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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  1. I love it! Just pinned to my Repurpose board. I love all your ideas. You can paint it every season put a big pumpkin on it! I love your serving table. Great idea! I follow you on bloglovin too! laura

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Although, I do have another one...maybe one could be the Spring/Summer version and the other the Fall/Winter???

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  2. I saw your link on the Pink Saturday link up. This hanging chair is such a cute idea. I love the flower you painted and your color choice. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Marielle. I'm glad you like it!

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  3. Clever idea! The squirrels may use it for their afternoon snack. ha!

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    1. You are so funny, Donna. That's exactly what my husband said! LOL
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Ann, I love what you did and I think you did an amazing job painting the flower.

    How great would it to change it for the seasons? A pumpkin and a lantern?

    Christmas would be fun too!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. There are so many possibilities....now to just choose!

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  5. Forgot to mention Pinned to my DIY build board!

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  6. Cute recycle project!....A friend of mine attached her legless chair to the wall as a shelf!

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    1. Thanks, Patti. I've seen that done, too, but the curved back of this one made that option impossible. I had to think 'out of the box'!

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  7. Very clever idea! I NEED one of these in my backyard.

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    1. Thank you, Marie. Keep your eyes open, they often show up on the curb!

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  8. So creative!! Fairy lights on it sounds good, but if I had it in my yard, I'd be piling it up with critter food LOL. Pinned to garden art board.

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    1. That works too, Allyson. I guess it's a multi-use piece!

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  9. Very clever repurpose and the colour is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Anita. I really love the color too!

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  10. I love this! It's at it's best with the plant, in my humble opinion. I love it, thanks for sharing! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. It really has lots of possibilities!

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  11. What a brilliant idea Ann !!
    Naush

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  12. I'm impressed! My daughter has a tire swing, but your chair is more my speed!

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    1. Thank you, Kristie. I'm glad you like it!

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  13. This is so fun! I like the idea of putting something on it so nobody tries to sit in it!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Thank you. That way, No one gets sued - eeek!

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  14. What a great upcycle! I was wondering if it was going to be a people-swing; glad you explained. MY grandmother's extra chairs are very similar (in my cellar for when I need extra seating) and I KNOW they wouldn't have supported my weight with those screws! I'd love to see it with a Jack-O-Lantern or large bushy or climbing plant!

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    1. I wouldn't trust these chairs to hold weight, but I love the idea of a climbing plant...maybe in the spring?

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  15. I totally love this - I'll be sharing it across all of my social media platforms and my blog when the next party starts on Wednesday! Thanks or sharing with us at the To Grandma's hosue we go link party

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    1. I'm so pleased you'll be sharing it, Tarah. Thank you so much!

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  16. Thank you for joining us at Meraki Link party Ann. I love your upcycle idea.
    Naush

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  17. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. It's definitely 'out of the box'!

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  18. I love this super creative idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Farmhouse Friday <3

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I'm glad you like it!

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  19. Very creative! I love the color - and the flower is very sweet!

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