I am really bad at this whole "remembering to take pictures for a tutorial" thing, so there are several steps lacking, but I'm sure you can figure it out or add your own twist if you want to re-create this look.
I wanted to turn this chair into a towel rack and decor piece for my bathroom. So I had my husband cut the "straightback" section of the chair off and another small piece (to use for mounting it to the wall) that I screwed to the back portion. It still needed some gluing in sections. As you can see below I glued the sections with super glue (because I'm impatient and didn't have wood glue NOR did I want to wait for the wood glue to dry) because it's what I had on-hand. While the glue was drying I bound it with ribbon to hold it securely. (You can see the "mounting" piece of wood in the background that has yet to be attached.
After the glue had dried, I spray painted the entire piece. When the spray paint was dry I used 180 grit sandpaper and rubbed it all over the piece to give it an "antiqued" or "aged" look. After I had roughed it up enough to my satisfaction I had my husband help me mount it on the wall above the toilet in my bathroom. The picture below is what it looks like before I added any decor.
I'm going for the "antiqued" and "shabby" look in my bathroom with browns and this light green. So I looked for some items that would match that look. I added a tin-type picture of my husband from when he was in high school and an antique book that I bought at a garage sale for decor (I covered this with a coat of clear-coat to ensure it didn't mold in the bathroom) and a brown hand towel (which was the whole reason I was making this project, was for a hand towel rack!) Below is my finished product, of which I am very proud of!!
So there it is! I enjoyed making my very first DIY project and there are many more to come in the next few weeks as I finish my bathroom! Thanks for reading guys. Comments of encouragement are welcome and appreciated. God bless! Hope this week is filled with many bargains and blessings! -Sammie