Chairs are kind of like puppies. They seem to follow you home. On street corners, in thrift shops, at garage sales — there is no shortage of slightly worn, perfectly lovable seats just waiting to go to a good home. And if you’re like me, and you can’t say no, pretty soon you’ll be running out of floor space. I mean, how many dinner guests can you expect when you live in 500 square feet?
Solution? Deconstruction. I love this exceptionally simple and clever tutorial by IkeaHacks for turning your unsittable chairs into what they end up being most days anyway: coat hooks. This project is based off the Dutch design studio Laphoeff’s “Dress Boys” (below). For more deconstructed chair ideas, be sure to check out Design Sponge’s “Treasure Hunting: Chairs” post. Most excellent.
Deconstructed “Dress Boy” Chairs