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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Necktie Chairs

Happy New Year, everyone!  I can't believe how fast last year flew by.  Today, I want to show you something that I have been working on.  I was given these two wonderful cain chairs from two of my good friends.  The cain was ripped in both, and the chairs sat in my garage for a bit.  I looked into reweaving the cain seats, but decided on something alittle different instead. 

 My dad coached highschool varsity basketball for many years and had collected quite a few neckties that he would wear to the games.  He no longer coaches so he gave me a couple of them.  After ripping the remaining cain off, I weaved them onto the empty chairs seats.  What do you think?  They are as sturdy as can be, so don't be afraid to take a seat. 

Thank-you, Linda K. and Renee R., for these fabulous chairs!  Now you know that I have put them to good use.

 I also want to send a big thank-you to Aimee at It's Overflowing who featured me in Wednesday's Overflowing With Creativity Party! 

It's Overflowing

I hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Maria ~Rusty Hinge

I'm joining these parties:


  1. Maria!

    How nifty & creative is that?!?! Just love it! :) I would definitely not mind taking a seat in those lovely chairs! :) Happy New Year to you!!!


  2. They really came out nice..

  3. Love the chairs, what a great idea!! I have those same ornaments that I found at a garage sale for nothing. Come check out my blog when you can! What type of camera are you using? Your photography is beautiful!

  4. LOve it Maria~~ You are so creative, I never would have thought of that. Thanks for inspiring creativity today. Now what to create???Mmmmmm...

  5. This is so sweet--I cleaned out the hub's side of closet and just pitched some older ties in the "donation box"--so thinking I ought to pull those out and find me a little chair project. I would love tans/grays with a little aqua for a chair; darling-creative idea! Thank you for inspiring.

  6. Hi Maria,
    How clever is that! I don't have neckties but I wonder if it work just as cute with strips of ripped fabric?

    So glad to have found you! :) Your photos are just beautiful.

  7. These chairs are fabulous. What a terrific idea to create seats with a pop of color. Love it. Mary Alice

  8. Wow. y\You have a gift. i never would have thought of that. have a great day Maria. PS a woman in Canada ordered two of the same square grain sack pillows you purchased from me. I now have enough fabric for one more. I debated whether or not to put it on my etsy site. But decided that I have to keep it. It is my favorite of any fabric I have found. Thanks again for the support.


  9. Oh, how creative. Wouldn't that be cute too with different types of fabric...maybe in a child's room :)

  10. What a great idea Maria ~ you've created two unique pieces!!

  11. I just want to say that I am always inspired when i visit your blog. There's something cool every time! I've just started my own blog. Hope I can inspire others as well!

  12. I think you are brilliant! These chairs are SO fun!!! Love it! And... your Dad had great taste in ties.

    ;-D robelyn

  13. And the award for best use of old ties goes to ... the Rusty Hinge. Wow. How clever. This would make a great retirement gift for someone I know.

  14. That is a unique idea for old ties. Thanks for stopping by. Glad to find your blog. Hope you will join my Wow Us Wednesdays party some time.


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