Do you have an old wooden chair that has a broken leg? Lost its mate? Not sturdy enough to be trusted to hold someone? Or just not using it any more? It's not ready for the junkyard yet. Remove its legs and seat, paint it to match your decor, and create a very functional storage unit for a bathroom, home office, craft room or even a kitchen.
This example to the left happens to be in a bathroom. Enough of the seat was left to act as a shelf while the rungs hold towels. Use several matching chairs side-by-side on a wall in a sewing room and hang your fabric. With some beautiful fabrics draped over them, they can be functional as well as artistic. If nothing else, you are sure to create an interesting conversation piece.