I have another repurposed chair project, a chair back wall shelf made from my $2 thrift store chair. I’ve already made a chair seat wall shelf out of this chair. Not bad to get two projects out of one $2 chair, eh?I have a lot of chairs, but even so, I couldn’t pass up this deal. It’s not even a vintage chair, it has a,b,c, stickers on it so it was assembled by the owners. I picked it up because I really liked the lines of the rungs.
The first line of business was to disassemble the chair back from the chair seat—a few whacks with a rubber mallet and it was a done deal. Notice the brace in the back with the “a”?
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I used the miter saw to cut it right above that brace. I’m experienced with this sort of thing, if you are not-do not attempt this. Use a jigsaw instead.
This is what I was left with after trimming the chair.
This is the back portion of the original seat. I already used the front portion of the seat in the original project chair seat wall shelf.
This is sort of a dry fit, to see if I like the size of the shelf and to see if it fits from side to side.
The holes were patched with spackling then sanded.
Whipping up a batch of my diy chalky paint primer was the quickest way to paint this new chair project . . .
. . . while I was working on other projects.
I switched things up this time. I used Behr Satin for the chalky paint primer and then did a couple of light coats of satin as a top coat.
I applied Miss Mustard Seed wax with a sponge, then wiped it back a little after it set up.
To give it some light distressing, I used one of my cheap emery boards I buy on Amazon.
I attached d rings a little too low on the chair back shelf—having to end up moving them up right under the pocket holes to give it the best fit to hang on a wall.
Sometimes it’s the simple projects that make me smile the most! I love how this chair back shelf turned out.
I think it would be perfect for a guest room or guest bath.
How about for the kitchen?
Be sure to check out some other project ideas for old chairs by clicking the image below.
I hope you are inspired to do your own repurposed chair project very soon!
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