A few years ago, my sweet grandpa gave me this chair. He heard I was looking for an old chair and someone had given it to him.
I liked the look of the chair. It was a nice size and I thought it was a cute chair. I just wasn’t too sure about that metal woven seat. The metal was a little sharp and I was worried about my kids cutting their fingers.
So I removed it. I then painted the chair yellow.
I also used a little sandpaper to distress it a bit.
I took some old wood planks and laid them across the bottom rungs of the chair.
I love how cute and unique this chair plant stand is. Plus, if I get tired of it, I can build a new seat for it.
But, the color brightens up our porch, and we get lots of compliments on our “fern chair.”
What have you repurposed lately?
I don’t know about you all, but I’m so obsessed with the unexpected. When it comes to hanging up coats, I love finding unique and interesting ways to hang up our clothes and coats.
1. Unique door knob coat hanger
This remains one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done and I still use this in my bedroom. You should totally try it! Click the link for the directions.
2. Reclaimed wood coat rack
You can easily make this one with a reclaimed board, some hooks and some paint. Most of us have an old board around. Make this one.
3. Built in coat tree
I wish so much that I had “stages” pictures and directions for this. My dad did this for me shortly before he died. I do know he made it entirely from 1x4s and nails. I love this so much.
I hope these ideas spark your creativity! If you use any of these ideas, please share it with me!
I absolutely love thrift stores. While some people see them as a junk store filled with other people’s useless castoffs, I see it as a treasure hunt. One man’s trash really is another person’s treasure.
I love to shop resale stores and thrift stores to find gently used clothes for my family, but I also love finding unique treasures and projects. Recently, I’ve been on an ironstone kick. I love how it looks but I don’t love the price. You can fake it fairly easily.
I spotted this Christmas planter not long after I arrived at the store. I loved the size and shape of it.
I used two coats of antique white spray paint to make it look like ironstone and I loved how it turned out.
I also sprayed this pitcher to make it look like ironstone too.
What are your recent thrift store remakes?
I love anything burlap. I love burlap almost as much as I love farmhouse signs and quotes. As I was thinking of January post ideas, I thought I’d share some easy, cheap and adorable burlap crafts with you.
1. Framed burlap initial print
All you need are some old picture frames, some 8×10 burlap sheets, a printer and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy or WeddingChics.com (this is where I got mine).
2. Clip photo displays
For this one, you just need 8×10 picture frames with no glass, 8×10 burlap sheets, hot glue gun and a small binder clip or clothes pin.
3. Burlap candle wraps
All you need for this one is burlap ribbon or 8×10 burlap sheets cut into strips, pillar candles, lace and hot glue.
4. Fake grain sack
All you need is a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, some 8×10 burlap sheets, a printer, and a picture frame. You can read more about this one here.
5. Burlap covered books
I hope you enjoyed this project idea gallery! Happy crafting!