What Do You Do With a Legless Chair?
You upcycle it, of course!
This idea has been rolling around in my brain for quite a while, so when I was gifted this Pile of Goodies I knew it was time to try it....I wanted it to hang!
If you look carefully at the picture, you can see that the chairs were not only legless, but the one had a crack that went completely through the seat. This was nothing some glue, clamps, and giant rubber bands couldn't handle though.
I thought about leaving them 'as-is' in all their 'chippy goodness', but there were some other colors mixed in that I couldn't live with - yellow, red, and black, so I sanded everything smooth and gave them a coat of primer.
As of this time, only one of the chairs has been upcycled. The other is sitting in the basement until winter is here and I need a project to work on.
That being said, one chair was painted pale blue/green and since this chair was going to hang, I drilled 2 holes in the seat for ropes:
I wanted to paint a flower on this one similar to the Weathered, Worn-Out Chair so I got to work.
After painting the white base, I added some details, gave it a coat of spray sealer, and called it done.
Please be kind when critiquing my flower. I am not a painter!
The next step was to screw some eyes in the back of the chair.
With the eyes in place and the holes drilled in the seat, it was time to add the ropes.
The length of the ropes depends on two factors:
* where you're hanging it from
* how high off the ground you want it
Since this is for decorative purposes only (no, it's not meant for sitting) I cut the rope length for hanging from a tree branch or a porch. I made a loop of rope for the seat and knotted the ends under the seat.
Another loop was made for the back and each end was tied to an eye. I put a carabiner through the loops and hung it from a tree branch. Here's a picture of it just hanging on my finger:
Time for a close-up:
I decided not to use it for seating since I am no expert when it comes to knots and making them safe enough to carry weight. If someone sat in it and got hurt I would never forgive myself.
That being said, it's an 'out-of-the-box', funky design that is a conversation piece!
I tried it with a plant....
......and a candle:
It could also hold a drink or snack - think 'hanging side table'. Some fairy lights for evenings might be pretty. too!
Just a note: The chair appears to be many different colors in this post - different lighting, what can I say? The final pictures do reflect the true color!
Tell me what you think...too 'out of the box'? Crazy, but cool? Love it? Hate it? It's OK, I can take it!
My thoughts are now turning to my other projects, but I do have one more legless chair. Any ideas?
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