Typography Stenciled Chair and Chair Back Shelf

If you’ve been a regular visitor of my blog for awhile,  you may remember the grain sack typography chair makeover I did a few years ago (seen HERE).  Well, today is a day of totally trashed chair projects, and I have other typography chair to show you that I finished, as well as a broken chair that I turned into a shelf.

Here’s the first chair.  I bought it at an auction several years ago, and stored it in my barn loft, where I promptly forgot about it.

The bats and birds have been enjoying it though… blech!

The chair frame needed some minor  repair, but the seat cushion was another story.

mid century chair

It was completely trashed, and the wood seat base was rotten.

seat cushion

About an hour later, here’s what the new seat looks like!

vintage font stencil on grainsack fabric chair seat

You can see the full tutorial for making a stenciled seat cushion at My Repurposed Life, where I’m a monthly contributor.

Give an worn out seat cushion a fresh makeover with grain sack fabric and a typography stencil - www.knickoftime.net

This typography stencil is the newest Vintage Sign stencil.  It’s available in 2 sizes in my online shop HERE.

Script font number stencils | Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils | www.knickoftime.net

Now, onto the next chair.

I absolutely love the wood grain and seat brackets on this one, but it had one major problem…

broken wood chair

One of the back legs was broken off.

broken chair

My husband removed the other back leg, and cut the seat just in front of the pretty brackets.

I cleaned it up and gave it a fresh coat of stain, and it’s gorgeous and useful as a shelf.

chair back shelf - Knick of Time

I’ll be making it available in my online shop this weekend, but I will have a hard time parting with it.

I think it would be perfect in a farmhouse bathroom or bedroom.

repurposed chair shelf

If it doesn’t sell before we finish our bedroom remodel, I’ll keep it! Those seat brackets stole my heart!

repurposed chair back shelf

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. Angie,

    I love your chair back wall shelf! You and I have this love of chairs in common. I wonder how many chairs you have in your stash at any one time? I can’t stop picking up old chairs. 🙂


  2. Those chairs were really beat up. You did a fabulous job in rescuing them, Angie. Both projects are fabulous! I especially love the shelf. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Thanks Julia, I’m finally getting near the end of my chair supply. I was picking them up like crazy at auctions for awhile, until I ran out of room to store them.

  3. Wow what a transformation. I love the seat now. Great job. I love the shelf too.
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  4. Candy Walsh says

    They are both beautiful, but the chair shelf is amazing!! You’re right, the seat brackets give it so much charm.
    I just finished my first chair refurb and I love it! It came out really well for a first try!
    I also wanted to say thank you for all of your free printables, I love them all!

  5. Wow you work fast and what a change in the chair seat. Love what you did with it.

  6. The chair seat. Love what you did with it.

  7. Love what you did with both these chairs. I too am a chair lover. I even had my niece paint me a painting of a chair!! I had an oak rocker years ago I picked up at an auction and didn’t realize it had a broken rocker. Never knew how to fix it, but hauled it around for years KNOWING there had to be something I could do with it. The wood was so pretty and I looooove wood. Finally parted with it rather than move it on my last move. I knew I should’ve kept it. Would’ve been perfect for a similar shelf. Darn it all. One day I’ll trust my instincts, but….can’t keep it all!! Thanks for all your inspiration.

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