Tag Archives: Creative

  • Fathers Day - Gift Ideas for Every Dad

    Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you are looking for just the right gift, we have some great ideas for you!

    For the Fixer-Dad:

    The Fixer-Dad is always to the rescue! Whether you have a flat tire, need a light-bulb changed or need a spider killed --- he is always there. A great gift for a dad that is always looking out for his family is a rocking chair. Rocking chairs are ideal for creating moments of relaxation. Nothing is more welcoming at the end of a long day than a comfortable rocking chair beckoning to you from the front porch.

    We have a wide selection of American-Made rocking chairs in multiple finish options so you can find the perfect one for your dad.

    *Tip: For the true DIY/Fixer-Dad, consider purchasing an Ready To Assemble rocking chair so he can assemble it himself.


    Blue Rocking Chair

    For the Green-Thumb Dad:

    Our footstools make great gifts for gardeners. Their versatility makes them the perfect resting spot for sitting while working and can be used as storage space for gardening tools to keep them close-by for work in the garden.


    For the Creative-Dad:

    If your dad loves an art project, our unfinished chairs make a great gift idea. Purchase the product unfinished and present the gift as an opportunity as a project for the whole family to finish together. Paint in patterns, designs or just a variety of colors that each family member selects to create a gift that truly memorable.


    For the Chef:

    Dad whipping up amazing cuisine in the kitchen? Our cutting boards would be ideal for your foodie-dad. Personalize it with his name, monogram or just “Dad” to make the cutting board extra special.


    cutting board collage


    Save 20% on all your gifts for dad starting Friday, June 17 - Monday, June 20.

    Use coupon code: FATHERSDAY20 at checkout.


    Happy Father’s Day!

  • Dixie Goes Back to School

    For many schools across the country, this last week is the first week of school. After what probably seemed like a short summer to the kids and what I’m sure what seemed like a long summer for parents, the buses are back on their route and school is in session.  At the Dixie Seating Company factory, we can almost set our watches by the school bell because just across the street (and over the railroad tracks) is Scotts Elementary School. Scotts is a small town just outside of Statesville, North Carolina and is one of those places where everybody knows just about everybody. The school has been in its same location for as long as our factory has been in place. We have even had factory workers that attended the school years ago in its original state as a high school. So, last school-year when the art teacher contacted us with a request for her art class it just made sense for us to participate.


    The Scotts Elementary School art teacher contacted the factory in January looking to see if we had any chairs that we could donate for a project for the art club. The art club took part in a semester-long project to work on painting their chairs in whatever colors or patterns they chose and at the end of the school year they had the option to paint their chairs for a school auction that would raise funds for the school or to paint a chair for a special teacher or staff member as a thank you for all their hard work. So we sent over the chairs and recieved updates on their progress all semester long.

    Dixie Seating Company


    The kids had fun working together, making art for others, and painting the chairs with bright colors and interesting patterns. The teachers are excited about having a piece of unique art made for them by their students. The chairs will brighten every classroom they are placed in.

    -Amanda Prevette, Art Teacher Scotts Elementary School


    The kids in the art club met every Friday to work on the chairs. Working on these chairs taught the kids teamwork and instilled in them a deep appreciation for the work that their teachers do each and every day. This project also expanded their creativity as they were allowed to choose the colors they wanted on the pieces of furniture and any patterns that they thought would compliment the style of the furniture. They had no limitations and were exposed to the idea that even something like a chair can be used to express your creative talents.

    Dixie Seating Company

    Just before the kids broke out for their summer break, we were invited over to the school to take a peek at their work. The kids were all out at their end of the school field day so it was very quiet through the halls of the school. There in the open, bright art-room sat a row of colorful, hand-painted chairs. With each chair you could see the detail that the students put into their work and how carefully they painted out their designs. From brilliant, vivid colors to patterns like stripes and polka dots each chair took on its own character. The art club students did such a good job painting all their chairs and we were proud to be a part of their project. To say thank you they gave us a chair painted especially for Dixie Seating Company.


    Looking for your own art project? Each of our products is available without a finish making them ideal for craft projects and personalization. If you have purchased one of our chairs in the past, send us a photo and you could see it posted on our site. Tag your photos with #DixieCrafts .

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