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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Upholstery ...U are Making a Comeback Baby..

   Upholstery..
     I have attempted my stab at it on and off since my early 20's..Long before there was Google and Blogs and YouTube to guide me through a brain fart. Was I good at it..Survey says ummm NO. The pieces were presentable from a distance at best.. had I taken pictures of said travesty I would have noooo problem sharing them with you but it was b4 the dawn of the digital age.
     Over the last year my interest had been renewed along with a slight improvement in my workmanship. (I will insert some pics at somepoint). I hit the Blogs. I found some great before and after's..it helped with inspiration but very few bloggers are actually breaking down their technique for anything harder than a dining chair redo.. I know what I need...I NEEDED A REAL TEACHER...Easier said than done.
      I am queen of researching..I am kinda known for it on an OCD LEVEL ..Its ok again embrace it..I commit to NOTHING without satisfactorily researching said topic to The HILT, this was no exception. I scoured the web..I called and visited a local upholstery shop close to where I work.. Sadly the was NOTHING to be found except going to NYC.. Paying close to $400 For a one day class and materials and travel for a one time 4hour class...Uhhhh I think NOT! Sigh.....
      Fast forward several months.I proceed with Furniture Re-Fab's but put all projects concerning upholstery to the backburner..actually I got soo disgusted that I started selling off pieces that I had aquired with the intent of re-upholestring.
      Most craiglist sales I have done have been awkwardly shady, i meet the buyer, they barely inspect the goods, slip me the dough and poof they are gone. They are not interested in the history of the piece, where i found it, the life it had before i rescued it..NADA..This particular sale was for a vintage chair n foot bench i began to strip but once it came to the broken caning i knew i was not in a position to replace it myself nor did i luv the chair that much to invest in paying someone to re-cane so up for sale it went..That is the day I met West Point Mama and with ina few weeks my fire for Upholstery was re-ignited.

As Always...
A~

Welcome...

    Welcome to my own little notch in cyberspace. A little about me.. I am a 30 something gal from the beautiful Mid Hudson Valley in NY. Centrally located to just about anything I need and a quick metro north ride to NYC. Until Today I have always been a Blog and YouTube "spectator ". My interests are as wide and not related to each other as is everything in my life. (I think I may have had inherited a Lil ADD on my mothers side.) I would say I am a Type A personality longing to life of a Type B. I am a mother but bc I am a neurotic about creepers on the net  I am not sure if or what i will post about the youngin'. I have a tendency  to abbreviate ALOT. I will try my best to ref. My abbreviations IE: bc=because.
     When I tried to imagine what I intend to accomplish with this blog..I have no  clue. It's gonna be a hit or a miss..trial and error and unless it becomes more defined as time goes on , right now..NO general theme. When I  stumble upon a new blog its usually bc I have been led astray, It happens a Lil something like this.....I go online looking for something, end up on Better After, or Pinterest next thing I know I spent the next Hour reading backwards all the older posts from a new found blog. ADD strikes again...
    AnyWho..if I aquire some followers along the way I look forward to making some new friends that bring a Lil of their flavor into my hum drum world..


**Ohhh and Here is My Disclaimer(p.s  if you claim to not have seen this, shame one you, should always start a blog from day one)** ANY AND ALL THOUGHTS WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS THAT ARE PLOPPED ON THIS BLOG ARE MINE, THEY ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THAT OF A PROFESSIONAL IN ANY CAPACITY, ANY  RECOMMENDATIONS OR POSTS ABOUT PRODUCTS OR WEBSITES ARE PURELY INFORMATIONAL AND BASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES I AM NOT BEING PAID OR ENDORSED BY ANYONE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.


As Always ...
A~