10 Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Junk into Usable DIY Chairs
With the upcycling revolution, folks are turning their otherwise useless junk into something functional for the home. Practically anything that you would normally toss or recycle can be reused for a bigger and better purpose. Your milk jugs, chopsticks, toilet paper cardboard, glass jars, and even your old junk computer keyboards can be upcycled into something totally useful around (or away from) the home.
But there are plenty of other things you can recycle into something else.
Everyone has a chair or two lying around, but I guarantee not everyone has a chair or two like these upcycled ones. Check them out and let us know which ones are your favorites—or what you would make chairs out of.
What's a better way to watch a hockey game than sitting on hockey sticks? This hockey stick chair is definitely one to relax in during the next Stanley Cup Finals.
Check out the tutorial over at Evateak
Now, after your team wins the Stanley Cup, celebrate by cleaning up all of those empty beer cans and turning them into your next chair (maybe for the Super Bowl).
Photo by Recycleart
Who doesn't have a million magazines hidden around the house? And for some reason, nobody ever wants to get rid of thm, despite their dust-collecting capabilities. But now you have an excuse not to part with your magazine collection...
Photos by Sut Kutusu
If you just happen to be one of those people who digs old newspapers over magazines, you can also clean up your collection a bit by turning them into newspaper stools.
Check out the tutorial over at David Stovell Design
Want a trendy stool for your kitchen? Egg cartons should do the trick.
Check out the tutorial over at NYTimes
If you really want to impress the hardcore environmentalists, then try building your own chair of literally nothing but junk. Seriously, we're talking trash here. It may not look like the best thing in the world, but I bet it's comfortable.
Photos by DeMarconia
Awaken your inner child with this chair made of K'Nex. This would be a great project for both you and your kids. And I bet it's way more comfortable than a chair out of LEGOs.
Check out the tutorial by Instructables user Mr. Muggle
Want your DIY chair to have a nostalgic look? Try making them out of vintage suitcases. If they're old suitcases you already have, it makes it extra special, because it's like a walk (sit?) down memory lane every time.
Check out the tutorial over at See Kate Sew
A lot of chairs are made of wood, but usually it's a little less rustic than these homemade twig chairs. There is nothing cheaper and more DIY than using those fallen tree branches lining your lawn. This chair would probably go great in your garden.
Check out the tutorial over at Can't Stop Making Things
Think your stick chair will stand out too much in your garden? Try turning one of you junk chairs around your house into a moss chair. It will blend is so well, you won't even be able to see it.
Check out the quick how-to over at Casa Sugar
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There's plenty more DIY chairs out there. Can you think of any cooler ones? Sound off in the comment section below!