Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Review

Hello Everyone, as some of you already know I've completed my chair. I just wanted to tell you the value of taking classes if it's available in your area. Frank has been in the business for over 30 years The classes are very informative I was able to learn basic upholstery tips. Here are some: welt cords, cutting and matching fabric, using the proper tools and measuring. If you pay close attention you can't really screw it up. Each class is four hours long and for six weeks a lot is done in every class, my chair was completed in three weeks. The next three weeks I will learn something new! I'll share it with you later :) Here are just a few photos from the class

Frank sharing a "trade secret" with Kate.

Kate is bold and brave she is reupholstering a wingback chair. Don't you just love the fabric?




Frank is double checking my work....always start in the center!
For those of you who don't live in the Cleveland area Frank has also published a book Professional Upholstering All The Trade Secrets.   There is another student in the class Rasa I will have photos of her project soon. Rasa is working on a very interesting chair it's so modern.  The class has been so much fun.
Well let me show you the chair one more time!!


In the upcoming days  I will be starting a segment called "Coast to Coast Creativity" so be on the lookout for it and once again I have a giveaway.

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25 comments:

  1. Like I said before....you are so fortunate to have such a class to take!!! The chair turned out amazing.

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  2. Your chair looks beautiful. My hat is off to you. I have tried and it is hard work. Keep it up. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  3. Your chair looks great! I've always wanted to take a class on reupholstering. Looks fun to learn how to do it the right way!

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  4. I really love the fabric you chose for that chair. You must be so proud to have that skill now! I think I may do the same, someday!

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  5. Your chair looks fantastic!!!

    I almost bought that identical black and white fabric Katie is using on her wing back chair to recover an ottoman.

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  6. That chair is beautiful!! Great job!

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  7. What a fun class! I took an upholstery class when I was very young (like 19 years old). My boss sent me to the class to reupholster a piece (a chaise lounge in satin)! I remember a few things but forgot more than I remember. It sounds like you are learning a lot and having a great time will do it! Can't wait to see more :D

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  8. How STUNNING! Your beautiful chair must make you smile every time you look at it!

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  9. Beeeeautiful!!! I've actually seen that fabric in the store and drooled over it... :) Thanks for linking up on Kammy's Korner!!! :):):)

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  10. I love your chair! I would love to take a class like that...I have 3 big chairs and 2 smaller ones, that I would be thrilled to be able to redo! Unfortunately no classes near me. Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments! I will be following you to...now excuse me while I spend some more time reading your posts!
    Sharon

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  11. Love! You've done an amazing job :)

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  12. Love your chair in the same fabric! It's a delicate fabric but so pretty!!! Yours is beautiful!

    Wow a 4 hour class for six weeks, mine was only 2 hours for six weeks. Great to learn the tips and tricks!

    Love your blog, I'll be following. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

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  13. Are you in Cleveland, OH? I am about 1.5 hours south of you in Walnut Creek (Amish Country)...small world! Love to find other Ohio girls! :)

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