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UPHOLSTERY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING

Thanks, Greenhouse Fabrics for donating this teal velvet for our chair! Brighter colors make upholstery that much more fun! If you follow me at all you know by now that I am by no means afraid of color!  The brighter the colors, the happier I am. This chair was originally a typical dark brown stain and to me was just a bit on the drab side.   Bright is an understatement for this color [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: DIY, Upholstery|

Upholstering A Vintage Settee

Enjoy our LIVE videos where I share how I upholstered this Blue Vintage Settee Reupholstering A Settee Another great Craigs List treasure.... well when I got it was not so much of a treasure but as the saying goes "one woman's trash is another woman's TREASURE"!  And this one was to be mine.... actually Bill found this beauty for me. The fabric I used for this project is from Canvas [...]

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: DIY, Facebook, Live Events, Upholstery|

Traditional Upholstery Is An Art Form

Traditional Upholstery is a beautiful thing Speaking with new and seasoned upholsterers alike the topic of traditional upholstery usually arrises.   Do you reuse the horse hair? What is this stuff that looks like hay? Yuk, it is so dirty who would want this in their furniture?  That is how the conversation usually begins. But the real intrigue lies in the process, the hand stitching and the beauty that you cover up and no one [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Upholstery|

Upholstery Is Up In Arms About Learning

Are upholsterers ready for a fight? Fist Bump!  Calm down, I didn’t mean to get you in a tizzy, but the look on your face did make me chuckle.  There are no battles being started here. instead, I want to teach you some upholstery skills and today it's all about upholstery arms on your furniture. Yes today you’ll get an arm up to hone your upholstery skills ( I love a good pun don’t [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Upholstery|

Upholsterers Unite To Support Susie’s Hope

Upholstery has not gone to the dogs, but upholsterers helped to make a charitable collaboration a huge success! Earlier this year Greenhouse Fabrics Digital Marketing Manager, Victoria Brooks, and Fabric Guru, Sandy Williams came to visit me here in Greenfield.  Sandy has been my sales representative at Greenhouse for many years, but this was the first time we had the opportunity to meet in person.   During our visit, we talked about many things [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Upholstery|

DIY Chalk Paint: Painting and Reupholstering a Chair

I love the upholstery projects that make me smile Working with a great fun fabric designed by my friend Kristin Nicholas of Kristin Nicholas Designs made this a great and happy project.  I was given these two chairs and new that doing something bright and cheerful would suit them well.  So I began the search for just the right fabric and came across one of Kristin's designs on Spoonflower.  The color [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: DIY, Facebook, Live Events, Upholstery|
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