…painting an upholstered chair

I have painted a few upholstered chairs for clients. The best way to do this is to paint BEFORE you have the piece upholstered with the new fabric. You can strip the old fabric or you can leave it on. Either way, be sure to get into all the little crevices so that when it is fitted with the new fabric there will be not raw wood showing.

Cathy is a repeat client that bought some sweet chairs from me for her lake house. I love thinking of them in a relaxing environment!

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She recently brought me two upholstered chairs that she was planning on upholstering. My job was to take care of the legs and arms.

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Since she was bringing these to her upholsterer AFTER me, I did not have to tape where the wood meets the fabric.

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I used ASCP Country Grey.

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Ollie just can’t help  himself.

I have a few projects in my garage waiting for upholstery. The wood trim has been painted. I think I am hesitating because I still want to try my hand at upholstering myself. This summer I’m going to try! Don’t worry – I’ll show you the highs & lows of the process. eek!

 

…it’s a bloggy world series: frequency

Some of you are very schedule-oriented like myself and will want to set a schedule as to when and how many times a week or a month you want to blog. Others will want to write as they feel inspired. You really should work varying on your type of personality. That is how you will maintain your blog.

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I blog every day, as you know. There are a few reasons for this. I believe that if one wants to live a creative life then you need to be working at it and sharing it. Writing about what I am working on every day keeps my mind constantly turning over new ideas & information. I never stop thinking. I also love what I do so I get very, very excited about sharing it.

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I also think when one blogs often you gain the trust and love of a set group of people. You may not have a huge audience, but you will hopefully have some friends & family that get your post in their inbox and want to read what you are up to. I love you, Readers, so very much and I feel like we are in this together.

Life is crazy busy for all of us. If you can only blog once a week or once a month then that is what you should do. I follow some beautiful blogs and the author only posts every few months when she has something to show. However, if you are interested in building your business then blogging is an important way of making yourself seen.

I enjoy blogging everyday, but that also comes at a price. If you came into my house on a weekday to see me write you will find me in my kitchen at my computer downing a cup of coffee at 7:00am while my kids are running around scarfing down breakfast and trying to find clean clothes for school. My Dear Husband will be finishing up dishes from last night and helping make lunches. The dog will be whining to go out and Owen’s “gifts” that he likes to bring up to us every morning will be scattered all over the floor (Owen literally collects hats, mittens and any other small article of clothing and leaves them by the stairs for us to see in the morning. Silly!)

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It is crazy hectic. Sometimes I have started a post for that day and other times I write as I feel inspired. I must say that when I’m writing off the cuff and I get someone pointing out my spelling or grammatical errors I give a loud scream, “Do you know what kind of environment I was in when I wrote that post?” “Fiona asked me for the fourth time if she could wear slippers to school, Reid was playing  in the dog water and Greta was practicing her spelling at the kitchen table before her quiz that morning.” Grrrr.

If your traffic is not building then try posting more often. Make each post something new and fresh. Posts can also be just an image or a few sentences. Remind the wild world out there that you are here by writing!

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