Friday, July 12, 2024

While shopping the other day I ran into a person who for some unknown reason apparently reads the drivel we post for ourselves and asked why I have been so quiet for a couple of months now. I assured her that I've been healthy, and am continuing to learn about upholstery work in my spare time, even during my apparent absence. So, before I try to catch everyone up please remember this adventure is JUST A HOBBY - it's not my day job!!

With that said, several projects have come and gone since my radio silence began. My last post introduced Bambi's Bimini, which I still haven't completed and takes up a considerable amount of floor and table space and one I'd very much like to wrap up. Unfortunately, the bimini project was sidelined due to "other financial considerations" as in, actual paying gigs showing up on my doorstep. Fortunately Bambi and her husband were willing to shift their anticipated delivery date to accommodate my hobby funding opportunities.

Before After

Pictured here are a few of the other projects that literally showed up for service. The first as a gift from a husband to his wife who after years of using this chair in their mud room decided to have it restored. Details are available here but the transformation was as wonderful as the gift!

 
 

Before After

And then there's this chair. Talk about a learning opportunity! In addition to a request for "old school" restoration, applying gimp and securing with decorative nails was a new challenge for me. While it's not a "master's quality upholstery job", I'm not embarrassed with the outcome. Again, before and after pictures.

 

Last, not one, but two wood chairs in pretty much the same condition upon arrival. While not obviously financially viable to repair at the outset, my family members argued that I either fix these chairs or else be prepared to part with my newfound earnings to buy replacements. Ouch! Needless to say, I accepted the challenge of bringing this pair of chairs back to life!

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All in all, this hobby is working out quite well!  ;-)