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78/100: 100 Days of Making

French Style!

This morning I helped Laetitia upholster the top of one of her dining chairs. In the last lesson, two weeks ago, we upholstered the seat. Laetitia has recently arrived in Brisbane with her family from France. They brought this set of four dining chairs […]

75/100: 100 Days of Making

Ottoman Legs!

Maurice has been in the workshop this morning prepping legs for the Ottoman Workshop on Saturday afternoon. We have a full workshop with four participants and for the first time ever, we have each person making a different ottoman…. tall round tapered legs for Oscar, short round tapered legs for Hugo, tapered rectangular legs for […]

69/100: 100 Days of Making

Sharing skills!

This morning I helped Laetitia start her upholstery journey! Recently arrived with her family from France, she was keen to update her dining chairs that were looking worn.

She arrived with the first of the four chairs already stripped back and ready to go. As the chairs aren’t that old, we reused the foam. […]

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53/100: 100 Days of Making

Mega Ottoman!!

This giant circle of foam arrived this week and today I started prototyping a new ottoman that is a whopping 1100mm in diameter. The largest ottoman we have made to date (Rollo, which is a workshop) is 780mm in diameter, so this is nearly 50% bigger.

I have wanted to road test a bigger […]

50/100: 100 Days of Making

100 Days of Making - #50Japanese Silk Wall Hanging

We have a narrow strip of wall at the end of a hallway that leads to our bedrooms and I have always wanted to hang something there that had a some real impact. While I was sorting […]

45/100: 100 Days of Making

JOE is finished!

We are making a collection of ottomans to go in our on-line store. They will all have a personality and a story. Different, quirky and fun, they will be designed to be signature pieces for your home or office. Today I stapled the fabric (see more of Lynne Tanner’s range @socialfabricau) in […]

42/100: 100 Days of Making:

Recycled old dining room chairs become ottoman legs!

Maurice carefully transforms old dining room chair legs into gorgeous legs for our ottoman workshops. This morning he made a set of four hardwood legs for a Slim Jim ottoman for Lindi! They came up a treat after a coat of beeswax and perfectly complemented her French […]

39/100: 100 Days of Making

Making plans for the Ottoman Pick’n’Mix!!!

Scheming today on fabulous new ottoman options for both workshops and custom made. We have been offering ottoman workshops for about three years and they have consistently been super popular! There is something about an ottoman… it is such a versatile piece of furniture. It can be a footstool, […]