I’ve had this picture for at least a decade, the chair belonged to a neighbor and I thought it was absolutely genius. I thought my blog readers would enjoy it so I posted it with just a tiny blurb and then I pinned it on Pinterest. This picture has been all over the world, it has been added to repurposing articles. I even had someone from a school in the UK ask if they could use it in a pamphlet. Needless to say, I have been very surprised by its popularity.
I wanted to include some instructions on how to make a kids chair repurposed from a bucket but I didn’t see how it was made. My guess is you need a bucket obviously and then a jigsaw to cut the front out. The seat is a thick piece of plywood covered with some batting to make it soft and then a fabric of your choosing.
This is the best I can do for instructions to make it but I did find a video on YouTube. The video was made by Home Depot and it is almost the exact same but he doesn’t add any batting or fabric for the seat. Let me know what you think.
It’s pretty close right, I wanted to reiterate that this was not my video I just used it for demonstration purposes. Hopefully if you are really wanting to make one these bucket chairs you can piece together all the instructions to come up with something pretty close.
I just really love the fact that people are re using and repurposing items that might end up in a landfill somewhere, people want to get back to basics and start making things. I’m absolutely on board with that!!!
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If you are looking for fabric for the seat, Fabric.com has a huge selection of heavier, upholstery type fabric.