The Happy Chair


I stared at these three pallet pieces for some time (on an off for two months, to be honest) before figuring out the design for the “Happy Chair.” Chris refers to it as the throne (yeah, I can see that). I should have taken pictures of the pieces as I put this together so you can see how to construct something like this, but I forgot. Next time.

The back is slightly reclined for back comfort, and the seat is only a foot high. Think of it as a new twist on an Adirondack-style chair. Complete with a cupholder that holds any sized standard glass, the chair is one comfy little beast. (It’s a bit heavy, thanks to the extra large pallet that was cut in half and used for the legs/arms.)

I built this chair while my Grammy was slowly passing away as I needed a project to keep my mind off of the inevitable. And to make me feel a bit happier, I finished off the chair with a bright yellow outdoor paint. And some pillows. It sure beats painting it black, as I did to our poor front door wreath the day before. “Yeah, that’s not going to work,” Chris said with his eyebrow raised when he got home from work. “Bad day?”

So even if you’re having a not-so-good day, I suggest doing something that may make you smile. Painting something yellow – a chair, a table, your toes – may do the trick.

Chair: $75 (includes pillows)



About Mel

My name is Mel, and I spend my time living, working and playing on the east coast. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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