Repurposed Ladder Back Chair Shelf

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

Grey ladder back chair shelf with pitcher of flowers

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. 

Back cut off of ladder backed chair

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. 

Rush chair with the back cut off

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.

Grey ladder backed shelf with flowers

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

Ladder backed shelf with bicycle basket

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

Chair turned into a shelf with a pitcher of flowers

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .