Thursday, 6 April 2017

one chair-back, three ways

What do you do with a broken chair? Fix it or throw it away, right? Or... you can re-use it as something else. For instance, you can make it into a shelf, a photo display or a coat rack. I know. Just look at Pinterest. There's tons of ideas there. 

I couldn't make up my mind what I wanted mine to be, but I found the bits to make it into an adaptable chair-back - it'll adapt to any situation you put it in! Just pick a room and it'll fit in with what you need it to do. Or be.

The best bit, I think, is the antique curtain rod holders I found. I've had these rusted and bent things for a few years, just waiting for the perfect project to use them on. They're just so cute with their little flower topped screws for holding in the curtain rod.

I got a couple of bulldog clips - with the requisite amount of rust on them - and added those to the back to hold things... 

So, here are some options: 

1.  Kitchen utensil hanger. It can hold handy kitchen tools and recipes.

2. Garden tool hanger. The bulldog clips are a handy place for seed packets and gardening gloves.

3. Hand towel holder. The clips can hold shopping lists or notes.

I also tried the variation of a tea towel on the rod... it works, but the I think it works best as a hand towel roll holder. Hand rolls really struggle to look good in a kitchen and this kind of dresses it up in my opinion.

So where will it live? I'm not sure. I have to think about it. All three ideas work.

Till then it waits to find its home...


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  1. I like the idea of putting clips on the back, maybe for coupons.

  2. I love this repurpose and I love the antique curtain rod holders that you added! Thank you for linking up to Talk of the Town! You are my pick for next Tuesday's party. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Cindy. Sometimes being indecisive is a good thing. :)

  4. I love the rings you used on your rods to hang the kitchen and garden tools. I'd love to know where to find them or a tutorial if you made them.


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