Re-Purposed Chair Back Photo Holder

My project today started out with this old chair that I got for free from my awesome "Junkin' Friend Jodi".


The legs on the chair were pretty badly damaged, but not to worry, I only needed the chair back.  The chair back was sawed off just below the center bottom support.

I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "French Linen".

Then I "wet distressed" the chair back with a terry rag, waxed it with clear wax, and added a bulldog clip with a screw.  I also added a saw tooth hanger to the back.

Chair Back As A Photo Display www.organizedclutter.net
Lastly, I added a "31" enamel number tag from the Tim Holtz Crafts collection.  This lovely lady is my Mom, who was born in 1931!

Chair Back As A Photo Display www.organizedclutter.net


Chair Back As A Photo Display www.organizedclutter.net

Re-Purposed Photo Gallery (Work In Progress) www.organizedclutter.net
My chair back photo holder has been added to my re-purposed hallway photo gallery wall (a work in progress),  along with my grater/cabinet board photo display and crib rail photo holder.  Much more fun that plain old frames!





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12 comments:

  1. I love this! What a great repurpose for that poor old chair!

    Tania

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  2. Love this......very creative!!

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  3. This is a really cute idea, Carlene...it would make a lovely gift, too!

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  4. Clever idea and very pretty as well, Carlene!

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  5. I think it's wonderful to add your mom's photo & the # 31. I am impressed by your unending talent & creativity..

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  6. Carlene, you are always so creative. love this project! I also love adding the Tim Holtz numbers.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Love it! Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration.

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  8. I love your photo projects! I actually saw an old crib headboard that I debated about buying. Didn't know what I'd do with it so I left it. Would have been perfect for your project! Next time.

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  9. wonderful! thanks for 'how to's' on these and other projects.

    blessings
    Barb

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  10. I stumbled upon this and had to tell you how much I adore it! So often I see beautiful old chairs that no one wants, I always want to rescue them but didn't know how to use them. This is the perfect repurpose!

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  11. Hi there! Wanted to let you know this awesome post was recently shared on the Vintage Wednesdays link-up party and has been chosen as a feature today! Here's a link: http://bygonevintage.com/vintage-wednesdays-4/
    Happy New Year!

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