Emily Upholster Me – Upholstery Classes

homespun

Homespun, Aratula


Since becoming a Furniture Fashionista, the most frequent questions I am asked is “where did you learn how to do this and can you please show me how to re-upholster and up-cycle my own furniture”. So I decided to teach a class at the workshop at Homespun, where my furniture is on sale, for anyone interested in learning the basics of upholstery.

EMILY UPHOLSTER ME

Date: Saturday, 28th of April 2012
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $35.00 includes a $50 Furniture Fashionista voucher and a slice of arguably the best cheesecake you’ve ever had.
Location: Homespun, Cunningham Highway, Aratula

What will you learn:
This is not a standard upholstery class, it is a look into how I pick my fabrics and how to take something ordinary and turn it into a design statement no matter if your style is modern, retro, traditional or shabby-chic.

I will walk you through:

  • What tools you need and where to get them
  • What fabrics to choose the to suit YOUR style
  • The techniques you need to know to get a professional finish.

You will get hands-on experience reupholstering chairs that I will supply for you to practice your newly learnt skills on so you can go home confident that you can tackle your own project.

Places are limited, for further information and to book, please contact Justine at Homespun on 0423 479 649 or email jj.cadena@bigpond.com

reupholstery couch cover

Reupholstery – Julie’s Couch

Reupholstery is so much fun when you can turn something truly hideous into something this fantastic! A commissioned piece my client, Julie, knew she wanted to use the Gullvi (faces) fabric from Ikea, but she was worried that over the whole couch it would look too much and would turn something cool into something very not!

The solution was to use the Gullvi as the removeable and washable slip covers over the seat and back cushion while upholstering the main body and arms of the couch in a heavy-duty black upholstery fabric. The black provides a backdrop to allow the Gullvi fabric to really pop and if it ever does get too much, it won’t be a full reupholstery job, just a couple of new cushion covers. And the stripe ties the couch in to another piece of furniture in the room and provides that punctuation mark!

If you have a piece you want re-imagined, let me know at emily@furniturefashionista.com.au.

reupholstery couch cover

upholstered bedside table shabby chic

Upholstered Bedside Tables

These shabby chic bedside tables are solid little numbers. With upholstered drawer fronts and a sublime Venetian Glaze over Oyster White milk paint and to-die-for crystal knobs. Sorry this item is SOLD, but if you love it, I can make something similar for you using your own or my bedside tables or set of drawers. Contact me at emily@furniturefashionista.com.au

upholstered bedside tables crystal handles

suede upholstered dining chair

Suede Dining Chair

This Dutch Tulip Dining Chair has been hand-painted in  Porters Milk Paint ‘Neutral’ and is upholstered in a very cool graphic print micro-suede of white, beige and black. It is available as a single chair and has a perfectly coordinated set of bedsides or as a complete dining set with or without carvers. This chair is currently for sale at Homespun in Aratula (west of Ipswich). Please contact me at emily@furniturefashionista.com.au or the ladies at Homespun on 0423796649.

suede upholstered dining chair

 

bedside tables

Suede Bedside Tables

These so chic bedside tables have an applique detail on the door fronts and have a unique Palm Beach Black stain and Neutral milk paint  detail and a vintage handle to complete the look. Truly one of a kind, the bedside tables were made to coordinate with the Suede Dining Chair.

The tables could also be used as side tables in a lounge room if you prefer with the suede chairs available as a complete dining setting. Pictured is a lamp with the same motif and linen wall art with applique detail. All items are available for sale now at Homespun in Aratula (west of Ipswich). Please contact me at emily@furniturefashionista.com.au or the ladies at Homespun on 0423 796 649.

handpainted bedside tables

upholstered dining chair

Dutch Tulip Dining Chair

This Dutch Tulip Dining Chair has a Natural stain and has been is upholstered in a green, pale blue and cream floral pattered fabric It is available as a single chair and has a perfectly coordinated set of bedsides or as a complete dining set with or without carvers. This chair is currently for sale at Homespun in Aratula (west of Ipswich). Please contact me at emily@furniturefashionista.com.au or the ladies at Homespun on 0423796649.

Mahogany upholstered dining chair antique reproduction dining chair