Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lorraines Tan Linen Couch

Lorraine loves ruffles and pink and antiques. She wanted to change it up a bit with her couch.

Gold couch---BEFORE

Couch-- AFTER---tan linen blend with 3x gather on the skirt with 1" of drag.

 She had some awesome pillows to pull it all together.

I love all her collections and antiques.

I loved the 3x gather on the skirt...super full and feminine.  She wanted it just a tiny bit loose, so I made the band 1/2" taller on cushions and 1" drag on skirt and fit the front of the arms a little bit looser than I normally do.

The original couch had piping down the center in between the I did the same.


Work studio is coming along....we got new stairs and landing built with my dad's help. I got the doors and steps painted mossy, olive green a few days ago. Tomorrow we are laying the floors (gray laminate wood)!

I can't wait to get all moved in. I think I ran up and down the basement stairs at least 15 times yesterday just trying to get the car and trailer loaded for drop offs today. It will be so exciting when I can load straight  from my work room to the trailer on the driveway.

Making my curtains out of this fabric!

My Chandelier got hung this past weekend too! LOVE IT!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Swivel Rocker redo

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!  I thought it would be fitting to show off this red chair today!

Today and tomorrow---my DVD and ebook are 15% off with promo code "VALENTINE"

This clients husband had a "favorite" chair that he wanted to keep.  I am not going to lie, when this chair showed up, I had my doubts! Both arms were severely torn and missing foam. I whip stitched up the one arm and put some batting on the second and whip stitched that arm as well and then added  the cream fabric over the top for added stability and sewed that down by hand. 


 Arm repair---

Chair--AFTER---- she chose a great red canvas, which sewed up beautifully! She was completely shocked when she came to pick it up---It turned out better than what she was expecting. I had enough fabric to self line the skirt--which gave it a good weight.

I did piping on the inside arm seams....just to finish it off a bit.

Front of arm

I just followed the original lines of the chair, for where to run the piping.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Sasha's Front room

Sasha lived in the same dorms as me my freshman year at BYU. We just reconnected at a mutual friends birthday party...and realized we looked familiar and figured out where we knew each other from.  She took a design class and picked out some fabric to decorate her front room


Ottomans--BEFORE--vinyl like fabric with an interesting upholstry job (pulled over at corners and "eased" in).

AFTER---she chose a great cottage floral with a 3/4 length gathered skirt for the wing backs and a coordinating plaid for the ottomans.

 We did a 2" pleat ruffle on the bottom of the ottoman. I had to think about the ottomans for a day---the tops were so rounded I didn't think it would work to do piping along the top edge, so I did a "kiss pleat" in each corner and did the piping from there.

 Whole room---Turned out AWESOME. Sasha did a great job picking out paint, fabric, and a rug. A room feels so much better when the furniture is grouped into a conversation area. The ottomans were placed where they were, to accommodate her lounging sons during family scripture study. I know us women always want CUTE while our husbands and boys want FUNCTION....I think this was a great compromise on furniture placement.

SIDE NOTE---just got back from our annual trip to Maui and hit the ground running with two appointment days out back to back---dropping off and picking up new items and doing fittings. I need a "mom" day to put my house back together and do some laundry.

Anyhow here are some pics from the trip! Gotta love 80 degree weather in the dead of winter!

We went with two other couples from our neighborhood--- it's always nice to have someone else that's just as white as me!

I LOVE the beach...this pic is in Kihei, where we stayed.

We did a zipline tour this time....lots of fun. We also did a kayak tour, rafting tour, and whale watch.

We drove around the north end of the island on our last day. We discovered a few waterfalls off the side of the road.

Our last sunset in Maui.

Heber climbing for coconuts!

Can't wait for next year....although I think we may try Puerto Rico next time.

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