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Don't toss that old chair. Here are 9 ways to repurpose it

Nobody wants to have a home full of mismatched chairs, but that doesn't mean you need to throw away your old chairs when one of them breaks.
Instead, use your creativity and DIY skills to transform these old pieces of furniture into something new and wonderful. Check out these ideas for some inspiration.
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1. Chairback flower pot holder (h/t Organized Clutter)
If only the back of your chair is usable, transform it into a gorgeous flower pot holder like this one. In fact, this could be used to hold almost anything: How about attaching mason jars to it and filling them with fresh flowers?
2. Cheerful planter (h/t Simply Country Life)
Who knew there were so many different ways to use old chairs as planters? This one is perfect if you have more space and an old chair that you love. Wire mesh and burlap replace a missing seat and hold the dirt.
3. Towel rack shelf (h/t My Repurposed Life)
This chairback looks like it was practically meant to become a cute towel rack. You'll need some woodworking skills to make this project, but it's still pretty easy.
4. Photo holder (h/t Organized Clutter)
This simple chair back photo holder would be the perfect place to display one of your favorite old photos. If you have several smaller photos you'd like to display, how about stringing some ribbon across the frame and hanging pictures from that?
5. DIY swing (h/t Shelterness)
This is such a fun take on a classic porch swing. The blogger made this one for her kids, but adults could definitely use it, too. The key is starting with a sturdy rocking chair.
6. Chairback coat rack (h/t Facelift Furniture)
A fresh coat of paint and a few coat hooks can really turn an old chair back into something amazing. This would also make a good towel rack for a kitchen or bathroom.
7. French-style bench (h/t An Oregon Cottage)
This classic French-style bench is so pretty, and it definitely looks professional. Choose chairs with nice backs if you want the bench to turn out as lovely as this one.
8. Rustic side table (h/t Knick of Time)
Simply take off the back of an old chair and voila! You have a brand-new side table. I love the rustic look of this little table, but a fresh coat of paint could transfer it even further.
9. DIY pet bed (h/t By The Stand)
Some people don't like their pets going on furniture, but this adorable pet bed turns an old chair into a special place for a furry friend. It looks so cozy, and it's pretty simple to make.
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