Hey there, hope you’re having a happy week.  What have you been up to?  We were supposed to go to a birthday celebration this weekend, but the hubby had to work. UGH, the joys of being an IT Geek.  So while he was stuck in front of his laptop I pottered around in the workshop trying to figure out what I could make with all the awesome crap stuff we have.  And that’s when I found this broken chair back.

Even a broken chair back deserves a second chance. Super idea to turn it into a little shelf

How To Turn a Broken Chair Back Into a Shelf

I have no idea what that other thing is, so it got tossed back into the pile for another day, while I tried to figure out what to do with the chair back. I’ve seen quite a few chairs repurposed as shelves, but they all had the seat portion still attached.  So that wouldn’t work………… or would it?  Mmmmm, maybe I could just add a shelfie bit. But first things first. That  broken chair back needed to be cleaned and all the old varnish had to come off, along with those wooden bits.

Even a broken chair back deserves a second chance. Super idea to turn it into a little shelf

The chair back is curved and there’s a decent amount of space that was worth exploring. Using a piece of cardboard I made a template to fit that curved space.

Even a broken chair back deserves a second chance. Super idea to turn it into a little shelf

And then I used the template to cut a piece of wood to fit.

Even a broken chair back deserves a second chance. Super idea to turn it into a little shelf

Pretty good for someone who still trying to figure out how to cut curved lines with a jigsaw 😀

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Even a broken chair back deserves a second chance. Super idea to turn it into a little shelf

Okay moving on 😉 All the bits were sanded and stained, before I glued and screwed the piece of wood to the broken chair. And just like that we had a tiny little narrow shelf. It’s just wide enough to display a treasured photo and other small bits.

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Don’t you just love that photo? It was taken a few years ago when we went away for a weekend with some really good friends of ours.

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And those cute hugging salt and pepper shakers?

Even a broken chair back deserves a second chance. Super idea to turn it into a little shelf

I draped a string of stars that I cut out using our Sizzix Big Shot over the shelf.  Love that little machine. I can’t tell you how easy it makes my life. Just imagine trying to cut all those stars out by hand.  Even if  that specific die wasn’t a freebie that we got for being one of their creative team members, I probably would have bought it.  We’ve even used it make a wreath that we hung behind our pom pom Christmas tree. Anyways, let me know what you think and if you have a broken chair lying around somewhere.

Oh and don’t forget to pin just in case you want to repurpose yours into a shelf too 😉
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