I’m amazed that Wendy and Liz from Thursday Night Upholstery both completed their chairs on time. It’s not that six weeks isn’t enough, it’s just that by the time the third session rolls around, students are starting to feel all chit-chatty and the valuable upholstery time melts away. I’d never put a stop to the social aspect of these classes. So even though I may have to do an extra class or two with everyone, I enjoy it as well.
Wendy’s rocker was like nothing I had ever seen. Each upholstered piece came apart by pulling out dowels. I think she only had two screws in the entire piece. An antique component chair–very progressive.
The only snag Wendy experienced was cutting her fabric too small right off the bat. The next week she returned with an entirely different fabric. Using a fabric you’re crazy about makes the job much more fun.
Liz first brought in the sister to this chair, but finished the second one first. ???? She also changed fabrics after the first class and ended up with this sassy cheetah fabric with neon orange trim.
With an hour left in one of the class sessions, she just cranked out the second chair like nobody’s business. If she didn’t already have a thriving career, she would have made a great assistant. (Ha! If I ever get an assistant.)
Look at the cute curve on the top rail. That’s the kind of detail you’re looking for.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the BEFORE photos. I’ll see what I can do about that and post them later this week.