This $30 cottage-style ladder-back chair was perfect for this challenge. It came from Class and Trash on U.S. 1 in Glen Allen. When repurposing a piece, consider its lines and how many parts it has. The more parts, the more fun you can have.
By finding brackets that you can drop the spindle into and by simply drilling a hole in which to insert an alligator clip, we have created a way to hang artwork. The arm of the chair is a decorative bookshelf.
These vases were created from the front legs of the chair. A hole was drilled in the top of each leg that was big enough for a flower tube. Sinking a fishing weight into the bottom of the leg will add enough support to keep these vases from falling over.
Using the chair back as a display ladder is an inspired way to hold dish towels and magazines. Casters, which can be locked, add extra height and whimsy.
The chair arms morph into decorative handles for this set of panel doors.