What Should Goldilocks Do Next?

I must say, I felt a bit like Goldilocks when I sat upon one of my favorite chairs this week and broke it to bits.  What’s a girl to do?  DIY, repair, or despair?

 

chair fix“and she broke it to bits!” 

 

I swear, all I did was sit on it.  I have always loved the detailing of this cute chair that I found at a yard sale years ago and repainted.  I just can’t toss it out, so I’m trying to figure out a way to upcycle it.  I think this is a cute idea for a DIY chair shelf:

bathroom-chair shelf

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If Mr. Man hadn’t already custom made swings for our girls, I might consider something like this:

swinging-chair

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And perhaps if I had a green thumb (mine is BLACK – I am not even kidding), I would do something gorgeous like this chair upcycled into a planter.

 planter chair diy

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I think I will likely do something more similar to this DIY chair shelf from Post Road Vintage, but I will probably remove the legs completely:

chair shelf

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Of course, I suppose I could always replace the broken spindle and repair the whole thing. What do you think I should do?

Make sure to sign up SOON if you want to attend my Decorating Workshop on furniture arrangement here in Nashville.  The date is May 9th, so it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift (to give or receive!).

 

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Gail
Gail
8 years ago

Hang from shed wall and use the seat surface as a potting shelf. Weave vines up through the back spokes

Alyson
Alyson
8 years ago

Mr. Man could drill a hole in both of the broken parts, and you could insert a dowel and carefully glue it together. It could LIVE AGAIN!

Marilyn
Marilyn
8 years ago
Reply to  Alyson

Yes! Keep it as it is! (Repaired, of course)

Phil Barnett
Phil Barnett
8 years ago

Chairs are like bunnies in our household! Plenty of extras. There will be no repairing this one!

LaJuana Gill
LaJuana Gill
8 years ago

Just saw something marvelous at the High Museum in Atlanta. It was a felled log with different chair backs along the side as if it was a pew. The backs were worked in metal, but I thought it would be so fun with chair backs like yours!

Mary J.
Mary J.
8 years ago

I agree with the “repair it” folks.

Lex
Lex
8 years ago

What about cutting off the majority of the seat to leave a ledge of maybe 4-5 inches and hang it on the wall as a piece of art / shelf? A super unique focal point of a grouping or over the fireplace…?

Connie Nikiforoff Designs

Gorilla glue with clamps and/or windings to hold it in place till dry, sand if necessary and repaint. It’s just too cute to not repair 🙂

Joy Tepner
8 years ago

Or do like they do at the Quaker Village in Shakertown – just repair the leg and hang it on the wall as is!!! Could Mr. Man not find enough time in his day to repair the leg??LOL

Kelly
7 years ago

You need to set Mr. Man straight about a few things Kristie! 🙂 I say repair and keep- adorable chair and yes, Mr. Man, we can not have enough chairs OR lamps!

Lisa
Lisa
7 years ago

I like the idea of fixing it (it’s very cute!), but you may want it to be a kid chair from now on. Just sayin’…

San Christmas
San Christmas
7 years ago

Hang on to that chair, but don’t sit in it! I just saw that style chair on an old episode of ” The Andy Griffith Show” on TVLand after reading this blog. It broke when on mean ole landlord sat in it, after the tenant he wanted Andy to evict fixed it!

Patsy
Patsy
6 years ago

I like that last picture suggestion,,,,cut off the legs and hang it on the wall. With the interesting back the chair has, it would be rightly showcased with a few items on the seat.

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