After years of doing what I do, my family, friends and neighbors have come to know I love JUNK! This rocking chair was left at my house one day while I was not home. I had seen it earlier in the week at my neighbor’s house, but I don’t think she was the one that actually delivered it to me.
Many on facebook wanted me to fix the seat, but y’all know that’s not what I do. It needed to be not only replaced, but fixed on the left side.
While I was busy getting ready for Glendale 2014, I was looking for a couple of quickie projects. I recently showed you the faux coffee table shelves I made.
While making those, I grabbed this chair and made a few cuts on it. I thought the jig saw was the best way to remove the rocking chair back.
Although the jigsaw was the easiest way to separate it, the cut wasn’t the best. I took it to the miter saw to get a nice even cut.
I grabbed a scrap board from my stash.
Clamp the board to assure a good fit.
Gorilla Wood Glue for added strength.
Drill pilot hole
I cut some 45° angled pieces off the end of a 1×3 to help brace the shelf.
I used my Ryobi Airstrike nail gun to attach the bottom portion of the brace to the back of the chair and after drilling a pilot hole, I countersunk a screw through the top into the corner brace.
I gave it 2 really quick (light) coats of DIY chalk paint.
Then the weather took a turn for the worse and we had a bunch of rain. I moved this small project into the kitchen where I gave it a coat of wax to protect the finish of the DIY chalk paint.
It makes me smile! I have been wanting to make one of these for years!
Staged on my fence because I have no place to get good lighting in my home.
she’s ready for her close-up
I believe this repurposed chair back towel rack would work great in a bathroom or a kitchen! Yep, check another project off my bucket list!
See other repurposed chair ideas below: