Get ready to cut the backrest off an old chair. Here are 5+ stunning chair DIYs

Most people tend to get rid of their old chairs when they buy a new set, but that's the last thing you should do. There are so many neat things you can turn them into, including garden planters, side tables and ice bucket holders.
If you don't have any old chairs, you might have to go out and find one, because you're definitely going to be inspired after you check out these projects.
Saw the backrest of an old chair and create a side table
No one will ever guess that this cute coastal-style side table used to be a chair. If you have two matching chairs, you'll probably want to make a set of tables. Check out the video to see how it's done.
Make a chair tree swing (h/t Simple Solution Mom)
Relax and enjoy the outdoors with this tree swing made using your old chair. All you need is a strong poly rope to tie the chair to the tree.
Turn it into a nightstand (h/t The Designer Pad)
Ditch your usual nightstand with this repurposed chair nightstand. If you're looking for a unique, rustic look for your bedroom, this project is for you. The best part is you can customize the colors to match the decor of your room. Top the chair off with your favorite bedtime items, such as fresh flowers, books, or scented candles.
Turn an old chair into a stunning garden planter
This upcycled chair planter adds a bit of rustic charm to the garden. You could use it to display almost any kind of plant or flower, but check out the succulent arrangement shown below. If you don't have space outside, this planter could be used inside your home. Just make sure no one sits on it.
Repurpose to bookshelves (h/t Apartment Therapy)
We are obsessed with the idea of repurposing old chairs into bookshelves. How vintage and rustic does this look? If you have the wall space, putting 2 or 3 chairs together makes the bookshelf a statement piece in any room.
Make a coat hanger (h/t Like Cool)
Repurpose your old chair by fixing a metal hook into the chair back and transforming it into a stylish coat hanger.
Turn an old chair into a towel rack
What are you supposed to do with an old chair that has a broken seat but a beautiful back? Make it into a new towel rack, of course. The finished project will be equally at home in a bathroom or the kitchen.
Turn old chair into coat rack (h/t My Purposed Life)
Saw off the back of an old chair, repaint, and add hanging hooks to the bottom. You will instantly create an entry coat or scarf rack. You can embellish the design with gold mold details or bright colored paints of your choice.
Turn an old chair into bench seating
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 part and use the chairs again if necessary.
Turn an old chair into a beverage holder
It's the season for patio drinks, and there's no better way to enjoy them than from a fun ice bucket such as this one. This is a very simple project if you have the right equipment, and you'll be able to use it all summer long.
Got an old food tray? Upcycle it into a chalkboard-style tray
Save walls and create a table your kids can actually draw on with this project. Paint a drawing surface on the top with chalkboard paint. If you want to add a little decorative touch, create a border with upholstery tacks. Check out how this is done in the video below.
Turn old crates into an ottoman
An ottoman creates both a place to rest your feet and a place for storage. Learn how to make it with the video below.
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