This is your last call folks! If you have been dreaming of getting that ugly, yet comfy couch or chair slipcovered, now is the time to book it!! Prices go up mañana! Even if you don't have fabric yet or an idea...its fine! I am now booking for October, so you will have plenty of time to fall in love with the perfect fabric! Remember, if you book before tomorrow you'll get my current pricing for any other needs down the road!
I really felt this title was appropriate for what you are about to see. Once you see it, you can't un-see it! These 2 chairs are that bad! Luckily they belong to a good friend of mine, and she had the vision! These 2 chairs have been thru a lot but hey, thats what I am here for...right? I have seen my fair share of "worn" furniture, but my friend..this one wins!
I thought I'd drop a line while I am melting in mesquite on my "white trash" vacation with my kids, mom and my aunts and cousins.... It's probably 110 here at the Casa Blaca! Yikes!! The people watching has just been phenomenal! Every July we pack up and stay for a few days and just swim! We actually stay in the bungalows... It's the only way you can get me and my mom down here! If you ever are feeling down about your looks.. Head here for a day or 2, you'll be feeling much better in about 2.5 seconds! Speaking of bodies...I got a call from a cute gal who needed 3 covers made for some body pillows. She wanted to put them on her sectional. Her fabric was amazing!!! I thinks that's one of my favorite parts of my job... Seeing what others bring me to create! So she had me do 1 pillow front/back in a black and cream raised velvet trellis pattern. The other 2 were a combo or a rust orange and rust red chevron on one side and the other side in the Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon print. They turned out awesome!!
Brian Clark contacted me to make some pillow covers for the 2012 DIY Blogger House that will be in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes. Brian picked out some pretty awesome fabrics, which by the way...were all bought at local fabric stores! He left me speechless and a tid bit annoyed that he got a few of them from Home Fabrics...for $4.99 a yard!! And that he beat me to it! Haha. No hard felings, but i am teling you, Home Fabrics is treasure chest, you just have to be willing to dig! Back to the pillows... The fabrics are super fun and full of great pops of color. I cant wait to see how it will all come together! So I made 3, 20x20 pillows in each of these two prints:
I've decided that my next house needs to have a fabulous patio or pool for my lounge needs... Who doesn't want to lay around reading important books? (um... Not me... My lounge guests...). So until then, I'll help others make their lounge areas fabulous! Here are Trudy's very sad and very flat lounge cushions. Brian Clark! He is the interior designer on the blogger house for the SL Parade of Homes! they are doing some super funs things!! All i can say is the fabrics he gave me are awesome and youll never guess where a few of them came from...Home Fabrics!! i about died! First off, he is soo lucky to have scored them. And second, those that he got from Home Fabrics were $4.99 yrd! AMAZING!! i also will be working on reupholstering a set of very cool, and very old chairs. i cant wait to see how they turn out!
Your probably wondering what my title has to do with sewing....Well its not a"magic" diet or work out plan at all. Its called "reupholstering 2 heavy as crap chairs in my west facing garage in what i sewar is 110 degree heat" work out plan! I worked on these babies over the weekend in the grarage, but because of the heat, I could only work out there early in the morning or late at night. And even then it was hot as hell!! But so worth it! sure I took like 3 showers a day to get thru it... I really think I shed 5 pounds just from sweating!! It gives a whole new meaning to "sweat shop" for me. Ha! Anyways, Without further a-do...here are the the little "big" devils tht made me work hard for the money!! Before, they were upholsted in a black leather with nail head trim. I think i removed about 2000 nail heads from the two chairs!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I know I did! And my sewing machines did too... Well let me tell you about this client that dropped off a settee to me a week or so ago.. She scored this RC Willey special on ksl for pennies! Sure the fabric is just horrendous (sorry to those of you that like that stuff..) but she had the vision. White linen slipcover with a long ruffle skirt. Just like the Restoration Hardware and Ballard Design catalogs, only about $1000 cheaper! I had to line the the ugly ducking because the fabric was just so loud! Before:
Some may call me a slacker for my lack of posts for June and thats fine. I accept it. But I will tell you I have been working.... For the most part. And because of this, you will be getting a flood of posts in the next few days. We have been playing hard and trying to enjoy the "lovely HOT" weather here in Utah... and because of the heat, and the fact that I have most of my current projects in the garage I can only work on them early in the morning or late at night. To avoid melting of course! So lets get down to the nitty gritty... This first chair came to me to be reupholstered. She had already refinished the wood which makes my life a ton earlier (thank you!). Her fabric choice was darling! We mixed and matched some fabric on the different elements of the chair. It looks amazing! If she did not know where I lived, Id keep it for myself.... Before: this little ditty for her last year. This time she has 4 chairs in need of some TLC. She is opening up a party business and whited to freshen up the look of these chairs. She picked a really fun fabric for both sets of chairs, but you only get to steal a peek at 1 set... I have yet to finish the the other set... Remember, its literally 500 degrees in my garage!! Before: