Top 10 Nerdy and Unusual Painted Wooden Chairs

Dining chairs are boring! Well, I thought that they were anyway. You see the ones that I have at home are just the normal cheap wooden ones from IKEA (nothing wrong with that you might add) but some people don’t see a boring old wooden chair they see a canvas to express themselves with, to make it stand out, to make it better than all others…


Top 10 Nerdy and Unusual Painted Wooden Chairs


Super Hero inspired wooden painted chair
Super Hero inspired wooden painted chair

10 – The Justice League!

What a great start to a top 10 than to feature some chairs that are inspired by various superheroes! What I like about these is that they are fairly simple to replicate and are perfect for kids rooms, or a classroom.

Summer inspired wooden painted chair
Summer inspired wooden painted chair

9 – Summer Sunshine!

These amazing chairs are an Adirondack chair and are hand painted and handcrafted from pine wood! They are all a one off and for me one of a perfect summer time chair.

Simpsons inspired wooden painted chair
Simpsons inspired wooden painted chair

8 – The Springfield Collection

Before anyone point it out, I do know they have been cut into shapes, but without the yellow paint it just wouldn’t look as good. I do have to wonder why there was no maggie chair.

Kermit the Frog inspired wooden painted chair
Kermit the Frog inspired wooden painted chair

7 – This is no piggy back!

But it is a Muppet back! This super cool Adirondack chair with ski back was made by Guido J. van den Elshout and is well worth being part of this top 10 because I love it!

De Stijl inspired wooden painted chair
De Stijl inspired wooden painted chair

6 – Caution, wet Chair!

This unusual chair inspired by Piet Mondrian’s art style “De Stijl” (with an added “dripping” effect) might well look a little odd, but it is also rather beautiful! But I think it’s usefulness as a painted chair it well gone, it is now pure art and better for it.

inspirational inspired wooden painted chair
inspirational inspired wooden painted chair

5 – It Inspired me!

I like a few things about this chair made by Melody Smith. It’s simple to do and looks amazing.

Comic inspired wooden painted chair
Comic inspired wooden painted chair

4 – Comic Craziness

While at first these retro comic inspired chairs might seem rather pricey, but this hand painted and wrapped chairs are finished to perfection and look stunning. Jump Square UK will apparently also custom wrap a chair with the annual of your year of birth! Painted, wrapped and truly awesome, I love them.

Minecraft wooden painted chair
Minecraft wooden painted chair

3 – 8-bit builder

I never got into Minecraft myself, but I do know something cool when I see it, and this is ridiculously cool! Styled to make it look pixelated it is sadly a one-off made for a fundraising event. But as that event raised tens of thousands for a cancer charity it was well worth it.

Space Invaders inspired wooden painted chair
Space Invaders inspired wooden painted chair

2 – Alien Attack!

OK, these chairs have been cut into this cool shape, but they wouldn’t be half as cool if it wasn’t for the paint job and they are 100% timber as well! If ever there was a dining chair that got me reaching for the wallet it is these. I couldn’t find a price but expect to payloads.

Vincent Van Gogh inspired wooden painted chair
Vincent Van Gogh inspired wooden painted chair

1 –  The visions of the night.

This beautiful chair was bought at a market in Bangalore, India for the tiny sum of 500RP (about $10) and talk about a bargain! I know it is just inspired by someone else’s artwork after all Van Gogh didn’t put it on a chair did he! Or did he?!

27 thoughts on “Top 10 Nerdy and Unusual Painted Wooden Chairs”

  1. Many of the things you have on the Top Ten are about people doing something they enjoy and care about. It is the self expression that makes it so cool. If someone doesn’t like, they don’t have to sit in it.

  2. oh my goodness. i love love love this post. especially the Simpsons chairs! and the space invaders chair! and the De Stijl chair! AMAZING POST!

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