How to Use Old Chairs

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in dining room, garden, milk paint, outdoors | 17 comments

Some women have closets full of shoes. . .

Some women can’t resist a beautiful purse. . .

I on the other hand,

can’t seem to resist a cheap chair.

Old Chair Planter @ DaisyMaeBelle

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You can paint them.

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Turn them into bird baths.

Miss Mustard Seed Chair @ DaisyMaeBelle

Prop them in every empty corner of your house.

Old Chair Planter @ DaisyMaeBelle

And garden.

This one I just added an old bowl

and voila!

An interesting planter.

Which, of course, I filled with succulents.

So, go grab a cheap chair this weekend at a yard sale. . .

And, have fun!

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  1. That’s a super cute chair. I have a chippy wood one that I use as a planter but I’d love a little metal one like this. Nicely done!

  2. i love quirky old chairs and love them as planters!

  3. I love your swirly chair- would love to find one {or ten} of those!

  4. Reading this post I swear we could be twins separated at birth. I adore old chairs and love to get at them with the paint. There is a thrift store I go to that literally lines up rows of chairs for sale. I have them in odd place in the house with plants on them or a simple throw, even one in the bathroom with towels on it! And like your little white chair, we took the seats off an old bistro table’s chairs and put pots of flowers inside. My hubs threatened my life if I brought one more chair home! lol!


  5. Hubs are kinda funny that way, no vision of possibilities. Love your little bistro chair. Think I really have to move back to KY or TN so I can find good stuff. That is so cute Melissa.
    I found a chair in KY and since the seat was trashed (was hoping it was)used it outside to hold plants in one of my many granite ware bowls. I had lots of them. Still have a few but not like I did. Used them for camping bunches. Old chairs are so awesome, so darned handy. Yours looks so cute out in your garden. Lucky girl.

  6. I like old chairs too! Just bought two vintage metal folding chairs not too long ago that I still need to find a place for. Thanks for the inspriation.

  7. Love what you have done with the chairs. They look great!. Will be on the look out for some olden chairs.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. love it …..

  9. I love the idea of the bird bath chair in the garden. We have a broken bird bath in the front of the house that I’m currently using as a bird feeder, but I’ve been trying to come up with a nice bird bath feature, and this would totally work!

  10. Well if you make them look this cute, no wonder you can’t resist!

    Great ideas. I’ll be on the hunt now for chairs!

  11. I love this chair as a planter. I once saw a very intricate wrought iron chair sitting at the curb near a pile of trash. I was embarassed to get out of my car, for some reason. I’ve regretted that decision! xo

  12. I particularly like old chairs used for planters and have seen them embellished in a variety of ways. Good find on your wrought iron piece.

  13. Great ideas.

    Happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    – The Tablescaper

  14. Hi, Melissa

    I love chairs. I have a thing for them and I always buying one or something. Great ideas. Have a great day.


  15. Very nice!

  16. My husband just shakes his head, but I have chairs in my garden too!

  17. I have a few old ice cream parlor chair without seats..I will put a pot and plant in it! Great idea.


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