The ability to take something that others would consider junk and turn it into your own treasure is powerful and exciting. I love being able to see something discarded and realize its potential. I have been known to reupholster a sofa from the dumpster or repaint old and dated dining chairs.
Here are some amazing repurposed and upcycled chairs that will have you searching your local thrift store or salvage center for your next project.
For the gardener in your life, or perhaps a chair for your garden? Who doesn’t need a chair made from woven water hose. via freshome.
Update a damaged lawn chair with a woven or macrame pattern in fun colors like this chair found on A Beautiful Mess.
I am not sure what this material is, but I love the idea of weaving a metal frame chair – its pretty and makes for a soft seat. I love the thick bands and the contrast it makes. via reflex deco.
Use bright and colorful belts to make a colorful webbing seat and chair back. For a more polished look you could trim the belts at the edges, but this look is more artistic and fun. via Design Milk.
Knitted eames chairs (which are actually woven and crocheted chairs, but who is being picky) would be funky and fun for the right space. Better yet you can change it or remove it later if you wanted! via Plain Living.
This rainbow colored pom pom chair would be the perfect accent piece to use in a teen or tween girls room. I would love to see this in a white and neutral shade, although it wouldn’t be that practical. via dornob.
This pom pom chair was made from an old office chair and reminds me of the shag carpet from the 70s, but with better colors. I would love to see this in a kids play room or at a kids desk. via Brooklyn Berry Designs.
Cross stitch reinvented in a modern way. This colored cross stitched cane chair would welcome any dinner guest. via My Poppet.
Change the style of any chair by weaving colored yarns through the spindles like in this navajo inspired side chair. via Aurelie Aime.
A vintage suitcase is transformed and upcycled into a one of a kind side chair. This one is for sale! via recreate.
This striped office chair is easily the statement of this room. The bold black and white stripes could be added using spray paint and painters tape. via Little Green Notebook.
This fur covered stool has a midcentury vibe with the hairpin legs. Make it yourself with instructions from Transient Expression.
Put your friendship bracelet making skills to use by knotting strands of ripped t-shirts or other fabrics to make a seat cushion for a wooden chair seat. (via design sponge)
These folding chairs are so pretty I wouldn’t believe what they started out as. I am now on the hunt for some chairs of my own to refinish. They would be great to have for any gathering. via my fabulous life.