Repurposed Antique Chair Seat Dog Leash Holder

How to turn an antique chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a clock. Yup, you read that right, a time for a walk, clock made with an old cane chair seat.



FINALLY, I found a purpose for that dusty old seat thanks to our Int'l Bloggers Club challenge this month. In honor of World Dog Day on August 26th, our theme this month is a FURever.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

One Of A Kind Dog Leash Holder With Clock

A few years ago my son brought me an old dilapidated antique chair knowing I'd find a use for it. Well, that old chair has been the chair that keeps on giving!



Piece by piece I've been slowly repurposing all the parts like the unique bird feeder I made with the chair back. You can see the other repurposed chair part ideas on my repurposed antique chair page.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

If you haven't heard of our Int'l Bloggers Club, we are a group of blogging friends from around the globe who come together on the third Monday of every month to share a themed DIY project. Links to my uber-talented friend's FURever ideas are included further down in the post.



We have members from Spain, South Africa, Australia, the USA, and Canada. The theme for our last challenge was I Can Upcycle for World Upcycling Day where I made bright and whimsical Upcycled Tin Can Wind Chimes for my grandkids to enjoy in our backyard.



This is the antique chair seat with the missing cane.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

Also in my stash, I had an IKEA SKURAR lattice metal tray found at Goodwill for $2.50. The two were meant for each other because they are a perfect fit.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

That's as far as I got with my inspiration and they both sat in the corner of the workshop collecting dust for months, if not more.



It wasn't until I saw that the theme for our challenge is World Dog Day that the clock idea entered my mind.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

My thoughts went to "time for a walk" and the next thing I know I'm searching online for some dog pawprint hooks.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

When the package arrived I thought, what the heck am I going to do with a happy face change purse! A few choice words followed when I figured they screwed up my order.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

When Mr. Frugalista came home from work he opened said change purse and low and behold there were my knobs! We both had a good laugh. Interesting and unexpected packaging I must say.



What You'll Need To Make It

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Supply List

Chair Seat (salvaged)
IKEA Skurar White Lattice Metal Tray (thrift store)
7 piece Clock Mechanism
4 Dog Paw Print Cabinet Knobs (in case you want a happy face change purse too)
Hardboard
Assorted Wood Dowels
Wood Filler
Mouse or Palm Sander with 150 Grit Sandpaper
Black Behr Chalk Decorative Paint
White Acrylic Craft Paint
Dixie Belle Paint Company Clear Coat
Rustoleum Semi-Gloss White Spray Paint
Printer
Cricut Maker Machine or Vinyl Clock Face Decal
Glossy Black Premium Vinyl
Transfer Tape
2 Picture Hanger Heavy Duty D-Hooks
E6000 Glue
Wood Glue



Here's How I Made It

The handmade dog leash holder fell into place easily. I'll show you how I did it, starting with the antique chair seat.



Antique Chair Seat

  1. On the back of the seat, I attached two narrow vertical blocks of wood to raise the depth to accommodate the recessed clock mechanism.
  2. Next, I set the original chair legs back in place to plug the holes.
  3. I plugged the remaining holes where the chair back spindles once were with wood dowels in various sizes.
  4. Once the glue was cured, the dowels were cut flush with a hacksaw and wood blade.
  5. Any gaps and deep scratches were filled with wood filler.
  6. Once the filler was dry, the chair seat was sanded smooth with a mouse sander and 150-grit sandpaper.
  7. Next, I grabbed a can of black Behr Chalk Decorative Paint and painted two coats on both the bottom and top of the seat.
  8. Last but not least I protected the paint with Dixie Belle Paint clear coat that I had on hand.


How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

Repurposed IKEA Skurar Lattice Tray Clock

The tray was in pretty good shape but had a few scratches. So it got a fresh coat of semi-gloss white spray paint.



To add a clock face to the metal tray I went to Cricut Design Space and searched the images tab for a clock face graphic to import and then resized it to fit.



This is my first attempt at cutting a vinyl clockface. I found it a little challenging to center the large graphic onto the metal plate without the transfer paper sticking to the tray. It isn't perfectly centered but I'm okay with that because it's hardly noticeable.



Next, I marked the center of the clock face (not the tray) and drilled a hole for the clock mechanism. Then the tray is attached to the seat with E6000 glue.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

DIY Dog Bone Sign

  1. In PicMonkey I found a dog bone graphic and sized it to fit legal size paper.
  2. Before printing, I changed the printer settings to scale the graphic by 80%. The dimensions of my dog bone are 2 1/2-inches tall in the middle x 9 1/2-inches long.
  3. Next, I traced the dog bone template onto a piece of hardboard that I had on hand and cut it with a jigsaw and thin wood blade.
  4. Ideally, a band saw or scroll saw would have cut the dog bone shape like butter. 
  5. Alternatively, if you don't have access to any of these saws, you can use a retractable craft knife to carefully scribe the hardboard until it cuts through. It takes time and patience but can be done.
  6. Sand the edges smooth with 150 grit sandpaper.
  7. Now the dog bone can be painted with white acrylic craft paint.


How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

  1. Back in Cricut Design Space, I created the time for a walk, typography (see screenshot below).
  2. I chose the Felix font not only because of the name but wouldn't you agree that the letter R and K look like legs taking a step?
  3. I cut the words with black glossy permanent vinyl and added them to the painted dog bone with transfer tape.


