Chair Back Shelf

This is Project #2 from the same chair.  You may remember my Fairy Godmother visits that resulted in some wonderful goodies.  For this project I used pieces from one of the chairs and the old drying rack that I ended up taking apart.  

Creating this was a lot of fun, but before we get started, let me welcome you back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this blog hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post.

Here is the chair:
It was nothing special and nothing I wanted to use in my house, so I cut the back off.  
Ta-Daa!
A piece of wood was attached to be a shelf.
I cut 2 pieces from the old drying rack and screwed them to the back so it would have stability against the wall.  
The arrows point-out the two pieces:
You can see I stained the shelf and the bottom piece with walnut stain.  When it dried, they were taped-off and the rest was give two coats of Peacock chalk paint.
This is a shot after the first coat.
After the second coat, I distressed some of the edges.
With two coats of polycrylic applied and dried, it was time to hang it on the wall.
Then it needed decorating.
Since I made it for my craft room, I made the towel to fit the theme.  
The colored pencils were a gift from a student.  I've never used them because they are made from tree branches and are just too pretty to use!  
This is also the perfect spot to display a message with my vintage blocks.

In case you were wondering what happened to the the rest of the chair, that project can be found HERE.  It's a table!
One chair=Two new pieces!

Now it's time for more ideas.  
The 'Do It Over Designers' have been working hard and are ready to share their projects.  Be sure to stop by - all the links are listed below!
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Comments

  1. Ann, that is just outstanding...and I adore the color! Wow. The towel is darling, too. Great combo!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Peacock chalk paint is one of my favorite colors!

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  2. This is so creative and a terrific idea for your craft room. Ann! What a fabulous upcycle/recycle project!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. I've been wanting to make one of these for quite a while but I needed the right chair. My Fairy Godmother pulled through for me!

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  3. I love everything about this project Ann from the paint to the distressing, but how you put it all together? It's amazing! I might have the steal this idea for my own craft studio :) How did you make the towel; will you have a tutorial on that too?

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    1. Steal away, Sara! It was actually pretty easy to put it together, thanks to my scrap pile. The towel was designed on Design Space and I used my heat press to put it on the towel. A tutorial is a possibility! I also modified it for a shirt.

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  4. I love this Ann!! You get so many great pieces to makeover. Perfect as always!

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. Yes, my Fairy Godmother was very good to me!

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  5. I love this Ann! I love that you use all possible parts of something, a woman after my own upcycling heart!!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you, Tania. I just KNEW those drying rack parts would come in handy!

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  6. Very clever - our Parade of Homes had some in one of the homes and they were all painted white, on a wall heading upstairs, with photos and plants - yours reminds me of them!

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    1. What a great way to use them...you don't happen to have a photo, do you?

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  7. This is very creative Ann, you did and amazing job. I love how you chose to decorate it too.

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    1. Thank you, Anita. This is a project that's been on my list to try for a long time. I'm glad I finally did it!

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  8. That is so cute, and I love the rack of the chair back to hang things on.

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    1. I've had the idea in my head for a long time. I'm glad I was finally able to make it a reality. Thanks for stopping by, Rita!

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  9. This is definitely the most creative way I have seen someone upcycle a chair. So very clever and perfect for your craft room.

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna. I'm pretty happy with it!

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  10. This is darling. Visiting from the wonderful wednesday link up.

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  11. What a fun project! Almost like a miniature blanket ladder but better because it's from an old chair!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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    1. Thank you, Alexandra. That's a great way to describe it!

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  12. That is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you for the pin, Joanne. I appreciate it!

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  13. Great idea for repurposing an old chair back!

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  14. What a repurpose! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  15. What a fun project! I clicked through to see the table, too. I love it! Thanks for sharing your awesome upcycle with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lydia. I'm glad you like them both!

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