Re-Purposed Chair Back Photo Holder

April 16, 2015
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
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!

Re-Purposed Photo Gallery (Work In Progress)
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!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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


  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!

  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:
    Happy New Year!


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