Insanely Original Ways To Upcycle Old Chairs

Old chairs are a dime a dozen. Nobody wants them, usually because they look a little moth-eaten. But, at the end of the day, a chair’s a chair, and unless there is some significant structural damage, it’s good to go. It definitely help to find additional ways on how to tidy up your home!


In this post, we take a look at some insanely original ways to upcycle your old chairs for your interiors. Check them out below:

Turn Them Into A Storage Box

You always need extra space for your knick-knacks, so turning your old chair into a storage box could be a great idea. The way this works is surprisingly simple. First, you start with the base and back of the chair. Then you remove the back and turn it into a lid. You then add side panels to the seat to turn it into a container, and then attach hinges to the seat and the back so that the covering folds up and down, a bit like a toilet seat. The result is something that looks like a cross between a commode and an ottoman.

Use It For Your Dog’s Bowl

If all that sounds a little complicated, you could turn your old chairs into bowl holders for your dog, instead of placing them on the floor where they can easily topple over.

The idea here is very simple. Just cut a hole in the seat of the chair that’s the same size as your dog’s bowl’s outer lip. Then place the bowl inside the hole so that your dog can eat or drink out of it. It’s a great way to make your kitchen look more stylish and avoid putting bowls and dog mats on the floor.


Turn It Into A Coat Rack

Another idea for upcycling your old chair is to turn the back of it into a coat rack. Again, the process here is incredibly simple. What you want to end up with is the back of the chair and the two rear legs.

If the chair is old, subject it to termite treatment first, just to make sure that there are no critters crawling through the wood. Then attach several hooks to the part of the frame that connects the two legs. Then place the finished piece on the wall with sturdy fittings to hold it in place.

Use It As A Shoe Store

If you have a lot of shoes and you don’t want them taking up all the space in your wardrobes, then you might want to consider making a shoe store. The way this works is simple. Start with your old chair and then remove the seat so that all that’s left is the frame. Then find a large basket (perhaps one that goes all the way down to the floor) and place it in the gap where the seat used to be. Then you have the option to paint the remaining wood a new colour or simply start using it to store your shoes straight away.

So, what do you think about these highly original ways to upcycle old chairs? Will you try any of them?

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