Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

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Another old chair is transformed into a usable shelf for the bathroom.

Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

This project began with a broken antique ladder back chair found on the top of a snow bank on the side of the road. 

Yes, I pulled over and grabbed the chair in one swift move and it was mine!

It had potential but the rush seat was a mess and the chair had a broken leg... no worries, I can give it a new life. 

Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

When I got the chair home I cut the ladder back top of the chair off and added a 1" x 6" piece of wood to the bottom with wood glue and nails through the bottom. 

Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

I painted the entire piece with Fusion Mineral Paint in Bedford. I love this paint it goes on smoothly and there is no top coat required!  Fusion Mineral Paint can be purchased at Revival Oporium at Backstreet Antiques.

Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

I added hooks to the ladder back to hang towels, baskets, or whatever you need. 

Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

This is a beautiful farmhouse shelf that can be finished in a few hours.

Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

See another favorite Homeroad repurposed chair shelf {HERE}

And what do you do with the finials on the top of chairs? 
See what I did {HERE}!


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  1. Cool upcycle project! I like how versatile it is, and the gorgeous colour you painted it!


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