Before & After: cheap chair projects

Thinking about checking out our furniture and carpet sale this weekend (June 24 & 25)? Pick up chairs at a bargain, and use paint to transform them into a bohemian or farmhouse style!

(Oops paint is $5 a gallon, and chairs start at just $2.50 during the sale!)

Top photo is from the Community Forklift Warehouse, and the bottom photo is from

Here are more chair projects to inspire you:

Turn the back of a chair into a scarf rack (from

Create colorful hanging planters to brighten up a fence (from Jen Bowles Design)


In addition to sweet old wood chairs, we get a lot of metal and plastic chairs.  But never fear – they have upcycling potential, too!

Give new life to a tired desk chair (from

If you find a sturdy, comfy chair but the leather (or pleather) upholstery is discolored, try this trick! (from

With silver spray paint and wooden slats, Maria Ahlbrandt turned dusty black chairs into a sleek modern bench.