Think twice before passing off an old chair. Here are 10 ways to repurpose them

Thrift stores almost always seem to have a ton of old kitchen chairs for sale. It's easy to look over them if they're worn or completely outdated, but these DIY projects will change your mindset on these finds.
Whether you choose to transform an old kitchen chair into something completely new or you decide to simply refurbish it and breathe a little life into a tired piece of furniture, you've got to check out these inspiring project ideas.
1. Wallpaper a boring, old chair
With some decorative wallpaper and paint, you can change a boring old chair into an inspirational sitting piece for a nursery or living room.
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Almost anyone can make this project. In fact, the hardest part might be choosing the paint color and the wallpaper pattern. If you're ready to cover a chair with wallpaper, the video below will teach you how it's done.
2. Dog bed
If you've got a furry friend in your life, transform an old chair into a doggy bed. The resulting project from Architecture Art Designs is both functional and cute.
3. Tree bench
This project, from Too Inspired to Sleep, is genius! See how a set of regular old kitchen chairs took on new life as a stunning wrap-around tree bench similar to ones that sell for thousands of dollars.
4. DIY bench
This bench provides useful seating in an entryway, out on a front porch or in a child's room. Not much has to be done with the chairs themselves for this project; the real work lies in making the bench cushion. The benefit of this project, however, is that you'll be able to remove the bench and use the chairs again if necessary.
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In fact, very little woodworking skills are required. The hardest part is making the cushion. If you don't have a power saw, have the piece of plywood for the seat cut to size at the store. Watch the video to see how this project comes together:
5. Woven seat
Next time you see a seriously dilapidated chair at a thrift store, pick it up. That's right – Sincerely, Kinsey features a seriously inspiring change that'll make you warm up to even the most sorry-looking chairs. Creating a woven seat with brightly colored fabric changes the chair's entire look.
6. Geometric design
If you go ga-ga for modern decor, you'll love these ultra-chic chairs that have been given a simple makeover with a little paint. Don't forget the painter's tape to create that nice, crisp line.
7. Towel rack
If you look closely, can you see the chair? Yep, the seat has been cut off and mounted on the wall upside down, creating the perfect addition to a small bathroom.
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With its detailed spindles and a lovely muted blue color, this towel rack adds a shabby chic look to any room. If you love this quaint repurposed chair towel rack, check out the video to see how you can make it.
8. Porch swing
The simplicity of this porch swing made from old chairs is hard to beat. Paint them all the same color or switch it up with complementary hues to create an eclectic look.
9. Quick upholstery makeover
If the word "upholstery" makes you shudder, fear not. This project is strictly for beginners, but the final result is amazing. All you need is a chair in need of a facelift, a fun fabric, Mod Podge and this tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body to make your very own statement piece chair with a faux upholstery makeover.
10. Chair planter
Breathe some life into an old chair (literally!) by turning it into a planter. Not only will it bring some interest to your garden, but it is an ideal way to make use of a piece of furniture rather than sending it to a landfill.
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By planting succulents that complement the color of the chair, you can make this planter box look even more professional and cohesive. Check out the video to see how it's done.
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