chairs. These creative ideas are fun and easy to create, so we encourage you to take a look at the great tutorials we have collected for inspiration for your next DIY project.
1. Make Christmas ornaments
Decorate your Christmas tree with ornaments made from your old chairs. To create this distressed look on your chair legs, you will need paint and a wet cloth. Follow this tutorial to get started.
2. Create a photo hanger
This project is perfect to display your photos in a unique way. All you need is your chair spindle, paint, wax, clothes pins, super glue, and a metal hanger hook. Check out the full tutorial here to create this vintage look.
3. Reupholster and revamp an old chair
Knowing how to reupholster furniture is a skill that should be in everyone’s mental toolbox. A fresh piece of foam can double or triple the longevity of a chair, while new fabric can make a piece of furniture impervious to falling out of style. Get the full tutorial here.
4. Make a chair tree swing
Relax and enjoy the outdoors with this tree swing made using your old chair. All you need is strong poly rope to tie the chair to the tree. Check out the tutorial here.
5. Repurpose to a towel rack shelf
This towel rack shelf would be a great addition to your bathroom or kitchen. Click here for the easy to follow tutorial to give your old chair a new life.
6. Turn it into a nightstand
Ditch your usual nightstand with this repurposed chair nightstand. We absolutely adore how The Designer Pad has repurposed their old chairs. If you're looking for a unique, rustic look for your bedroom, this project is for you.
7. Turn it into a planter for your garden
Give your garden a face lift with these chair planters. What a lovely way to display your most colorful blooms. Find the tutorial here.
8. Repurpose into bench
I can never get enough of upcycling projects, especially when they're as useful as this awesome bench. Don't be scared off by the idea that making a bench has to be complicated. This project is easy enough for almost anyone to make. Get the full tutorial here.
9. Repurpose to umbrella holder
It's been said that one man's trash is another's treasure. This proves true in the case of this easy DIY. Perhaps you've come across an old chair, and you're not sure what to do with it. It may have sentimental value and classic details, but it's uncomfortable or too rickety to sit in. Think twice before chucking it! Get the full tutorial here.
10. Repurpose into coat racks
Up-style your old chair backs into coat racks with this easy tutorial by Facelift Furniture. This would be a unique piece to have in your home.
11. Repurpose into a French style bench
This classic European style bench made from chairs is perfect for your garden, foot of your bed, or living room. Start this project with the easy DIY tutorial here.
12. Make a side table
Transform your old chair into a side table by using the chair base with a wood pallet on top. Check out the DIY tutorial here.
13. Make a coat hanger
Repurpose your old chair by fixing a metal hook into the chair back and transforming it into a stylish coat hanger. We love how these chair back coat hangers look. What a way to give a new life to your old chair.
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