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!

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