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Broken Chair Repurposed into Shelf

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?

Broken Chair Before Repurposed Shelf | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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.

Antique Chair Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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…

Repurposed Junk Parts for Broken Chair Repurposed Shelf | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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.

Vintage Soda Crate Repurposed into Foot Stool by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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.

Repairing Broken Rocking Chair for New Life as Shelf | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Last, here is what that old broken rocking chair looks like now.

Broken Chair Repurposed into Reclaimed Shelf by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Blue Ball Jars on Repurposed Broken Chair Shelf by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

It has spunk, it has function, and it has a story. Can you see the saw lines in the barn wood?

Reclaimed Barn Wood Shelf on Repurposed Rocking Chair by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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.

Rustic Farmhouse Shelf Made from a Rocking Chair and Reclaimed Barn Wood by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

You would make my day if you would pin and share this funkified chair.

Broken Chair Repurposed into Wall Shelf with Reclaimed Barn Wood by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Next, later on this week I will have a tasty recipe that will help you make use of your garden goodie leftovers. Become a subscriber to my newsletter to get the details in your inbox. (sidebar sign-up or at the bottom of this post)

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Comments

    • Larissa says

      hahaha…we used dowel like crazy around here, so at the very least the start a winter fire. Thanks, girl!

    • Larissa says

      We all need more friends like that and more storage space…oh, and time to get it all done. Ha! Thanks, Nancy.

  1. Jolinda says

    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.

    • Larissa says

      Oh yes, dowel is a high commodity item here. Gotta save it! Especially because I build toys for my kids. 🙂 Thank you, Jolinda!

  2. Carole says

    I can’t imagine having your creativity and vision. Very nice job on this one.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Carole. I’m glad you called it vision and not crazy. ahahahaha….

  3. Sam @ Raggedy Bits says

    Fabulous, project as always Larissa! Love that you have turned something broken into something practical and unique!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much for the words of encouragement, Sam. I try my best!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Marie! I hope my bestie like sit and the new owner too. I got to have fun creating and that’s what counts.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Jen! I’m just happy it finally has new life and that someone appreciates my work. 🙂

  4. Lauren says

    You always amaze me with your creativity, Larissa. Love it!

  5. Debrashoppeno5 says

    Projects like this are so cool and remaking a broken chair into something else is te best.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much, Debra! It had been begging me since forever to become more, so I’m happy I finally got to it. Thanks!

  6. T says

    I love your wood box foot stool do you have directions for it.

    • Larissa says

      Hi there! I don’t have a tutorial but just used bolts to attach and a plywood base covered in ticking. Hope that helps!

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