upholstery

96/100: 100 Days of Making

Private lesson with Rhonda!

What a fabulous way to spend a day… teaching Rhonda from @theurallaprintgallery how to make an ottoman and a lampshade. Rhonda travelled from Uralla on the New England Tableland in NSW to pick up some new skills. Her fabric by @gekkoprints was DIVINE… I did swoon!!!

The large piece of mono printed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

43/100: 100 Days of Making

Top Stitching Tip!

I’ll happily admit that I am addicted to top stitching. It can make such a difference to the finished look of a project. I am working on an ottoman (using a fabulous retro design from Social Fabric) and wanted to top stitch in black to match the colours in the fabric and […]

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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 […]

40/100: 100 Days of Making

Retro Stool Rescue!!

This was such a quick easy makeover. Yesterday this stool was quite unremarkable… rusty metal legs, tired and worn yellow vinyl upholstery and a wobbly seat. Today it is looking so spiffy I could hug it!!!

My process was:

  1. Remove seat and take off old upholstery.
  2. Sand the metal frame.
  3. Spray the frame […]

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, […]