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Upcycled Chair Legs into Farmhouse Signs

It’s time for the final Part 3 of the upcycled trashure fun I’ve been having with my busted chairs found dumpster-side. While I normally feature my Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION fun this last Tuesday of the month, I’ll catch back up to that next month. As for my chair fun, you can see Part 1 HERE and Part 2 over HERE. Today, I’m making use of the last bits, per Lily’s approval. It’s time for some upcycled chair legs turned into farmhouse signs. Let’s DIY!

Calico Cat in Upcycled Chair Legs | prodigalpieces.com

As you can see, Lily makes herself comfortable wherever she pleases. While I was debating on what to do with the rest of the chairs – the legs and rails, I had them set like this. Sadly, the parts weren’t in great enough condition to make them into a seat bearing weight. However, I was thinking a pet canopy bed would be a blast to create. Likewise, Lily seems to agree.

DIY TIME

To make that happen, first, I tried using my pocket hole jig. Unfortunately, after a few damaged fingers and thing not working like I’d hoped, I decide to throw in the towel. No problem. Time for plan B. As any good junker does, you always have a few ideas rolling around your head just in case.

Enter in my stash. A good junker also always has a stash. Right??

For example, I have this vintage wooden sled that needs a new life.

Vintage Wooden Sled Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Then, some leftover chain-link from my chandelier in our family room.

Chippy Painted Chain Link for Salvage Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Last, these chippy corbels and some scrap wood. Aren’t these bits and baubles fun?

Chippy Painted Corbel for Salvaged Art Signs by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

Next, I cut a few pieces of scrap wood after busting up that vintage sled. I am using the sled as a template to make a few signs. Then, I paint each one to prep it for signage. One set will be chalk board style, and the other will be a vintage style. And, of course, they will have some typography using my transfer method.

Painting Upcycled Chair Legs Spindle Signs by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I know I can get running headstrong into my projects, so I hope this crazy little adventure makes sense. Meet my latest creations.

THE REVEAL

First, here’s my funky fun sign made from the vintage sled, corbel, scrap wood and my upcycled chair legs.

Handmade Bought & Sold Sign from Upcycled Chair legs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #diy #home #homedecor

Reclaimed Antiques Sign from Upcycled Chair Legs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #antiuqe

Would you guess that the sign is actually the sled I took apart? Much better this way.

Farmhouse Antique Sign made from Upcycled Chair Legs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #handmade #upcycled

SECOND SIGN

Baked goods, anyone? This one is fun because it’s a contrasting reverse of the first sign.

Farmhouse Bakery Sign from Upcycled Chair Legs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor

Hand-Painted Bakery Sign from Upcycled Chair Legs into Farmhouse Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I can almost smell the fresh baked pies and breads…mmm…nothing like the heel of a fresh loaf lathered in butter. Okay, I am now hungry. ahem.

Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Baking Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy

Next, I also didn’t want the rest of that sled to go to waste, so here’s my vision for it. tee hee.

Upcycled Laundry Sign Missing Sock Holder by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #diy #home #homedecor #laundry

Laundry Sock Hanger Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #home #homedecor

Above all, not only am I wanting to inspire you, but I also hope you can smile at what someone’s trash (aka. #trashure) can become. I know it takes a vision, but all you need do is try too. Which is your favorite project of the three? If you’re not the DIY type or just love these signs, you can find them and and more available in my online shop.

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Hand-Painted Antiques Sign from Upcycled Chair Legs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecor

In addition, do pin and share my upcycled chair legs. There are plenty of broken chairs out there awaiting new life.

Take those broken chairs and turn them into architectural salvage decor. Upcycled Chair Legs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #diy #homedecor #art

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    You make it look so easy!! 😊

  2. Carolyn G says

    Wow Larissa, these are amazing! You have such wonderful vision, it is such fun to see what you will come up with!

  3. Mother Deer says

    Wow! Your creativity is amazing. I particularly like the way that you put the first two signs together. Brilliant 🙂

    • Larissa says

      It felt good to dive into my stash and see those bits come to life. Thanks!!

  4. susan says

    Incredible what you got out of some broken chairs! It amazes me! Always an inspiration 😉

    • Larissa says

      I couldn’t wait to put it all together. Plus, the painting is therapeutic. Thanks!

  5. Ginny says

    Your socks DIY is so clever! I ‘see’ your vision 😉 You have an incredible imagination when it comes to repurposing trash to treasure! Btw my favorite is the bakery sign but I do love the shape of the antiques sign. Oh, what am I saying, I love both of them!

  6. Marie B. says

    Great vision for the chair legs, Larissa. I love all three but the socks one is just too stink’n cute!

    • Larissa says

      Those sled pieces were too good to toss, so I had to do something with them. tee hee! Thanks, Marie!

  7. Tammy says

    You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I love this!

  8. Stephanie says

    Love them all. You inspire me every time you post.

  9. Michele M. says

    You never fail to impress with your amazing clever ideas!

  10. Becky says

    Nice! I like the former sled sign!

  11. Kim Banko says

    Love them all Larissa! I particularly like, how you used the corbel, trim to support the chair leg. It fills the space and looks so pretty!

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