Antique Chair Back Shelf

You know when a project works and when it 
doesn't by how long it sits in the shop...

antique chair back shelf

I had a chair that sat in my shop for far too long. Then it sat in 
my basement which is an even bigger problem...

So I repurposed the repurposed antique chair.

antique chair back shelf
The driftwood towel bar... see it here.

I basically cut off the back of the chair leaving the 
metal "L" brackets that were on the chair. 

I made a shelf then added trim to the shelf...

antique chair back shelf

I repainted the shelf and the chair back white to unify the piece...

I kept one of the chair bars on the bottom and it 
just happens to be perfect to hold towels!

antique chair back shelf

I am loving the transformation!

If I can part with it, it will be 
going back in the Homeroad Shop 
and maybe it will sell faster now!

Thanks to Angie at Knick of Time

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  1. Rinhave a deacon's bench with half a seat that I might make a shelf out of. I like this idea!

    1. It was an easy remake Carlene... inspired by Angie :)

  2. love the new look of your chair Susan. I bet it does sell fast now! I love single chairs, but most people don't get it.


  3. I love it too....fantastic job and so adorable.

  4. Found your homepage after you left a comment on mine - I love your page and your ideas! Found this chairback, similar to mine, love it! :-) Will keep an eye on your page! Hi from Germany!

    1. Thanks so much for visiting! Yes I made one too... love repurposing too! Thanks for your kind words from Germany!


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