4.26.2012

See You!


 I sat down this morning to sign off for an extended weekend, as I’m heading to New York City for a little vacay, but I think it’s time for me to sign off for longer than just the weekend. 


I have been thinking of how I’ll write this post for quite sometime now, and to be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever figure out the perfect way, so I’m just going for it.

I have absolutely adored my blogging experience – It has lead me to meet the most wonderful people, build great relationships, and experience things I never would have if I didn’t blog.  I really think there will be days that I will miss it, but for the most part I think it’s best I close this chapter.

What has brought me to this?  Well, it’s a bunch of things.  I started my blog for fun, but now I find it feels more like an obligation because I don’t want to let my readers down.  I used to enjoy sharing what I came across online and bits about my life, but now with Switch Studio being so busy I don’t have time to browse online or do anything blog worthy {let alone photograph it} in my life {other than my work of course}.  And to top it all off, I recently had a bit of a health issue.  An operation has fixed it, but I’m still on close watch for at least the next two years – This changed me.  It changed my outlook on many things, and now, when I have free time from work I don’t want to feel like I have to be spending it online. 

I think blogging is a beautiful thing, and it fit perfectly in my life for quite some time, but things change, and it’s just no longer a good fit.  My focus has changed, by business has changed, my goals have changed, and I have changed.

I will miss all of you, some of you I know, and some I don’t – But you will all be missed.  I truly hope you will come and visit me over at The Switch Studio Blog, where I will be posting work related stuff weekly.  Switch Studio also has a Facebook page and Twitter account.  You can also find me {personally} on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, so please come say hello.

I thank you all for following along with my sweet little blog.  

See you!

4.24.2012

The Learn To Upholster Night Was A Hit


For those of you who don't know, last week we, at Switch Studio, co-hosted a learn to upholster night at Paint It Like New {you can see the details of the evening HERE}, and it was a huge success!  Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and seemed to learn lots too, which is wonderful.  Here are some photos from the night {thanks to my assistant Natalie for being the photographer}...

This is the gift bag, which was full of goodies from Paint It Like NewElm Hill CookiesBenjamin Moore, and of course us at Switch Studio - Valued at over $250!  The lucky winner, Kathie was delighted to have won, and we're already working on doing a headboard for her!

This delicious platter of cookies didn't last long!  It was provided by Elm Hill Cookies, and they were the perfect touch to our event - Delicious, and beautiful {that's right, cookies can be beautiful}!

These are the before and after chairs.  The blue one on the right demonstrates a chair you may find that needs a little {or a lot of} work, and the chair on the left demonstrates how great it can look with a fresh coat of paint, by Paint It Like New of course!

 Janet, the owner of Paint It Like New began the night talking about painting furniture and colour picks!

And then came the upholstery demonstration a la moi!  I explained how to reupholster a dining seat like a pro.  Using simple tips and tricks can keep your project looking professional, as opposed to looking like a quick DIY project.  The ladies seemed to really enjoy it, which made me happy!

Of course we ended up chatting too much, and I went into too much detail {as usual} so we didn't get the seat completed, but here it is on the chair to give a rough idea of what it will look like.  Don't you just love the fabric?  It's an indoor/outdoor fabric from Sunbrella under their Cobi Style Collection, which I purchased through Joanne Fabrics {if you want more details, just send me an email}.  Once the chair is done, we'll be sure to post the picture for you all to see!

We're having requests to hold another seminar, is that something you'd be interested in?  If so, let us know!

4.21.2012

Foyer Envy

I have absolutely no entry space in my home.  People may think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not.  I have no space.  It's literally that you walk in the front door, and bang, you're in the living room.  

I hate it.


This foyer, however, I do not hate.  I love everything about it!  Don't you?

I am totally experiencing a serious bout of foyer envy!

4.19.2012

I'm Obsessed with Coloured Denim

I have a major obsession with coloured denim right now!  I mean, what's not to love?

I really, truly, want a pair in every colour.  It's an issue.  

I spent a small fortune on the weekend and picked up a starter collection for myself consisting of a coral/pinky pair, a powdery blue pair, and these babies...

{and yes, I was parked while I took this photo - Safety first ladies!}

I wore these darling green ones to work on Monday, thinking it would be safe as I was doing only office work that day.  {I never wear nice clothes to work, seeing as they could easily be ruined because upholstering can be pretty messy} 

... And then, it happened...  

I was helping a client move a headboard from his truck, into Switch, when a bottle of motor oil fell out of the truck and splattered all over my new cuties!  

Gasp.  I know.  

Thank goodness I have good karma and a whole lotta patience - After five spot washing, soaking, and washing attempts the oil has come out!  I swear I heard angles singing when I saw they were clean!

Anyway, I'm curious, are you obsessed with coloured denim too?

4.16.2012

21 Suggestions For Success

Todays post is going to be super short, but it has a pretty inspiring message to start our week off right!  I found this on Pinterest, and thought I should share it with you all...

I think these are all great suggestions, and words to live by.  Hope you enjoyed it and found it at least a little inspiring.  Happy {successful} Monday, my dears!