How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

Then the DIY dog bone sign was attached to the top of the chair seat with E6000 glue.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

Paw Print Knob Dog Leash Hooks

  1. I just eyeballed the placement of the dog print knobs by spacing them equally across the bottom of the chair seat.
  2. With a drill bit the same diameter as the screws that came with the knobs, four holes were drilled all the way through the seat (as pictured in the next step below).
  3. I slipped the screws through the holes from the back of the seat and attached the cute paw print knobs to the front.


How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

Clock Mechanism Installation

The clock mechanism was attached to the back of the tray following the instructions that came with it.



Last but not least, the heavy-duty D-ring picture hanger hooks were attached and it was ready to hang on the wall.



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

Pro-Tip For Hanging Wall Art

Hanging wall art with two hooks can be such a pain getting the holes lined up just so. I have the easiest technique for getting it right every.single.time. Here's my no-measure picture hanging tip that I know you're going to appreciate.



I'm thrilled with how the repurposed cane chair seat dog leash holder turned out. Now, all we need is a dog!



How to turn an old cane chair seat into a one-of-a-kind dog leash holder with a Time For A Walk Clock and paw print dog leash hooks for the back door.

Here's another dog leash holder idea you might like. This one is made with repurposed wall art.



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Now let's see my talented friend's FURever ideas by clicking the links below.



FURever Challenge for the talented members of the Int'l Bloggers Club

Spun Pet Hair Heart | A Crafty Mix
DIY String Art Dog Craft | Birdz Of A Feather
Hobbit Style Dog House | Unique Creations By Anita
Repurposed Antique Chair Seat Dog Leash Holder | Interior Frugalista (that's me)



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Comments

  1. Isn't it just the best when something you've been hoarding for yonks finally gets used? And when two somethings come together to make a creative project then it's a double win. Love how your take on the Furever challenge, Marie and just in case you need a little nudge to get a puppy, your grandbabies need a cuddly ball of fluff to play and grow with ;-)

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    1. It sure is Michelle! I do the happy dance when I can combine more than one item in my stash to create a project. Less stuff collecting dust in the workshop. As for getting a puppy; been there - done that - wore the t-shirt - grandma likes her freedom. LOL The grandbabies have a dog and three cats to cuddle at home.

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  2. You out did yourself Marie, this repurpose is really creative. And so good to see that cricut out of its box. I love everything about this project. 😍

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    1. Oh Anita, my Cricut Maker has been working overtime these days. I've also been on a t-shirt making roll for gifts. Glad you like my quirky idea for our challenge this month. Now the dog leash holder needs a FURever home.

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  3. I had a good laugh about that packaging Marie. And that font is adorable; it really does look like a walking motion! I can’t believe the perfect marriage between the tray and chair. It’s just brilliant on all fronts: witty, functional and attractive!

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    1. I still laugh when I think about that "change purse". And now I'm wracking my brain at how I can repurpose said change purse. LOL Thank you for your sweet comments, I'm glad you like my quirky idea for our challenge this month. It was such fun to put together. Now it needs a FURever home.

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a great repurpose! I cannot believe that tray and chair seat fit so perfectly together!! The change purse cracks me up!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks Tania! Several months ago I set them down near each other when I realized they fit perfectly. I never would have thought of a dog leash holder had it not been for our challenge this month. Yeah, the change purse was too funny! It sat on my desk all afternoon and I never thought to look inside. Duh!

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  5. Oh so fun!! I love that you did what I would have...ignored the purse and where's my knobs?? 🤣🤣

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    1. LOL, it never dawned on me that the knobs might be inside! I figured for sure it was something for a child. Go figure!

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  6. Genius girlfriend. This is amazing. LOL how they packaged the knobs. Sometimes you have to just go with the crazy things in life!!! This is a great project and very creative. Your international blogging group sounds great and lots of talent all over the world. Have a great new week ahead. xoxo

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    1. Oh my goodness, Kris, I still laugh when I think about that "change purse". The talent in our international blogging group is absolutely amazing. I'm in awe every month with their creativity! Wishing you a great week ahead as well. xoxo

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  7. That's super cute, and that quote is so true!

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    1. Right, that quote is spot on! Thanks Lizzy, I'm glad you like my quirky idea for the chair seat.

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  8. That is an amazing repurpose Marie! I love it when two things just fit the bill. It's kismet! That change purse is so fun, and who would have thought it was used to package your knobs. lol. That seller has a sense of humour. Love this project!

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    1. Thank you very much, Tuula! I'm so happy to FINALLY have that dang chair seat out of the workshop. I was constantly moving it out of the way to get at other crap.

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  9. Very clever Marie! Thanks for sharing at the FWF party.
    Hugs
    RR

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    1. Thank you Rachelle, I'm glad to have finally found a purpose for the chair seat.

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  10. I simply love it. So creative. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca, I'm glad you like my quirky idea for repurposing the chair seat!

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  11. You are so clever to think of this amazing chair upcycle project.
    I hope you are enjoying your summer.
    Hugs,
    Kippi

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    1. Thank you so much, Kippi, I very glad I FINALLY found a use for that old seat! It's been an amazing summer! We are having a baby boom in our family this summer. Grandbaby #3 arrived last week and Grandbaby #4 is due in three weeks.

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  12. Such a wonderful and creative project! I would have never thought about this but that is why I love seeing your posts. You definitely think outside of the box for your projects. Thanks so much for sharing every week! #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Donna, you made my day! xo

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