Repurposed Key Organizer

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Today I'm repurposing a pretty chair that has seen better days!

repurposed key organizer

This was a special chair to my daughter many years ago because it was part of a room that was made for her as her Make a Wish. She wished for a gorgeous room with beautiful furniture that she loved a lot. 

The room is still amazing but the chair needed to be replaced. Instead of throwing it out, I'm repurposing it... of course!

repurposed key organizer

I began by taking the chair apart and removing the upholstery from the back of the chair. 

repurposed key organizer

I drew a line across the bottom of the chair and cut off the back legs with a circular saw. 

repurposed key organizer

I painted the chair with Fusion Mineral Paint in Cathedral Taupe.

repurposed key organizer

The next step to turn this chair into a key organizer involved adding pieces of  an old wooden thread holder I had. I cut them to fit inside the heart shape of the chair than painted them to match. 

repurposed key organizer

As a finishing touch I went around all the edges and the flower with gold gilding wax. It gave the piece a little dimension. 

repurposed key organizer

I put a sawtooth hanger on the back and hung it up to organize all of our keys. Truth be told I'm not even sure what half these keys go to. I also added a knob to the bottom to hang the dog leash. 

repurposed key organizer

Think twice before putting something out to the curb! This chair didn't go to the dump, it was repurposed into something we sure can use around here! It can hang in the entry way, in a mud room, or even in a stairwell to organize the family keys. 

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2 questions
  • Pbkmeme
    on Jul 21, 2019

    So clever and cute.

    • Patricia Bruce
      on Jul 29, 2019

      I can even see it as a jewelry (necklace/braclet) or scarf organizer. I love the fact of saving a memory! Great job!!! Thanks

  • Jewellmartin
    An hour ago

    Did you do anything with the bottom of the chair? This is adorable! The price for a 60-spool rack is $15.99 on Amazon, and that could make several racks, like for belts, headbands, and other things. Thanks!

    • Homeroad
      31 minutes ago

      I didn’t use the rest of the chair yet but if you go to and search chairs you’ll find all kinds of chairs I’ve repurposed

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