You see, when I have a client that needs to push back due to lack of getting fabric or schedule conflicts I can usually fill that void in my schedule pretty quick and order continues. But man oh man I hit the ground running in June and I have not had a second to breathe! Now don't confuse this for complaining, I assure you I am not. I am simply reminding myself that it is ok to push people back for the need of sanity!
First order of choas... my "sweat shop" moved.. My space that sat vacant for 4 years all of sudden became popular and will be a used gaming shop soon. I had to move all my stuff out plus about 10 clients furniture pieces as well... its cool. I survived. Barely.
#2,#3, #4.... - my mom and I along with my aunt, sister in law, her mom, and sisters are headed to Europe for 2 weeks and we leave monday! Awesome right?! Well, on top of that I thought, "Hey, why not add a few more things to my plate and get back into showing horses?" Such a great idea! Right? Plus family reunions and oh.. ps, all my clients needs stuff done ASAP on top of regularly scheduled clients..
Ya..Kill me now! I am happy to report that I have 1, yes 1 client left to finish up tomorrow and I will officially be on vacation for slipcovers.. Then thursday - saturday i'll be riding in a Dressage Show (google it...) in Heber. Hopefully I can get my scores I need to qualify for Regionals in October..
Sunday I get to kiss my oldest child good bye because he gets to spend a week and a half having fun with cousins in New Mexico. (I may be freaking out a little because he will be driving to New Mexico with his cousins Monday but he'll be flying home ALONE and I won't be there to pick my baby up from the airport. breathe. ) He is more than excited but holy crap! I'll be halfway around the world when he gets back!
Oh, I have not even packed 1 thing for my 2 week trip that consists of a temperature swing of 30 degrees during the trip.. I did this to myself!
So.. Here are all of the things I have done in the past month.. Its slipcover overload, but its pretty great! (I'll give you the short and sweet version...)
Here is a sectional I did for a good friend. It was orignially cream leather with attatched back pillows that zipped off. She wanted a more modern and clean look to the couch. It was still in great shape but she hated the leather and the cushions.
But look! It was soo worth it! I added a longer box skirt, added fill to the sad saggy cushion and boom! New chair! She almost did not recognize her chair. Thats my favorite part of the job!
client.. remember?! well she found this pair of chairs on ksl for $30! It was a steal! Here is the chair before..
Now on to one that is a little more funky! This sectional was straight out of the 70's. No joke! Its original slipcover was out of a balled up wool look.. remember that? We had a couch like that when I was younger. It must have been the thing back then! well, thats about to change.. Here is the before with the under base fabric, i forgot to get a full pic of the sectional before hand..
This one was a little tricky.. I am not gonna lie! It was made to be slipcovered so it save me a ton of time stapleing velcro to the couch... She wanted the same look just different fabric. No piping, no top stitching.. just minimal on everything. She picked a grey canvas that was fabulous to work with.. did I mention that the sectional had bolster head cushions that were attached to the body like car head rests.. ya, see what mean, tricky! After a bit on pondering I was able to figure out the curved bolster, if only it had been symmetrical.. but hey.. I love a good challenge! It really was a super cool couch! They were really happy with the results!
This next one was also a throw back to the retro days.. and its a sleeper sofa! And the back of the couch folds open.. another thinker...
I also worked on an outdoor sectional for one of my designer clients. She had 6 extremely large cushions made from scratch.. She picked a 5" foam with was dreamy but let me tell you.. its a work out cutting wrapping and stuffing covers that are that thick! She picked a pretty grey outdoor fabric and once she gets them installed I'll post a pic. They are pretty rad!
I also made a cute little window bench cushion for another designer client who will be doing a photo shoot of this room while I am in Europe, so I had to squeeze these two in. She used Caitlin Wilson's Navy Buffalo check for the window bench and this darling Mint Greek Key fabric for a really cool retro chair. We made a 40" in diameter cushion/pillow. That room will be happy with color! Ps.. if you don't follow her on social media, go do it! She is renovating her home and it is AMAZING! Plus she is super darling and sweet!
My last chair and ottoman combo was this beast... A mans chair that was in need of much love! I cut the back cushion off and fluffed it up! It was sad and saggy..
All I have left to finish up this week a settee cushions and back pillows. So there you have it.. my month recap all in one long blah blah blah post!
I am booking for mid September if you want to get on my schedule.. but you may not be able to reach me via text while I am on vaca so shoot me an email! Once I get home I am gearing up for Swiss Days and a am super excited about my finds and can't wait to share them with you. I hope i can survive the next few weeks.. now I am off to attempt packing, grocery shopping, riding a horse and then headed to Heber in the morning.. I can't wait for my OCD scheduling and list making to return!