Ideas for Repurposing Old Chairs and Seats

Repurposing old seats and chairs can bring new life to them, as well as to your home. When working on a kitchen remodel, Concord homeowners will find that this is also a more sustainable and affordable choice. There are so many options to consider for reusing those old chairs and bar stools that you are sure to find an option or two that you love.

Lighter Woods

Light-colored woods are making a resurgence, with blonde and light woods being most popular. Lighter stains are a lot easier to use and typically require fewer coats than dark stains do. If you want to reuse an old wooden chair you just need to make sure that it is structurally sound, sand it down well and then just apply some stain.

Small Geometric Patterns

Small patterns are hot right now. To use these prints, you just have to do some reupholstering. This is relatively easy to do on a wooden dining room chair or a bar stool. For these chairs you simply need to get your fabric, cut it so that there are a few overlapping inches when it is wrapped around the seat, place your batting to cushion the seat, place the fabric over this and then simply staple the fabric to the underside of the seat. This can transform a chair into a completely new piece of furniture and it does not take a lot of time. If the rest of the chair is wood, then you can stain it and make the piece look like new.

Jewel Tones

Jewel tones are trending right now, and this is a great way to repurpose a chair and add some luxury and character to your home. Look for colors like emerald, ruby and sapphire. These are bold without being too flashy like neon colors are. This also allows you to break free of the neutral trend that started several years ago. If bold scares you a bit, then you can keep your neutral scheme and just add a few chairs that are brighter. For example, have your wood dining room, but repurpose the seats of your dining room chairs with a jewel tone fabric. You can repurpose other chairs in jewel tones too, but the process is more difficult and may require the assistance of a professional to get the job done right.

You can do this type of work yourself with a little time and getting handy. The tools needed are relatively basic and you can get them and all other needed materials at a hardware store. This is a weekend project that you can use as part of your kitchen remodel in Concord.