Put your hands together for Trash to Treasure Tuesday!! This is my favorite time of month where my blogger friends and I get together to show you how we take something that’s been cast-off and give it new life. We’ll get to their projects in a bit. First, let me show you my subject for this month’s makeover. Would you like to see this broken chair repurposed into a shelf?
A few years back my best girlfriend said she didn’t have the heart to throw this thing out. Bless her heart because she knew I might like to have a try at it. Ummm…yes. I love a good challenge, and I must admit I have had it for a few years. Not only did she give me this chair, but also this antique chair. You can see how I gave it a new look in this post.
So you can see why we have much in common, the love of old things, farmhouse life, and raising our families with a love for the Lord. Thank you for being you, Connie!
In deciding what it should become, I had many ideas from turning it round and round and upside down. However, the most logical idea for me is a broken chair repurposed shelf. This is where it gets oh-so-fun for me because I get to dig into my stash and create. First, here are a few things I pulled out to play with…
You’re looking at some barn wood from our kitchen remodel, two broken rake handles (yes I saved them. ahem), a couple of turnings from vintage bunk beds, and a few old hooks left from our bathroom remodel.
Consequently, after digging around some more, I found some pieces of a set of antique legs that I had remnant from making this crate ottoman.
All these pieces came into play as my idea began to come to fruition. I used the broken rakes for shelf support. In addition, I used them to plug the holes that were left from the previous life.
Last, here is what that old broken rocking chair looks like now.
It has spunk, it has function, and it has a story. Can you see the saw lines in the barn wood?
That is first growth oak that you just can’t find anywhere. I love it when something is telling you a story in a subtle way.
So, my junkin’ cup is full again and I’m so happy with the outcome of this project. Suffice it to say that it paid off for it to be staring at me for the last couple of years. If this new creation catches your eye, you can make it yours by heading to my shop.
Additionally, you would make my day if you would pin and share this funkified chair.
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[email protected] Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
I love what you did with this chair, Larissa! And I commend you for finding a purpose for those rake handles lol! Great save! XO
hahaha…we used dowel like crazy around here, so at the very least the start a winter fire. Thanks, girl!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
You are so creative!! I just love this!! And I have friends like that too, aren’t they the best??!! 😉 xo
We all need more friends like that and more storage space…oh, and time to get it all done. Ha! Thanks, Nancy.
I have a passion for old chairs and your re-purpose is perfect. And of course you saved the broken rake handle whats wrong with that. It’s like having dowel rods on hand. It it adorable and very useful.
Oh yes, dowel is a high commodity item here. Gotta save it! Especially because I build toys for my kids. 🙂 Thank you, Jolinda!
I can’t imagine having your creativity and vision. Very nice job on this one.
Thank you, Carole. I’m glad you called it vision and not crazy. ahahahaha….
Sam @ Raggedy Bits says
Fabulous, project as always Larissa! Love that you have turned something broken into something practical and unique!
Thanks so much for the words of encouragement, Sam. I try my best!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Sweet chair back repurpose, Larissa! See, this proves you never know when a broken anything will come in handy one day. Nice save!!
Thanks, Marie! I hope my bestie like sit and the new owner too. I got to have fun creating and that’s what counts.
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Super cute! I love how you repurposed so many pieces for this shelf Larissa.
Thank you, Jen! I’m just happy it finally has new life and that someone appreciates my work. 🙂
You always amaze me with your creativity, Larissa. Love it!
Projects like this are so cool and remaking a broken chair into something else is te best.
Thanks so much, Debra! It had been begging me since forever to become more, so I’m happy I finally got to it. Thanks!
I love your wood box foot stool do you have directions for it.
Hi there! I don’t have a tutorial but just used bolts to attach and a plywood base covered in ticking. Hope that helps!