Upcycled: New Uses for Old Chairs

Don't throw away that rickety old chair just yet. Check out these unique ideas for reusing old chairs and maybe you'll be inspired to create your own upcycled chair masterpiece!

Wall art via Anthropologie

Upcycled book chair

Upcycled chairs = Rustic wood and leather bench by Gypsy Barn

Bathroom caddy/towl rack via Country Living

Old chair turned into a shelf  via Trash to Treasure Decorating

Swing made from an old chair  - DIY: remove legs, paint, drill holes and thread rope through.

Vintage children's chairs repurposed into dog dishes

From old chair back to awesome picture frame! DIY from allthingsthrifty

Old chairs repurposed into side tables via home sweet nest

Sedum armchair, photo by Debra Prinzing

Garden bench made from upcycled chair backs (above and below)

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  1. Interesting! I especially love the bathroom towel rack.

    Stopping by from the Etsy Blog Team

  2. Wow, cool stuff. Just found you through something someone had posted on Pinterest.

  3. Thanks for stopping by! My personal favorite I think, are the picture frames. They're unlike anything you could find in a store.

  4. These are such good ideas! I would have never thought of using a broken or old chair in a different way. I especially love taking them apart and putting the pieces on the wall!


  5. How awesome is this? Wow. The chair/towel rack! Super awesome. Totally cool.

  6. Lovin your blog and all the great ideas.........inspiration station!!! I also just found you on Pinterest, AND I've become your newest follower. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back?? THANKS.

  7. I love the sedum chair, plus your other ideas also....... I cannot wait, each day, to see what you have......

  8. Thank you for sharing. I have been looking for some unique bedside tables and cutting off the back of two chairs just might do it!! LOVE the picture frames.

  9. Thanks for sharing a link to my blog. Great ideas here!

    from Trash to Treasure Decorating

  10. So Cool! I love your ideas- they are a work of art!

  11. Laura, come to see my work:

  12. All completely amazing -- so creative! Thanks for the great post.

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  13. These are totally awesome!!

  14. Loved it! I have taken the liberty of posting this on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/thelittlegreenpage – an online community to spread eco-awareness. Trust this is fine with you. Thanks!