Saturday, 30 April 2011

It's getting Cooler and we are sweating:)

Hello Blog world,
 This is one of our "Providence" boards. It shows the customer what the piece looked like when we found it. There is also a description of the things we have done to it. It gives the customer a better understanding of the piece.
 This top image is a 1970's love seat that we found. It was in a pretty bad state..but such a unique piece..we had to have it. A customer saw it in our workshop (at the back of the store) and purchased the chair on the spot. She proceeded to source her own fabric which was very expensive upholstery fabric.(I was a little nervous)...but below is the finished product. She was very pleased and I was very proud. It was for her husbands birthday (Today).
Things are going swimmingly at the shop. I am now officially out of the nest! I started Resurekt under the warm wings of 'NEIS" ( New Enterprise Incentive Scheme). This is a program run by the government to give a helping hand to anybody who fancies themselves as a small business owner. They give you training and a Mentor for your fist twelve a little financial help. Thanks to Launceston getting behind my creativity and supporting us...we are stronger than ever. We have now opened up the opportunity for people to bring in old furniture that they have collected...and we will resurekt it with our fabrics....or they can find there own special print. The furniture has to be in need of love! Not just a new upholstery job. We are trying to be a bit different and give the furniture an opportunity at a second life. So...we have been flat out. It's been a fantastic learning curve because I taught myself upholstery about 5 months ago.....This is why I havn't tackled anything that i feel is beyond my skill. My next move is to find an industrial sewing machine with a good piping foot. I am thinking of putting a "Wanted" notice in the local paper on the weekend. I don't have a huge amount of disposable cash...but I might be lucky with a bargain. Then I can get serious with some funkyness:)....and the old Bernette won't have to push herself so hard. Well...I am going to get back into some painting this weekend. I want to do some Trompe L'Oeil  on some little coffee tables...and see if people like them.


  1. Glad to hear your going well.
    Love the "love seat"

  2. I would try the auctions for a sewing machine..... I have seen them before. The Love seat looks great - will pop in soon. Cathy

  3. Congratulations on the up and ups

  4. Yay!
    Great to hear you sounding so positive and that the store is rolling along well for you.
    Not that we are suprised!
    LOVE the 'love seat' too!

  5. So glad to hear all is going well. I have a beautiful old "Bridge" chair that has been handed down in the family, made by my husbands grandfather, springs have gone and it is in need of some "loving restoration" I will save my pennies and come visit you :)

  6. that love seat is sweet! noice!

  7. What a brilliant idea that you tell and show the customers all about what the product looked like before it was done up, I love that idea as it tells people a story.
    Those chairs are gorgoues, I love your blog, I have just joined as a follwer. feel free to pop on over to my blog at

    Kate :)

  8. That is the cutest thing ever. Love your work guys xoxoxo