How to cycle a chair into the herb garden


Let the old furniture shine in the new splendor or even give it a completely new function: This is exactly what the new myHOMEBOOK “Refurbished” series is about! In the first episode, professional DIY and upcycling Thomas Klotz shows us what you can do with an old chair.

What do you do with an old chair where the upholstery is broken and the wood shows its age? That’s right, upcycle! Because that piece of furniture is too good to be easily thrown away. Together with DIY expert Thomas Klotz from Berlin, we show in the new series “Upholstered” how completely new things can be created from old furniture. In the first episode, the old chair becomes a new garden of chairs. We’ll show you how it works in the video!

Cycle the chair – what do you need?

To build a garden with chairs, you first need an old chair that you can cycle. It looks like it’s a matter of taste – but older models made of wood are especially beautiful. You also need:


  • wooden board (larger than the old mat)
  • chalk color
  • label characters
  • flower pots

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