I love this upcyled project from Jessica! Today’s Rockstar is probably familiar to you because she performs as a monthly contributor on Pretty Handy Girl. Jessica is here with the tutorial to Upcycle a Stool from a Chair.
When Jessica isn’t performing here on Pretty Handy Girl or playing with her adorable new baby, she is blogging at Decor Adventures. Jessica and her husband have been renovating their old home since they bought it in 2010. Jessica is right at home behind the power tools and can create the most amazing transformations! I can honestly say that Jessica and I have been blogging friends since we both started blogging in 2010.
I hear the sound of a reciprocating saw! Jessica is storming the stage now!
We all have unused furniture around our house right? Whether it’s a table that no longer fits in your room; or a chair you’ve grown tired of; or maybe something that’s broken and you can’t bring yourself to throw it out. Well now you don’t have to, you can turn some of those old pieces into something new with just a few supplies and some DIY skills.
For the longest time we had a set of these wooden chairs in our house. Although three of them are in great shape, one was broken and couldn’t be used anymore. Instead of getting rid of it, I decided to turn it into a fun and functional stool. Here is a quick tutorial on how to turn a broken chair into a stool.
- Broken chair
- Reciprocating saw
- Safety glasses
- Sanding block
- Spray paint
- 1-inch foam
- Spray adhesive
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
For this project, you’re going to cut off the back of the chair to reuse the seat and legs. All chairs are different, so you can cut or even dis-assemble the chair to your liking. Mark the chair with a pencil where you will cut it.