Today’s guest post is from Dr. Vaughn Hales who has repurposed and re-imagined some common household furniture into stylish, functional patio furnishings.
Let’s start with my favorite! Who doesn’t love a splash of yellow to liven up your deck or patio? Check out the yellow metal base, glass top table on the far left. The table base was made from a canvas chair that was ripped and no longer usable. When I first looked at this I assumed it just had a custom glass top added. Wrong! The glass top has also been repurposed from a storm door that was replaced.
Folding chair legs + storm door glass = stylish (genius) upcycled table
In the center of the photo is a 5-foot ladder that was used often but is 50+ years old and needed constant attention to remain sturdy. So, cut your losses and reinvent what you have, right. That’s exactly what Vaughn did by upcycling his old wooden ladder into a vertical display for his potted plants.
Last is another table made from a canvas chair that was ripped and no longer usable plus a cedar board that had been around forever. This project has a great “reduction rebel” story to it: before you buy something you need, look around your house to see if something you have will fit your needs. You’ll save money and gain space!
A word from Dr. Vaughn Hales…
The fun part about these outside furniture rehabilitation/recycling projects is that No Additional cost was incurred and the challenge was to make them over with only the materials on hand.