Easy DIY to Give New Life to Old Belts

This past weekend was a DIY trifecta for this girl! After helping the hubby finish up his yard leveling, grass seed sowing project (okay, I only helped with the grass seed sowing part 😉  )  and while he took a nap, I went to town on a few projects of my own.  I finished up staining and lacquering a vintage ammo box (details on that to come) and made a planter out of an old galvanized WASH TUB.

My final project of the day involved digging an old chair out of my stash in my storage room in the garage, along with a bag of old belts I had been saving for this project.  It has taken me 2 years to get around to doing this project, if that tells you anything about the stash I have in that storage room!



Easy DIY using old belts to repurpose an old chair

When this is finished, you are guaranteed to have a one of a kind piece!

Here are the materials you will need for this project:

  • 1 old chair
  • 20 belts (give or take depending on the size of the belts and the chair
  • staple gun and 1/2 inch staples
  • fabric shears


Gather your supplies and then meet me OVER HERE  so we can put this project together!



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  1. I love the pop of red! The tip about coating the chair to avoid paint transfer is very helpful.

    1. This was a really fun project! And yes, keeping the paint from transferring is a big deal for me since it seems like my grandkiddos always sit in the chairs that are painted….lol!

  2. It looks like a beautiful coffee shop chair! Such a good idea with the belts as you will get a bit of bounciness

  3. This is extremely cool. What a fantastic way to keep belts that you have no wish to part with but do not fit you or belonged to someone you love.

    1. It would be great to do this with belts that belonged to someone you love! Then it could be passed down generation to generation 🙂

  4. What a creative fun idea for an old chair!! I love your imagination!! I could definitely see myself doing this 🙂

  5. This is a first for me. I have never seen this before and it is really fantastic, brilliant! What a lovely way to make an ordinary chair stand out and become a great piece of art and a conversation piece. But you can actually use it too! Voila

  6. such a novel idea to use belts! Great project and thanks for hosting.

  7. Man this is such a great project, so unique and fun! Thanks for linking up on Waste Not Wednesday. Please come share more awesome projects with us soon!

  8. Really cute repurposed chair projecet Susanne! I’ve wanted to do one of these, but that’s a LOT of belts. 🙂

    I love the way yours turned out.


    ps thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town this week.


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