DIY Belt Chair
My bedroom is full of eclectic and unique pieces I have acquired over the years. My favorite piece of all is a belt chair I made when I was 13.
My grandmother and I borrowed the idea from a Southern Living magazine that displayed a belt chair in the background of a picture.
My grandmother’s house is filled with classic barley twist furniture so I decided to incorporate that into the piece. When looking at my chair now, I always feel the warmth acquired from a trip to my grandparent’s home.
The barley twist chair was unearthed at an Antiques Fair called Round Top. My grandmother brought it home and polished it up for me and then I got to work!
I was at the point in my life where, unfortunately, I still bought jeans that came with belts attached to them. Lucky for me, every cloud has a silver lining. I utilized all the belts I had acquired over my pre-teen years to create my one of a kind chair.
Ten minutes was all it took to assemble the belts exactly the way I wanted them. I simply fastened each one like I would if I were wearing it. I arranged each belt so that it would either vertically or horizontally cross over another one. Underneath the seat of the chair there was a bit of excess belt dangling from each buckle. A safety pin made for a quick and easy fix that to this day, not one person has noticed.
After that short period of time, my belt chair was complete. It has added a vivacious flavor to my bedroom that continues to brighten my day. I love mixing classic pieces (like the barley twist chair) with something new, fun, and energetic! The belt chair is a reflection of my personality and makes for a great statement piece!