From Chair To Stool! 😱

by Helen
6 Materials
3 Hours

I picked up a free chair 4th pic down on Facebook Marketplace. I got my idea from Pinterest. Love that site...♥️

Finished result.

Top view of seat!

Finished look!

Original chair

First step was to clean chair. My son cut the back off and drilled the existing holes to remove center wood to accommodate twine. He also drilled 2 more holes for handles. I sanded seat and legs.

Supplies pictured here.

To achieve the look of seat, I diluted Kilz Toasted Poppyseed chalk paint and using a cloth wiped on seat. ( I wanted a stained look)

I dry brushed using toasted poppyseed mixed with white. I finally added folk art cathedral door (not pictured)

I then used white chalk paint on legs one coat. I sanded to achieve a weathered, chippy look.

I measured Thick rope to fit inside washer and into the seat. (Rope and washer purchased at Lowe’s) I used E6000 to glue underneath since this rope is to stiff to knot. Use your discretion on handle size. I then wove smaller rope(purchased at Dollar Tree)into holes in back of seat. I knotted underneath to secure. I absolutely love this idea giving new life to an old chair.

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  • Jaswan Jaswan on Sep 25, 2021

    I'm not sure I get it- you transformed a chair with a back to a chair without a back? For the purpose of using as a chair/stool? Looks nice but why?

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  • Carole Hill Carole Hill on Sep 29, 2021

    I love this idea!! I buy old, unwanted chairs at auction almost every week and although they would have been valuable if in good condition they aren’t in good shape. But, I have a chair addiction! I love to find new things to do with them so they continue to have a purpose! I can’t wait to try this one!!

  • Helen Helen on Sep 30, 2021

    this was a Pinterest find.