Micaela, Furniture Upholsterer.
“Lots of people don’t know what upholstery is. It’s just where you change the fabric of a chair, or a sofa, headboard, curtains or soft furnishings for the home. We work with a lot of antique furniture or family heirlooms and we revive them.
I used to work in the city for different start-ups. I always kind of knew I wanted to work for myself, but I didn’t know what that was going to look like. Then a friend suggested upholstery to me, so I went and did a course with Steve who’s now my business partner, loved the course and just thought I really want to do this full time.
I did a few courses, they just teach you the basics and you work on a few different shapes and stuff. As with anything when you’re studying, you never really know until you get stuck in and do it every day, that’s when you learn the most.
Life’s short and you spend so much of it at work, so you should enjoy what you do. Even if it’s not all the time, every day, you need to like what you do, and you need to enjoy it most of the time.
If you’re looking to try something new I recommend doing a course, you’ve always got time to do some exploring and figuring out. Even if it’s a one-day course, go and have a little taster, just try it. If you don’t like it, you don’t like it, try something else.”
Por fin jueves!!! 🤗🤗
Toda la semana estar con ganas de hacer fotos pero no llegar 🤦🏼♀️ Se nota que por el día estoy trabajando, por la tarde estoy con mi peque y con mi chico y por la noche antes de dormir estoy repintando el mueble de cocina 😅🤪
Así que hoy voy a enseñar mi transformación preferida que hemos hecho con papi ya hace muchísimos años y hasta hoy le tengo mucho cariño..
Lo que hace un poco de imaginación, sierra, pintura y muuuucha paciencia ;) Porque este banco se hizo de un mueble antiguo muy muy feo 😱 Quería tener un banco en el recibidor para poder sentarse pero no encontré nada que me encajaba de tamaño así que “diseñamos” este con mi chico, él lo transformó y yo lo pinté 😉 (con pintura de tiza de Annie Sloan, envejecido en los cantos y con la madera barnizada) .
Oh the pain of this one! 😂😂 Thank goodness it’s finished! Was very pleased with how it turned out. Was a bit of a mess to start with hehe. Very weather beaten. I have mould treated it and used a mould/stain blocking primer and exterior weathershield paint for durability and to guard against the weather. It should last at least another few years out there in it’s gorgeous spot!
Hump day =🍷 day, it’s the law I’ve just checked! Also today, my latest blog is on my website (link in bio) and this month I’ve done this upcycling project with instructions for anyone who’d like to do something similar, or give a piece of furniture a fresh new look. Have a great day Cx
💡IDEAS PLEASE💡What would you do to upcycle this table and sideboard? The table is very scratched, the chairs are so uncomfortable hence the (awful) seat pads and the sideboard is just...nah. We also have a wine tree in this wood which I love because it’s a stand alone piece and I think it’s beautiful. But the table, chairs and sideboard is just TOO MUCH. My style is blues, blacks, whites, greys, metallic accents. Part of the problem is that our dining room has a huge amount of dark wood (ceiling and doors) and forest green (carpets, seat cushions, easy chairs) and it’s just overwhelmingly not to my taste. I would love to hear your ideas please! #upcycle#diy#interiors#homedecor#furnitureupcycle#interiordesign#helpme 🤯