Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Recycle and upcycle an old chair

by Debra Anchors

Photo: Bella's Rose Cottage
I will be on the lookout for an old chair to re-invent. I found this image online, with no credit given to the creator of this beautiful garden focal point.

To create this, I would either insert a chalkboard into the frame of the chair, or replace the chair back with wood and then use chalkboard paint to create a writing surface. It would be very easy to change the message with the season, or highlight a special event such as a birthday or garden party.

Oh, and that seat! How beautiful would it be to either replace the seat with a planter filled with herbs, or leave it for it’s intended purpose? A chair such as this would be a beautiful respite to relax in and enjoy the garden.

Although I do love the chippy, shabby look of this chair, I would extend it's life as long as possible by brushing on a clear wood sealer.

Note:  For convenience, I have embedded links into the text that will take you to the products used in this project.

Recycle, upcycle and do it yourself? Absolutely! Have you upcycled something unique for your garden from recycled materials? Please share it with me so I can feature your creation here.

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Until next time -

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