So this client of mine found the gem of all gems! can you guess where these chairs came from? Alexi Bullock! Did i mention that she designed my oh so great blog?? well she did and she just got back from doing a summer internship in NYC with the only person who could make "Jail time" fabulous...The one and only Martha Stewart! She is amazing, so you should check out her website and see if she can help you out! I just love my new cards!!!
If you know me at all you know i love a good deal! So of course I am a little excited when my clients bring me awesome finds to recover. Check this ditty out! She scored 2 of these super orange, yet retro rad chairs off of ksl for basically free.
Its great to have LU back in action! I have to give some major props to A1- Vacuum and Sewing in Orem! Not only are they the sweetest people on earth, but they got poor LU all fixed and ready to work with out me spending and arm and a leg and another arm...THANK YOU!! SO, now that I am back on track I am slammed!! Which is great, I love me a good routine! So lets start off with these 2 wing back recliners.. Here is the "before", so bare with me. One is in the garage and one is in the basement, and I forgot to get a good before pic before I took them apart and slipcovered...plus they are heavy!! this awesome little number? Well she sent me pics of the chair before she had it reupholstered in muslin to then be slipcovered. this is how she was:
So...my "sweat shop" is down at the moment and I have 4 chairs eagerly waitng to be slipped! i am without my machine and its killing me!! So while I am being "patient" and trying not to go crazy, I thought id give you some updates... #1 - remember these chairs? Here they are in all thier glory!! Dont they look amazing!!! #2 - I started a boot camp this week that my oh so gracious friend sold me on. I have NEVER been this sore in all my life!!! its a good hurt, but dang it! it hurts!!! then, to top it off I had to lug mysewing machine "head" UP from the basement to go get repaired. Um, I dont know if you know this, but those things weigh a good 115LBS!!! i am NOT looking forward to friday when i have to lug it back down... #3 - The sale of our house fell thru:( 2 weeks before closing!! We passed our inspection with flying colors but i guess they got cold feet about spending the mula...Totally Sucks! back to square one! I had to do some major re-arranging of my work schedule to accomodate the move in the first place, but it turned out to be ok, who knew my machine would "act out"... Geeze!! All in all things are great! I hate it when things dont go as planned, but hey... thats life! what can you do about it. dont worry,I had a good cry about it, but now its time to move on! I hope to have 2 of the 4 chairs done this weekend. they are pinned and ready for some sewing for heavens sake!! So untill then, I am gonna go play with my kids and make a mess in my house!!!
So the yard sale was a huge success! We raked in a whopping $847!!! So thanks to those who came! I still have some fabric left and the reason for this post, my crib!!! I need it gone!!! It's a Brat Decor 4 poster crib that comes with interchangeable tops... You can have the traditional ball on top or super cute stars! I paid $1600 for it 6 yrs ago ( honey, I hope you are not reading this....um... I don't know what happened??). Lol!! I am selling it with the mattress for $200. Text or email me if you want to come see the bad boy in person!!! I'd love not to pack it back down to the dungeon!
So I had 3 reupholstery jobs to tackle this week and wouldn't you know both clients picked black and white geometric prints! First up...This totally awesome office chair that has clearly seen better days...
Remember that song?? Well its stuck in my head. While I was working on this project that song kept playing over and over in my mind!! One of my clients referred me to a friend and she brought me this fabulous chair, ottoman and a few pillows to cover. They hunted for the perfect fabric and on their journeys they found this really great red paisley velour jaquard type fabric. Its super soft and great to work with! I would of had it done a few days sooner but LU, my sewing machine had other plans in mind... SO I had to take a "forced" 2 day break... But no worries, I am up and running again! Here is the before:
I love Love LOVE this client of mine! She was a dream to work with and super awesome too! Not to mention, she has the cutest little boy EVER!! He gave me hugs the second I walked in the door. She contacted me back in may to slipcover her sectional in her basement. She wanted a lighter look but did not want to spend major $ on the fabric.. Love Her! So we went with drop cloth. I can't tell you enough how great this option is! It is a great alternative to duck cloth or canvas, its super durable and looks great with just about anything. i think this particular sectional took about 7-8 drop cloths total and 100 yards of welting! I got it done from start to finish in a week. (id like to pat myself on the back for that..) Anyways, her sectional before had a light green denim slipcover on it already, but they just needed a fresher look. We got rid of the box skirt and tightened up the cushions. Before: