In the HOT seat...

September 21st, 2009 in member junk     
Gadora_Wilder Gadora_Wilder, member
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Tie~daaah!!! Refashioned road-side chair with woven mens tie seat. Cozy and cute.
Close-up of woven tie seat. Held together with safety pins so the hand-sewing would go smoothly.
Seat was made from scrap wood, cut then sanded to fit. Stretched with cotton batting, then stuffed with filler, a staple gun was used to adhere fabric to underbelly of seat.
Chair was sanded then painted with an Oops! paint taupe. Once dry I applied a brown then wiped off, then later a glazed turquoise.
Found a seatless, disgarded chair and knew it was in great shape for a refashioning.
Tie~daaah!!! Refashioned road-side chair with woven mens tie seat. Cozy and cute.

Tie~daaah!!! Refashioned road-side chair with woven men's tie seat. Cozy and cute.

Photo: Gadora Wilder

Gadora found a neglected and disgarded chair on the side of the road. Whipping the car around, I knew it could be transformed into something fab! Collecting mens ties since spotting an inspiration chair in New Orleans, I got busy weaving the ties together, fastenting them so I could stitch together... and making a new seat. The chair was sanded, applied with a few coats of paints then sealed. From start to finish, the chair (and seat) took about 5 hours to complete and cost only $8 for the ties.

For ALL the pictures and the story on HOW-TO, check out "No EASY Chair" on my blog. Was orginally thinking of selling it, but I'm now sure it's a keeper. What do you think?



Pattern or design used: My own design - Gadora Wilder
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, funky, furniture, country, whimsical, porch, living room, bedroom, fabric, sunroom, turquoise, beige, beachy

Comments (12)

Cocalotta writes:
I can't imagine letting go of this chair. I love the
"necktie" cushion and the wood looks so nice after
painting. Enjoy it. Posted: 6:06 pm on December 11th
TinTinJunkFan writes: This is wonderful--a clever, yet simple idea weaving those ties, the over all look is a work of art! Posted: 2:47 pm on September 24th
JunkArchitect writes:
You did a fantastic job weaving the ties together and the entire chair came out beautiful.

Posted: 4:52 pm on September 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I like this! Wonderful save and creative seat!
Candy Posted: 4:56 am on September 22nd
alicemom writes: You really tied one on! Great job!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:46 pm on September 21st
sassycrafter writes: Very cool! Old neckties are so ubiquitous and this is a great use for them. Posted: 4:41 pm on September 21st
shabbychick writes: What an awesome chair - those ties couldn't have gone together any better - it is a work of art!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:48 pm on September 21st
oldnews writes: Very Cute! I love the ties, the color of the wood, everything! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 2:50 pm on September 21st
grannijo writes: COOL!!! roadside's are so fun!!! it! Posted: 12:31 pm on September 21st
suewhitney writes: Where ya been girlfriend?! We've missed you. Your chair is sa-weet! Great job....

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:14 am on September 21st
fellowjunker writes: Wow....your chair is a piece of art. What a great idea with the old ties!!
xojanis Posted: 10:56 am on September 21st
RustyDiva writes: I've always wanted to try this with leather belts. You did a great job! The colors go very well with the wall and the little side stool. I think it's a keeper too! Posted: 10:52 am on September 21st
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