Hacker help: Too many chairs

Photo: IKEA.com

Photo: IKEA.com

Materials: Skoghall dining set

Description: Hi, I moved in together with my boyfriend about a year ago. It’s a tiny apartment and we have too much stuff.

Our biggest problem at the moment is that before we moved in, we had already bought PS chairs from the 2011 collection (saga). We didn’t have a table yet, until one day we were in IKEA and they were selling out the Skoghall dining set for just €50, which is cheaper than most tables, so we bought it.

Photo: IKEA.com

Now we have a table for 4, but there are 8 chairs in our apartment. The Skoghall chairs are just standing in the living room, taking up space where I want to put an extra couch.

We never use those chairs. However I don’t want to get rid of them.

So basically my question is this: are there any ways I can use these chairs as not-chairs? Like for storage or…

Important: They are not stackable!

Also IKEA’s own idea of hanging them up and using them as shelves is not something we can do as we can’t hang anything on the walls in the living room and the bedroom is too small for that.

~ Katinka W, Belgium