How do I upcycle a ladder back chair??

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Turn a ladder back chair into a stool.

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 24, 2018

    Look at previous post question.

  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 24, 2018

    Hi Patsy. I'm Cindy. If you want to make a stool out of a chair, cut the back off. Be sure to sand the corners down before sitting on the stool. Start with a course grit sandpaper and work your way down to a finer grit sandpaper until you get the smoothness you want. You could use the ladder back as a towel bar.

  • Alice Alice on Sep 26, 2018

    I found a website that shows...

    "How to Make Stools Out of Dining Room Chairs"

    https://www.hunker.com/13403615/how-to-make-stools-out-of-dining-room-chairs


    Step 1

    Remove the back of the chair, whether you are making stepping stools or stools for sitting. The backs of older chairs may simply pull off; if the backs won't pull off you can saw off the backs of the chairs flush with the seat, sanding any rough edges.


    Step 2

    Fill any holes in the seat of your stools with your wood putty, allowing it time to dry and then sanding it smooth.


    Step 3

    Measure the legs of your stools and cut them down to your desired length if you are making stepping stools or if you would like your stools to be child size. Measure twice and cut once; you don't want wobbly stools, although you will probably have to do some sanding to rid them of the tiniest wobbles.


    Step 4

    Sand your stools with your sandpaper, smoothing out any rough edges and making sure that your paint will have a surface that it can adhere to.Step 5

    Paint your stools your desired color, priming first if necessary. Hand paint your new stools or use stencils to make them more decorative.


    Step 5

    Paint your stools your desired color, priming first if necessary. Hand paint your new stools or use stencils to make them more decorative.

  • Bonnie Cleveland Bonnie Cleveland on Sep 26, 2018

    I've seen one hanging upside-down on a wall. Was used as a shelf / towel bar.