Thursday, October 10, 2013

Upholstery Class!

I am taking an upholstery class in Boston.
Oh my gosh, I'm so excited about it!
A picture of the school from their website
I forgot to take one. Doh!

I lost some of my excitement on Monday when I did a test drive out to the school.
I wanted to see how bad the drive would be
and the parking situation.
Both were bad.
So I drove home wondering if I'd made a good decision in signing up for this class.

Wednesday was my first day of class.
And it was SO MUCH FUN.
Here is our fancy basement workroom.

I opted for the beginning class where we all make the same project
a small ottoman
rather than the next class up where you bring your own piece of furniture to work on.
I figured I would rather start from scratch and learn all the basics
even though I've done some simple upholstery before.

I'm really glad I did.
In just the first class we learned webbing and tying springs.
I've never done either one of those things before.

Next I need to pick my fabric, which will be the hardest part for me I think.
I'm leaning towards using several different fabrics to make a bohemian type of look.

The parking and drive there went fairly smoothly.
But as the winter sets in this could change...especially the parking.
Snow will really muck things up I'm sure.

And I did get lost/turned the wrong direction/was very thankful for GPS on my phone
several times driving home.

So I still have some kinks to work out.

I'm glad I'm getting out of my comfort zone though.
Go me!


  1. That is AWESOME. I wish I lived near you so we could go together! That's something I have always wanted to learn. I can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Thats great! I totally want to get into that stuff someday :) You Rock!

  3. Really great! I'm excited to see the results.