A Giveaway that is One of a Kind!

Good Morning Lovelies,

It’s giveaway time! I don’t know about you but I go to the One of Kind Show every year at this time.  It’s a great place to pick up unique, handmade holiday gifts for all the people on your list.  And what’s ever better about this year’s show?  Well, I’ll tell you….

You know the amazing Re:style Studio that I keep talking about? The studio where I do all my upholstery work and help teach the upholstery courses? Weeellll, Re:style has a booth at the One of a Kind Show this year!!  And I’ll tell you, Miss Andrea Ford (the owner and creative mind behind the studio) has designed some gorgeous upholstered pieces for the show including chairs, settees, headboards, and ottomans.  Here is a peek at some of the great stuff…

Awesome right?

And Re:style is helping me give away a pair of tickets to the One of Kind Show to Recreated readers!  The show runs from November 22nd to December 2nd at the Direct Energy Center in Toronto.  Contest is open to anyone who can attend the show.

Here is how you enter:

1) Leave a comment below

For additional entries:

1) “Like”  Re:Style Studio on Facebook and provide a comment saying you did.

2) Tweet “Hey @LGrecreated, pleae send me to the OOAK Christmas Show to see @andrearestyle of Restyle Studio! http://recreated.ca/2012/11/20/a-giveaway-that-is-one-of-a-kind/ ” and provide a comment saying you did.

Contest ends Thursday, November 22 at 10 pm EST and I will announce the winner on Friday, November 23rd.

If you come to the show, the Re:style booth is Z19 so come by and visit.  Oh, did I mention she will be offering 10% off custom upholstery AND 10% workshops at the show?  Booya.  The workshops are really fun, I would recommend them to anyone who loves a good DIY project. Also, if you go to the show on Sunday, I’ll be rocking the booth between 11 and 3 pm so come say Hi! 🙂



Before and After: Green Sofa

Good afternoon, and Happy Saturday!

Today I’m featuring Recreated’s most recently completed upholstery project for Re:style Studio. This was a really great project! Based on the needs of the client, the piece had to be re-designed and parts built from scratch, but the challenge just made it more fun.

Here is what I had to start…..

The piece was found by the client but it didn’t have a cushion.  Also, the client didn’t want a tufted back, so I had some shape re-design to do, but first the gorgeous antique frame was refinished in a pale gold.

As you can see, the fabric the client chose was a rich jewel-toned green velvet. I built up the back and sides with smooth curved lines, so that it retained the original antique look (i.e. not too bulky), but was still comfortable to sit on.

Once the fabric was on, matching twisted cord was used for piping around the edges.

Then we had to build a cushion from scratch, which was very fun.  We decided to make one large french-style settee cushion.  Andrea of Re:style sourced a 10 pound bag of down feathers and I sewed up a form. Getting the feathers in the cushion was definitely a two-person job! But even with both Andrea and I on the job, by the time we were finished we were literally eating feathers.  I think it was at least a few days before the feathers were totally gone from the studio.  Here is an uber-unflattering photo of us after the cushion filling….but I wanted you to see the feather chaos.

hmm, now that I look at it, this photo is also a little phallic…..and given that fact, I may be hugging the cushion a little too lovingly, but I digress.  Once the cushion was made, I sewed up the fabric cover, and it was done!

And here is a picture of the finished product, shot in the client’s home!

Another challenging and rewarding project with Re:style Studio.

  If you are interested in getting quote for one of your projects contact me at lgrecreated@gmail.com

Have a great day!

Fun Upholstery

Good morning lovelies.  For the last few days, I’ve spent every free moment I’ve had searching for a light fixture for my bedroom redo…I was originally planning on posting about it today, but to be honest, if I see another light fixture right now I think I’ll crawl into a little ball on the floor and rock back and forth…so maybe later in the week.  So instead, today I’m back on a topic close to my heart….upholstery. I’ve rounded up some examples of fun upholstery pieces to share with you this morning. Hope they inspire you to update an old piece of furniture yourself!

 What a pretty fabric on this chair and a great shape to boot (from Spruce Upholstery in Austin) via

Another fun fabric choice via

Cute little update to an average office chair….oh, and did I mention this fabric is from IKEA? Super fun and super cheap for upholstery weight fabric. via

Another gem by Spruce…via

A great reupholstery job…gotta love tufting…via

Great idea for fabric!  via

OK, this might be my east coast roots coming through...via

Gorgeous headboard by Staci Edwards at Switch Studio…..via

  Everyone loves an Eames chair, but it’s even better updated with this chevron pattern…via

And this last lovely chaise was completed by Andrea at Re:style Studio. And, if you are interested in completing your own re-upholstery project, sign up for a BYOP (bring your own piece) upholstery weekend at Re:style!  Yours truly will be instructing and I would love to see you there.  If there is enough interest we will be opening up another weekend before the holidays (think Christmas gifts??).