How to make a towel rack with an old chair

An old damaged chair may only seem fit for the curbside, but this DIY project demonstrates how much potential a broken piece of furniture can have. In only a few easy steps, this chair is given a whole new purpose while also serving as a gorgeous piece of decor.
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 instructions and video to see how you can make it.
Advertisement
Materials
- Old chair
- Utility knife
- Handsaw
- Sanding block
- Blue chalk paint
- Paintbrush
- 2 towel hooks
- Screws
- Drill
Instructions
1. Remove the wicker section from the seat of the chair with a utility knife.
2. Cut through the back of the seat with a handsaw so only the backrest, a small portion of the seat and the back legs remain.
3. Sand the cut edges until they are smooth.
4. Paint the chair with the blue chalk paint. Use light brush strokes with a minimal amount of paint on the paintbrush to allow the wood to show through slightly. Allow the paint to dry.
5. Attach hooks to the legs of the chair using a drill and screws.
6. Hang the chair on the wall.
DIY Everywhere
Advertisement
Resources

Make a statement with a PVC towel rack that perfectly matches your bathroom's decor.
February 21   ·  
Advertisement
Who knew that old mismatched chairs had so much potential? These ideas are so inspiring.
February 20   ·  
This mother decided to get hands-on when making gifts for her kids. The outcome is as simple as it is cool!
February 20   ·  
With just a few items, a woman creates a stunning addition to her garden.
February 7   ·  
When it comes to home renovations, make sure the changes make sense. Follow these tips for the same 'wow' factor at a fraction of the cost.
February 19   ·  
Here are some things to try to avoid when starting out in photography.
February 6   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement