I hope your new year has been going great. I pondered doing something and finally decided to take heed to some advice that my dear friend Joyce gave me years ago when we first opened Pieces of Time. She always said.. “Honey, the only way to make money in this business is to learn to do it yourself”. It was procrastination at it’s best. Well the procrastination has ended and the lessons will begin. My upholsterer who did Clarissa – has graciously said yes to teaching me. When I asked her about it.. her reply was not what I expected..she said “Sure, I would love to teach you… because someone taught me and I’d love to pass it on” Wow! Honestly speaking, I thought she would say “No” for obvious reasons and I’m very grateful about that. This is going to be a long process and I’ll share what I’m going through along the way. I hope you’ll follow along. This is the chair we are working on for the first lesson.
It has a small tear in the fabric and needs to be re-done. The simple lines along with a sleek look is perfect for a starter lesson. The style is mid-century modern Eames chair and reminds me of something you’d see in Mad Men – doesn’t it?
Very similar huh??
It’s a very popular style and I can’t wait to see the finished product. I picked a sleek fabric and will refinish the wood. I think I’ll call this piece Don – Looks sleek and casa-nova-ish.. like DonJuan.
So everyone.. wish me luck, on this new venture I’m taking. I just hope my hands hold up for the journey.