Monday, June 22, 2009


How beautiful is this bench?? I am a new upholster, all self taught. I take on projects one at a time and somehow figure out what to do. This was purchased at a town wide sidewalk sale on June 20 th in the stockade section of Schenectady , NY - sidewalk sale because hardly anyone had a driveway or garage. The homes date from the late 1700 to early 1900's along side of the Mohawk River. They were so pretty. I went to this sale with my friend Jen from Tennessee who has a shop similar to mine - We walked around with our pink wagon in tow and filled up the truck repeatedly until we couldn't fit any more. So many people we're staring at us and all of our good finds. We we're so excited and proud of ourselves. So, back to my bench...It was very beaten up looking with springs popping out of the seat and tattered material- but WOW only $10.00, what a great buy, I thought? I think i just found my next project! The very next day pulled it all apart, started painting it, and as the paint went on I thought- oh how fabulous! I just received a white chenille bedspread in the mail just as I finished the distressing. I said, OH YES!! this is perfect!! I happily finished it and placed it on my showroom floor. I gradually fell in love with it and realized- I just can't sell this- this must come home with me!!! I thought, when will I see a piece like this again??? It now sits in my foyer and looks so fantastic! It looks very inviting and the perfect piece for that spot. I hope everyone has a great day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


When a client sent me pictures of her happy little girl Lucy, i knew i had to blog about it and I realized how long it 's been since I had. One of the first sales i made on was this bed . When I got these pictures it made me so incredibly happy. This makes what I do SOOO worth it. What a joy to bring a smile and happiness to a child. I will blog again soon because I just really have to show off my new antique loveseat i made. I love it so much that I'm not sure i will be able to art with it- it may just have to come home with me....